Invited Keynote and Plenary Speeches
Feb. 8, 2008 Tender Music: Narrative, Cadence, and the Force of Events, Keynote Speaker. Narrative Inquiry in Music Education Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Aug. 21, 2007 “The Sirdar’s Daughter in Canada.” Invited Keynote Speech, Queen’s University International Institute on Social Policy 2007. Multiculturalism and Social Citizenship: Social Policy in a Diverse Society. Queen’s University, Kingston.
Aug. 21, 2007 The Raj Kumari’s Lullaby and Other Stories. Multimedia presentation of poetry and images. Keynote Speaker. Conference on Multiculturalism and Social Citizenship: Social Policy in a Diverse Society.
Oct. 28, 2006 Keynote Plenary on Performing Motherhood with Alicia Ostriker and Wendy (Motion) Braithwaite, The Motherlode Conference, Toronto
July 6, 2006 Plump With Blood and Bread. Keynote Speech for Conference on Globalization, Equality and Education, Thunder Bay, Lakehead University.
May 21, 2006 Poetry and Pathos. Plenary Speaker for Symposium on Psychiatry and the Arts. Indo-American Psychiatry Association (IAPA). Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. Toronto, Canada.
May 4, 2006 The Professor’s Diaries. Keynote Speech, Graduate Women’s Studies Symposium, York University.
Jan. 15, 2002 Memory, Culture and Identity within the Context of Educational Life: A Researcher’s Journey. Keynote Speech, Conference on Multiculturalism and the Arts, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland.
Nov. 2, 2001 Flying Off the Edge, With the Lights On Blazing. Keynote Speech, 1st Annual Education Society Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.
July 18, 2001 In Search of Tawny Grammar: Poetics, Landscape and Embodied Ways of Knowing. Keynote Opening Plenary Speech, Environmental Education and Communication Conference, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
Apr. 4, 2001 Dissertation Diaries. Keynote speech, 4th Annual Graduate Research Colloquium, University of New Mexico.
Invited Lectures, Workshops, Seminars
Nov. 3, 2009 Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series, Invited Speaker, York University
Jan. 30, 2008 Invited speaker-lecture and writing workshop for faculty and graduate researchers. "Where We Stand: Writing Place and the
Lyric Essay." Sustainable Writing Lab. Faculty of Environmental
Studies, York University.
Nov. 7, 2007 Poets in the Schools. Multimedia presentation “Freedom Writing” to secondary students at Middlefield Collegiate Institute,
presentation with panel of four writers from PEN Canada.
Presentation was broadcast on ABEL, Able Broadband Enabled
Learning to Toronto York region high schools. Conducted Writing
Feb. 24th, 2007 Multigenre Discursive Practices in Environmental Education
Research, Invited Speaker. Lecture and writing workshop. Environmental Education Caucus, University of British Columbia.
Feb. 18, 2004 “Beauty and Terror: Poetry and Humanistic Education.” Invited lecture. Centre for Cross Faculty Inquiry, University of British Columbia.
Jan. 15, 2004 Creative writing seminar for junior intermediate teachers. Invited workshop leader. Urban Spaces Project, Toronto District School Board.
Jan. 2002 Seminar on Multiculturalism and the Arts and Arts-Based Research Methods. Invited Professor. University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland.
Apr. 14, 2001 “The Art of Writing Inquiry: Strategies and Space for Creating Scholarly Writing in a Variety of Genres.” Invited instructor. American Educational Research Association Training Session/MiniCourse. AERA Conference, Seattle.
Jan. 17-19, 2001 American Educational Research Association Arts-Based Winter Institute. Invited speaker, seminar instructor, and co-director with Dr. Elliot Eisner, Stanford University, and Dr. Tom Barone, Arizona State University. Palo Alto/Stanford, California.
Apr. 2000 “Alternative Perspectives on Researching.” Division B invited speaker. Key Session. American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.
Dunlop, Rishma. “The Writers’ Salon: Collective Memoir and Autobiographies of Red.” Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Studies Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Feb. 25-28.
Dunlop, Rishma. Poetry and Creative Writing Panel. Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Studies Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Feb. 25-28.
Dunlop, Rishma. “Human Music: Poetry, Creativity, and Global Education.”
Symposium on Creativity, Learning Discourses, and Practice: Lessons From Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Reconceptualizations of Research in Arts Education. American Educational Research Association Conference, New York, March 25, 2008.
Dunlop, Rishma. “Education and the Ecological: Conversations in the Fields of Green.” American Educational Research Association Conference, New York, March 26, 2008.
Dunlop, Rishma. “ Against Social Science Poetry: A Case for Professional Arts Practice in Educational Inquiry.” Symposium on Problematizing Current Constructs of Arts-Based Research. American Educational Research Association Conference, March 29, 2008.
Dunlop, Rishma. “The Ruined Schoolyards.” International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry. St. John’s College, University of British Columbia, Oct. 27, 2007
Dunlop, Rishma. York University.Visiting Scholar, Poet-in-Residence, Centre for Cross Faculty Inquiry.”Dreaming by the Book: Reader’s Diary as Pedagogical Text and Investigative Practice.” Investigating Our Practices Conference, University of British Columbia, May 5, 2006.
Dunlop, Rishma and Vanessa Barnett. “Armed With Stones and Dreams: Post-Apartheid South African Poetry.” Paper presented at the Poetry and Politics Conference, University of Stirling, Scotland. July 17, 2006.
Dunlop, Rishma. “Reading Like a Girl.” Paper presented at the Social Sciences and Humanities Congress, Language and Literacy Researchers, Pre-Conference, York University. May 27, 2006.
Dunlop, Rishma. “The Poetics of Life Writing: Historical and Ethical Agency in (Auto)biography.” Discussant. American Educational Researchers' Association, Montreal. Apr. 15, 2005.
