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Symposium on Professor Thomas Waugh

Date & time
Saturday, June 10, 2017
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.



Contact the department if you have questions
514-848-2424 ext. 5034


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve W.
De Seve Cinema

Wheelchair accessible


Photo by John Kenney courtesy of the Montreal Gazette Photo by John Kenney courtesy of the Montreal Gazette

On June 10, 2017, we will celebrate Tom Waugh’s 41-year career as professor of Film Studies at Concordia with a one-day symposium. Dr. Waugh was one of the first people hired to teach film studies at the downtown campus of Concordia. He has remained a pillar of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema as well as a key person in the establishment and continued flourishing of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality program at Concordia. He has supervised dozens of graduate students over the years, and been a mentor for hundreds of students enrolled in many programs in addition to Film Studies. Dr. Waugh inaugurated and has maintained the HIV/AIDS lecture series that has been an important touchstone for the University since 1993, bringing in international speakers from a wide range of fields, from Queer Theory, to Health Sciences, to Media studies.

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Bill Nichols, San Francisco State University: "Tom Waugh, Documentary, and Me"

Dr. Alexandra Juhasz, Brooklyn College: "Towards a History and Aesthetics of the Committed Queer Cineaste"

Dr. Maria Nengeh Mensah, Université du Québec à Montreal: On HIV/AIDS, Sex Work and Testimony (title TBA)

Prof. John Greyson, York University: On Canadian Cinema (title TBA)

Special Guests:

Dr. Ross Higgins, Les archives gaies du Québec (A.G.Q.)

Dr. Jane Gaines, Columbia University

Jordan Arseneault, Coordinator of (Performance: "Queer Foam Classics with Evelyn Waugh")

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