Academic Conference Presentations and Publications by Derek Newman-Stille

Academic Publications

Newman-Stille, D. (Forthcoming) “Our Bodily Diverse Children Are Our Future: Disability, Apocalypse, and Camille Alexa’s All Them Pretty Babies”. In Misfits: Children With A Twist. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Newman-Stille, D. (2015) “Navigating the Darkness: Blindness and Vampirism in Tanya Huff’s Blood Books”. In Recent Perspectives on the Canadian Fantastic: Proceedings of the Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Newman-Stille, D. (2015) “Speculating Diversity: Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl In The Ring and the Use of Speculative Fiction to Disrupt Singular Interpretations of Place”. In Recent Perspectives on the Canadian Fantastic: Proceedings of the Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Newman-Stille, D. (September, 2013). “Where Blindness is Not(?) a Disability: Alison Sinclair’s Darkborn.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. 46.3 (Special Issue: Blindness)

Newman-Stille, D. (July 2012). “Recensione a Asa Simon Mittman, Peter J. Dendle (editors) The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous: Ashgate 2012.” In Lo Sguardo: Rivista di Filosofia. Vol. 9, No. 2.

Newman-Stille, D. (2010). “Morality and Monstrous Disability in Topographia Hibernica.” In The Treatment of Disabled Persons in Medieval Europe: Examining Disability in the Historical, Legal, Literary, Medical, and Religious Discourses of the Middle Ages. Eds. Wendy Turner and Tory Vandeventer Pearman. Edwin Mellen Press, New York.

 

Publications – Popular Press

Newman-Stille, D. 2015. “Afterward: The Casual Magic of Play” in Playground of Lost Toys. Ed. Colleen Anderson and Ursula Pflug. Exile Editions.

Newman-Stille, D. 2015. “Accessible Space…. the Final Frontier?” in Accessing the Future. Ed. Kathryn Allan and Djibril Al-Ayad. Future Fire Publishing

Newman-Stille, D. March, 2015. Northern Chills: Conversations on Canadian Horror Literature”. In Quill & Quire Vol 81, No. 2.

 

Academic Conferences

Newman-Stille, D. And Swenson, H. (April, 2016) “Desiring Animal-Mediated Environments: ‘Fake’ Guide Dogs and the Work of the Pet” Presented at Crip Ecologies: Composing Disability Conference. George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Newman-Stille, D. (March, 2016) Cosmic Panic The Continuing Influence of Lovecraft’s Supernatural Horror in Literature (1927) [panelist]. Presented at The International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, Florida.

Newman-Stille, D. (March, 2016) “The Body Estranged: Kate Story’s Blasted and Disability in Newfoundland Fairy Tales” Presented at The International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, Florida.

Newman-Stille, D.  (March, 2016). “From Slash Fan Fiction to Crip Fan Fiction: What Role Does Disability Have in Fandom.” Presented at Queer Coll(i/u)sions Peterborough, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. and Cait P. Jones (March, 2016). Writing Queerly and Queer Writing. Presented at Queer Coll(i/u)sions. Peterborough, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (November, 2015) “Elder Jails: Nursing Homes and Zombiism in Matthew Johnson’s The Afflicted.” Presented at The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Newman-Stille, D. (October, 2015) “Cripping the End: Disability and Apocalyptic Manuscripts” Presented at Babel Working Group Biennial Conference. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (June, 2015) “Dissociative (Canadian) Identities and Marvel Comics’ Alpha Flight” Presented at The Canadian Disability Studies Association. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (June, 2015) “Myths of Belonging: Hiromi Goto’s The Kappa Child and the Queering and Birthing of Home in Diaspora.” Presented at The Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Toronto, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (March, 2015) “Risky Bodies: The Partially Cured Body in Jenny Romanchuk’s “The Zombie Hunters”.” Presented at The International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, Florida.

Newman-Stille, D. (March, 2015) Roundtable on Teaching Horror at The International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, Florida.

Newman-Stille, D. (November, 2014) “Beauty and the Apocalyptic Future of Disability: Camile Alexa’s All Them Pretty Babies” Presented at Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association. Baltimore, Maryland.

Newman-Stille, D. (October, 2014) “Paratechnologies: Prosthetics and the Exercise of Medicalised Control in Julie Czerneda’s Left Foot On A Blind Man”. Presented at Technology/Politics. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (May, 2014) “Zombie Culture and the Countercultural Power of Depression in James Marshall’s Novels.” Presented at The Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference. Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (March, 2014) “Contagious Thoughts and the Empire of Fear: Pontypool.” Presented at The International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, Florida.

