Table of Contents

  1. “drawing queer space: the kind of activism drawings do” – Chris Campe
  2. “Cassette Tape Materiality” – Whitney Johnson
  3. “Severed Limbs and Dissected Bodies: Early Modern Discourses of Anatomy, Cartography, and Corporeal Fragmentation in the Age of Discovery” – Sara Kowalski
  4. “Playing with Numbers: A Digital Instrument Inquisition” – Jordan Mandel
  5. “Machines for living: Reflections on Le Corbusier’s Plan Obus (Algiers) & Unité d’Habitation (Marseilles)” – Hugh Pouliot
  6. “Abundance and Banality: Jeff Koons at the Palace of Versailles” – Jailee Rychen
  7. “Geometries of Perception: in Sir Thomas Browne’s Hydriotaphia and The Garden of Cyrus” – Rachael Wilson
  8. “We bought a virgin: The Issue of the Artist in No Ghost Just A Shell” – Rachel M. Wolff

Host Institution

Queen’s University
The University of Western Ontario

Editorial Board

Janelle Blankenship, University of Western Ontario
Kristin E. Campbell, Queen’s University
Julie Fiala, Queen’s University
Michelle Hamilton, University of Western Ontario
Kristy Holmes, Lakehead University
Paul Kelley, Queen’s University
Erin Morton, University of New Brunswick
Katherine Romba, Queen’s University
Allison Sherman, Carleton University
Taryn Sirove, Carleton University
Julia Skelly, Queen’s University
Christine Sprengler, University of Western Ontario
Kimberly Wahl, Ryerson University
Eric Weichel, Queen’s University
Editorial Committee

Queen’s University

Jeff Barbeau, Cultural Studies
Mary Chaktsiris, History
Ali Kirsh, Art History
Cassandra Kuyvenhoven, Sociology
Johanna Plant, Art History
Erin Rachel Weinberg, English

University of Western Ontario
Jessica Dubinsky, History
Rita Gardiner, Women’s Studies
Adam James Langton, English
Matthew Ryan Smith, Visual Arts
Mary Eileen Wennekers, English
Margaret Anne Young, English

Steering Committee

Susan Cahill
Sara Ellis
Aaron Mauro
Sharday Mosurinjohn
Jessica Parker
Sarah E.K. Smith
Faculty Advisors

Jan Allen, Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Kirsty Robertson, University of Western Ontario


Veronica Carter
Steve Marti


A sincere thank you for your generous support of Shift.

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Office of the Principal
School of Graduate Studies
Society of Graduate and Professional Students

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Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Department of Visual Arts
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Vincent Pérez

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Sean Richards

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Tim Carter