Dunlop, Rishma. “Tenderness in Every Geography.” Paper (Environmental Education special interest group) presented at the American Educational Researchers’ Association conference, Montreal, Apr. 12, 2005.
Dunlop, Rishma. “Eros and the Contemporary Woman Poet.” Paper presented at the Poetry and Sexuality Conference. University of Stirling, Scotland. July 2004.
Dunlop, Rishma. “Teaching for Aesthetic Experience.” Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, San Diego. Apr. 16, 2004.
Dunlop, Rishma. “Reading Like a Girl: Postcolonial Lessons of the Sirdar’s Daughter.” Paper presented at the Diaspora, Memory, Silence Conference. Centre for Feminist Research, York University, Toronto. Oct. 24, 2003.
Dunlop, Rishma, and the 2am Collective. “She Tries Her Tongue.” Paper presented at the Imagination and Education Conference. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. July 16, 2003.
Dunlop, Rishma. “Like a Kiss or Cold Water:Literature and Social Justice.” Paper presented at the Portraits of Literacy: Critical Issues in Family, Community, and School Literacies Conference. University of British Columbia, Vancouver. July 10, 2002.
Dunlop, Rishma. “Poetry as Necessity: Women, Poetry and the Ivory Tower.” Panel organizer, chair, and presenter. Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) Conference. Toronto. May 2002.
Dunlop, Rishma. “Portrait of the Artist-Mother as Teacher: Maternal Pedagogy and Interdisciplinary Studies.” Paper presented at the Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) Conference on Mothering and Teaching in Academe. York University, Toronto. May 2002.
Dunlop, Rishma. “Who’s Afraid of Arts-Based Research? Curriculum Theory, Aesthetic Texts and Validity/A Presentation of The Red Shoes Research Collective.” Panel organizer and presenter. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, New Orleans. Apr. 2002.
Selected Literary Readings
Dec. 2, 2008 Launch of White Album, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
Nov. 22, 2008 Stories that Bind Festival, Hart House, University of Toronto
Nov. 14, 2008 Wendell’s Bookstore, Fort Langley, BC
Nov. 13, 2008 LindaLando Fine Art, Vancouver launch of White Album
Nov. 12, 2008 Play Chthonics Reading Series, Green College, University of British Columbia
May 10, 2008 Bowery Poetry Club, New York with Meena Alexander, Daniela Gioseffi, Marilyn Hacker, Marie Ponsot
March 12, 2008 Stong College Reading Series, with Barry Dempster, York University
Nov. 12, 2007 White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood book launch. Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
Oct. 26, 2007 International Poetry Symposium, Green College, University of British Columbia
Mar. 15, 2007 Emily Carr Institute, On Edge Reading Series
Mar. 8, 2007 UBC Bookstore Robson Square Reading Series, Vancouver.
Nov. 7, 2006 McNally Robinson Bookstore, Calgary
Nov. 6, 2006 University of Calgary Department of English Speaker Series
Sept. 3, 2006 Toronto World Jam, Diaspora Dialogues, Dundas Square,Toronto
July 2006 Poetry and Politics Conference, University of Stirling, Scotland
Apr. 19, 2006 Poetry London Reading Series. London Public Library. London, Ontario
Apr. 11, 2006 Featured reader. Toronto Public Library, Parliament St. Branch
Mar. 8, 2006 Launch of Metropolis, Mansfield Press, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
Jan. 31, 2006 Live Poets Series. Ryerson University, Toronto
May 18, 2005 McNally Robinson Bookstore, Calgary
May 17, 2005 Launch and readings from Red Silk, Simon Fraser University
May 16, 2005 Launch and readings from Red Silk, Vancouver Public Library
Mar. 29, 2005 Featured reader. Art Bar Reading Series, Toronto
Dec. 7, 2004 Red Silk. Mansfield Press Launch, Factory Theatre, Toronto.
Nov. 25, 2004 Poetic License, with Nicole Brossard. Toronto Women’s Bookstore
Nov. 23, 2004 Pages Books This is Not a Reading Series. Red Silk Roundtable. Rivoli, Toronto
July 2, 2004 Poetry and Sexuality Conference. University of Stirling, Scotland
June 8, 2004 Canadian Poetry Night. Art Bar, Toronto
Mar. 12, 2004 Cross Currents Festival. Factory Lab Theatre, Toronto
Mar. 8, 2004 March Coalition International Women’s Day. York University, Toronto
Feb. 25, 2004 Launch of limited edition chapbook, The Blue Hour (LyricalMyrical P) Toronto
Feb. 17, 2004 Women in Print. Vancouver
Nov. 15, 2003 Borders/Orders of Exile. PEN Readers and Writers at Windsor Book Festival. Panel for Remembrance of International Day of the Imprisoned Writer. Windsor
Sept. 3, 2003 Featured reader. Art Bar. Toronto
Apr. 7, 2003 Poetic License: A Reading of Women Poets, with Nicole Brossard
Sponsored by Toronto Women’s Bookstore, Canadian Writers’ Association and League of Canadian Poets. National Poetry Month Event. Spaha, Toronto
Dec. 10, 2002 Mansfield Press Reading. Musa, Toronto
Nov. 6, 2002 Launch of The Body of My Garden Bar Italia, Toronto
Oct. 24, 2002 The Body of My Garden, reading and collaborative exhibition with Suzanne Northcott. Linda Lando Gallery, Vancouver
Oct. 2, 2002 Reading from The Body of My Garden. Art Bar Poetry Series, Toronto
Apr. 28, 2002 Poetry College. A reading sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets, National Poetry Month. Toronto
June 23, 2000 Launch of Boundary Bay(Staccato Chapbooks). Borealis Books,