International conference / Colloque international 18-19 March/mars 2022


Day 1 | Friday, March 18, 2022

Registration, day 1: 

09:00 – 09:05 EST | Welcome/mot de bienvenue

9:10 – 11:10 EST | Nightlife sonorities/Sonorités nocturnes

Alice Arnold (City University of New York, USA) “Let’s Dance: NYC Nightlife in the ’90s.”

Maren Hancock (University of Wolverhampton, UK) “(DJ) Régine: Queen of the Night”

Pedro Marra (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil) “Collaborative Musicalities in the Nightlife: the use of YouTube in the Sonority of Bars in Vitória”

Elsa Fortant (Université de Montréal, Canada) “Imagerie de la scène techno montréalaise : espaces, communautés et mouvements”

11:15 – 13:15 EST | Night watching/Régards nocturnes

Adam Lauder (OCAD University, Canada) “Navigating the Night: The Indigenous Modernist Mappings of Rita Letendre and Alex Janvier”

Mickey Vallee (Athabasca University, Canada) “Data Nights: Catching Nighthawks in Northern Alberta”

Dwayne Avery (Memorial University, Canada) “Uncanny Nights: Night Vision and the Nocturnal Nature Documentary”

Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier (University of Victoria, Canada) & Eleonora Diamanti (John Cabot University, Italy) “Filmmaking the Dark Side: Nocturnal Ethnography in Cuba”

13:30 – 15:00 EST | Night performativity/Performativités nocturnes

Julien Vallières-Gingras (McGill University, Canada) “La nuit, le folklore étudiant et la presse : la cérémonie de l’enterrement du béret à Montréal”

Mary Weinstein (Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, Brazil) “The Walls of Porto da Barra at Night: Maintaining City’s Performance”

Martin Roberts (Dartmouth College, USA) “Nocturnal Cinema: Film Noir, Jazz, and the Nouvelle Vague”

15:15 – 16:45 EST | Plenary session/Séance plénière

Itzayana Gutiérrez Arillo (McGill University, Canada) & Miriam Ginestier (Concordia University, Canada) “Swaggering Resonance: From Queer Nostalgia to Haunting Objects”

Geoff Stahl (Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) “Of Wine, Coffee, and Craft Beer: The ‘Other Social Media’ and the Redefinition of Wellington Night Life”

Fernanda Capibaribe (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil) “Sexy pandemic nights: boundaries between breaking taboos and objetification in a Montreal nightclub”

Day 2 | Saturday, March 19, 2022

Registration day 2:

9:00 – 10:30 EST | Plenary session/Séance plénière

Jess Hardley (RMIT University, Australia) “Smartphones and the Urban Night: Gender and Safety Practices”

Sulaiman Osho (University of Dundee, UK) “The Earth on Fire: Night Media Rescues World from Bushfires – Case Study of Team Trees Initiative”

Redouane Touati (University Yahia Fares of Médéa, Algeria) and Halima Touati (University Abderrahmane Mira of Béjaïa, Algeria) “Terrorism and the Night, and the Reality of Journalistic Work in Algeria during the Black Decade”

10:45 – 12:15 EST |  Nocturnal Inscriptions and Illuminations/ Inscriptions et illuminations nocturnes

Paulo Augusto Franco (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil) “The Role of Night on Self-writing Process: Studying Raymundo Faoro’s Personal Diaries (1943-1951)”

Valeria Téllez Niemeyer (UQAM, Canada) “Day for night. L’éclairage électrique dans la photographie d’Harry Sutcliffe.” 

Chantal Meng (Goldsmiths, University of London) “How to See Darkness in a New Light”

12:30 – 14:00 EST | Night Energies/Énergies nocturnes

Adam Gill (University of Southern California, USA) “Looking Outside: Night Vision in Blanchot”

Lisa Streitfeld (Philosopher/Independent researcher, Canada) “The Erotic Night: The Dark Energy Aesthetic in Contemporary Art”

Greice Schneider (Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil) “Fiat lux: uncovering the urban nightlife with popping flash bulbs”

14:15 – 16:15 EST | Night urbanities/Urbanités nocturnes

Dave Colangelo (X University, Canada) “The Writing on the Wall: Tracing Nocturnal Urban Epigraphy’s Past, Present, and Future”

Jeder Janotti Jr. (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil) and Tobias Queiroz (Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil) “Welcome to Valhalla – Metal Nights in a heavy metal pub in a Brazilian Backwood”

Cigdem Talu (McGill University, Canada) “Visualizing the nocturnal atmospheres of the Victoria Embankment: Public lighting and luminous emotions”

Clinton Glenn (McGill University, Canada) “The Day in Georgia is Yours, The Night – Ours”: Queer-Techno Alliances in the Nightlife of Tbilisi and Vilnius”

Closing remarks/mots de clôture

Cite this blog post
Manuel Garcia-Ruiz (2022, February 28). International conference / Colloque international 18-19 March/mars 2022. International Night Studies Network. Retrieved April 22, 2024, from

Manuel Garcia-Ruiz

He is a PhD Scholar at CIES-Iscte and a Research Collaborator at IS-FLUP. He research on topics such as city branding, cultural regeneration, the commodification of arts and culture, art washing, and the construction of artistic fields.

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