Newman-Stille, D. (November, 2013). “Expendable Bodies: James Alan Gardner’s Engagement With The Speculative Fictional Body.“ Presented at Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association. Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Newman-Stille, D. (September, 2013). “Places of Suffering: Spacialising Disability and Trauma in Leah Bobet’s Above.” Presented at Science Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Genre. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (June, 2013). “Speculating Diversity: Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl In The Ring and the Use of Speculative Fiction to Disrupt Singular Interpretations of Place.” Presented at Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Toronto, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (March 2013). “(Un)seeing Magic: Stigma and (Magical) Dis/Abilities in Alison Sinclair’s Darkborn Trilogy.” Presented at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, Florida.

Newman-Stille, D. (May 2013). “Getting under Your Skin: The Monstrous Subdermal.” Presented at 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Newman-Stille, D. (May 2012). “Medicalized Power and the Socially Constructed Body in Sparkle Hayter’s Naked Brunch.” Presented at the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada. Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (March 2012). “Blind as a Vampire Bat: Tanya Huff’s Blood Books as Discourse on Monstrosity as a Symbol of Disability.” Presented at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, Florida.

Newman-Stille, D. (March 2012). “The Fight with the Rejected Body: The Werewolf as Internal Bodily Struggle in Sparkle Hayter’s Naked Brunch.” Presented at the Eighth Annual Trent-Carleton Graduate Conference in Canadian Studies: Canada & The New World Order: The National Contexts of Global Change. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (September 2011). “Biting by Braille: The Juxtaposition of Disability and Monstrosity in Tanya Huff’s Blood Books.” Presented at Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Toronto, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (June 2010). “Academically At Risk Students: Opportunities for Transformations and Growth.” Presented at Ontario Academic Advising Conference. University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Durham College, and Trent in Oshawa, Oshawa, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (July 2009). “Monstrosity and Disability in the Middle Ages.” Presented at International Medieval Congress. University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Newman-Stille, D. (June 2009). “A Sanguine Love: Monstrosity and Intercultural Romance in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld Series.” Presented at Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Toronto, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (May 2009). “Norse Magic and the Power of Written and Spoken Words.” Presented at 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Newman-Stille, D. (May 2009). “Cohen’s Monster Culture: Seven Theses A Reinterpretation in Light of the Anthropology of the Body.” Roundtable discussion presented at 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Newman-Stille, D. (August 2008). “Coaching and the Strength-Based Approach to Academic Advising.” Presented at Ontario Academic Advising Conference. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (July 2008). “Werewolves as Enduring Symbols of Liminality Between Nature and Culture: The Influence of Classical Beliefs About Animal Transformation on Medieval Conceptions.” Presented at International Medieval Congress. University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Newman-Stille, D. (May 2008). “Betwixt and Between: Werewolves as Sacred and Profane in the Classical and Medieval World.” Presented at 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Newman-Stille, D. December 2008. “Betwixt and Between: Werewolves as Sacred and Profane in Classical Literature.” Presented at Trent University Annual Humanities Research Day: Werewolves, Troubadours, Texts, and Global Warming. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. June 2007. “Marine Iconography and ‘Islandness’ in the Minoan World.” Presented at The Small Island Cultures Research Initiative 3rd International Conference on Small Island Cultures: Culture and the Construction of Islandness. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Newman-Stille, D. May 2007. “An Egyptian Origin for the Minoan and Helladic ‘Genius’?.” Presented at the Canadian Archaeological Association session on Global Perspectives in Archaeology. St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Newman-Stille, D. May 2006. “Acculturation in the Aegean Bronze Age: The Adoption and Adaptation of Minoan Religious Symbols by Helladic People.” Presented at the Canadian Archaeological Association session on Altered States: Canadian Contributions to an Archaeological Understanding of Complex Societies. Toronto, Ontario.

Best, A., D. Newman-Stille, K. Blackbourn, M. Feagan, and M. Woods. 2005. “Instructional Support of T.A.s” Teaching at Trent. Vol. 8, Issue 1: 1-2.

Best, A., S. Wurtele, M. Feagan, D. Newman‑Stille, S. Crosson, and K. Blackbourn. 2005. “Strategies for Leading Effective Seminars.” TA Training Handout. Instructional Development Centre, Trent University.

Newman‑Stille, D. 2005. “Issues of Discrimination.” TA Training Handout. Instructional Development Centre, Trent University.

