SPAM’s first Distinguished Visitor: Claire Jean Kim, Nov 16

We at SPAM are thrilled to announce that Professor Claire Jean Kim (Political Science and Asian American Studies, University of California Irvine) will be visiting Concordia on Nov 16 as this year’s Distinguished Visitor hosted by the SPAM Centre and co-sponsored by CISSC, the Department of English, and the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment. … More SPAM’s first Distinguished Visitor: Claire Jean Kim, Nov 16

SPAM welcomes Christiane Bailey for a talk on Oct 26

Please join us for Christiane Bailey‘s talk, Animal Liberation Beyond Veganism: From Social Disobedience to Civil Disobedience, at 4pm on Oct 26 in room 1267 of the Hall Building. Christiane is a PhD Candidate studying animal philosophy at the Université de Montréal. Here is what Christiane will address in her talk, in her own words: “Are … More SPAM welcomes Christiane Bailey for a talk on Oct 26

First SPAM event of the fall!

Join us for the first SPAM event of the new academic year! On Monday October 2, one of SPAM’s founding members, PhD Candidate Constance Carrier-Lafontaine of Concordia’s Communications department, will present and discuss her current research. In her talk, “Multispecied lifecourses and the duelling temporalities of ‘bucket list’ adventures”, Constance will link her work on ageing … More First SPAM event of the fall!

Good news for SPAM!

We’re delighted to announce that the SPAM Centre will be an official 2017/18 working group of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC) at Concordia. It’s not just an honour for us to join a long list of exciting working groups past and present; there’s also some money involved! So we’ll be able … More Good news for SPAM!

Sylvain Lavoie on pet cremation

On March 20, Sylvain Lavoie gave a fascinating presentation on the burgeoning practice of pet cremation. In his paper, “Rising from the Ashes [Like Humans]: Pet Cremation in Quebec,” Sylvain, a PhD Candidate in the PhD Humanities program at Concordia and a founding member of SPAM, situates pet cremation in a longer history of cremation and death rituals, revealing the political … More Sylvain Lavoie on pet cremation