Newman-Stille, D. 2004. “Acculturation in the Aegean Bronze Age: A Study of the Adoption and Reinterpretation of Minoan Religious Iconography by the Helladic Culture.” Presented at a colloquium presentation of current graduate work, Trent University. Peterborough, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. 2003. “Acculturation in the Aegean Bronze Age.” Presented at a colloquium presentation of current graduate work, Trent University. Peterborough, Ontario.

 

Conferences and Conference Sessions Organized

Queer Coll(i/u)sions. March, 2016. Conference Co-Organized with Cait P. Jones. Peterborough, Ontario.

A Body of Tales: Disability and Fairy Tale Narratives. Co-organizer Sara Cleto. March, 2016. The International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts. Orlando, Florida.

Bending the Page: Textual (Re)Constructions of Disability. Co-organizer M.W. Bychowski. 4th Biennial Meeting of the Babel Working Group. October, 2015. University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario.

 

Public Lectures and Interviews

Newman-Stille, D. March, 2015. “Cripping the Light Fantastic” Presented at the 2015 Toronto Spec Fic Colloquium. Toronto, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. February 2009. “Ghosts in the Middle Ages.” Presented forthe SCA. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (October 2008). “A Sanguine Love: Monstrosity and Romance in Urban ‘Dark’ Fantasy Literature.” Presented at Champlain Fellows’ Lecture Series III: Love and Its Complexities. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (November 2008). “Medieval Werewolves and their Social Context.” Presented at Champlain Fellows’ Lecture Series I: Monsters in the Middle Ages. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. (October 2008). “The Social Significance of Medieval Ghost Stories.” Presented at Otonabee Fellows’ Lecture Series II: Second Annual Halloween Lecture Series. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

October, 2008. Interview about Werewolf Research. Rogers TV Network News at Noon. Oshawa, Ontario.

Interview with Andrea Houston, Peterborough Examiner Education Writer. October, 2008. Published as “Werewolves, monsters topic of Trent research” Peterborough Examiner October 31, 2008.

Newman-Stille, D. March 2008. “Lycanthropy in the Middle Ages.” Presented for the SCA. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Newman-Stille, D. October 2007. “Werewolves as Liminal Symbols in the Ancient Greek and Roman World.” Presented at Otonabee Fellows Lecture Series I: Halloween – Death, Mortuary Practices, Monsters, and Other Frightening Things. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

 

Public Awards

  1. Aurora Award for Best Fan Publication for my website Speculating Canada (www.speculatingcanada.ca)
  1. Aurora Award for Best Fan Related Work for my radio show Speculating Canada on Trent Radio.
  1. Aurora Award for Best Fan Publication for my website Speculating Canada.

 

Published Art

  1. “Linked In”. Illustration for “Dreams in the Bitch House” by Madeline Ashby. In Postscripts to Darkness. https://pstdarkness.com/2016/02/28/dreams-in-the-bitch-house-by-madeline-ashby
  1. “Cybelline Encounters”. Illustration for “Manapolis” by Nataia Theodoridou. In Lackington’s Issue 9: Architectures. https://lackingtons.com/2016/04/27/manapolis-by-natalia-theodoridou/
  1. “Writing is the Page Edge Between Madness and Reason”. Cover art for Lackington’s Issue 5: Bedlams. https://lackingtons.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/issue-5-cover.jpeg

2014: “Haunted by Persistent Violence”. Illustration for “Ghosts” by Michael Rowe. In Postscripts to Darkness. https://pstdarkness.com/2014/08/08/ghosts-by-michael-rowe/

  1. “For Your Ultimate Hookboardng Experience”. Illustration for “For Your Ultimate Hookboardng Experience” by Bogi Takacs. In Lackington’s Issue 3: . https://lackingtons.com/2014/08/18/for-your-optimal-hookboarding-experience-by-bogi-takacs/
  1. “Historical Undercurrents” Illustration for Postscripts to Darkness Volume 5.
  1. “Elephants and Omnibuses”. Illustration for “Elephants and Omnibuses by Julia August. In Lackington’s Issue 2: Bodies. https://lackingtons.com/2014/05/13/elephants-and-omnibuses-by-julia-august/

2013: “Funeral Games” Illustration for Postscripts to Darkness Volume 4.

 

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  1. […] Madeline Ashby on the Speculating Canada podcast. The theme of the interview was writer couples. Derek Newman-Stille is a great interviewer, and I think I can safely speak for us all when I say we had a lot of fun […]

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