Academic Publications

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Screenshot 2015-10-31 21.22.51“Body Precedes Inscription: On the work of Gita Hashemi.” vozavoz.ca. Gina Badger, Ed. Toronto: e-fagia and YYZ Artist Outlet, 2015.
One of seven commissioned responses to the works of artists participating in the exhibition voz-a-voz / voice-à-voice curated by Maria Alejandrina Coates and Julieta Maria (e-fagia), September 18 – December 5, 2015, YYZ Artist Outlet, Toronto. The exhibition follows from the e-fagia organized Symposium on Decolonial Aesthetics from the Americas, October 10-12, 2013, Toronto.

“Performing (Readings of) Moving Across as Decolonial Praxis.” Everyday Feminist Praxis: Doing Gender in the Netherlands, Eds. Koen Leurs and Domitilla Olivieri. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014. 36-71.
A comparative consideration of performance works of Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Camille Turner, Oriana Duarte, Mariana Rocha and myself at sites in Canada and Brazil in terms of the possibilities of decolonial relationship between feminist memory practices, motion, body and land. PDF is made available only for consultation, not for dissemination. Please contact publisher for reproduction.

Screenshot 2015-10-31 22.11.47“Performing archives of passing, moving bodies across language.” Tusaaji: A Translation Review. 2.2 (2013): 26-41.
In a special issue on Embodiment and Translation edited by Lyse Hébert.

 

Screenshot 2015-10-31 21.45.48“Becoming Archive: ribcage: this wide passage.” Canadian Theatre Review. 153.1 (2013): 39-43.
In a special issue on Jewish theatre in Canada edited by Laura Levin and Belarie Zatzman. PDF is made available only for consultation, not for dissemination. Please contact Canadian Theatre Review for reproduction.

Screenshot 2015-11-01 11.45.29“Manifestos of Practice: Mobilizing Feeling in a Community Arts Practice Program.” Transformations Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy. 22.2 (2012): 104-123.
In a special issue on Teaching Feeling. Special recognition to Jared Both, my former student, and Michelle Drew whose image of an activist intervention in Toronto was chosen by the editors for the cover. PDF is made available only for consultation, not for dissemination. Please contact Transformations for reproduction.

Roberts, Diane with Heather Hermant and Lopa Sircar. “The Lost Body — Recovering Memory: A Personal Legacy” in ¡VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas, Ed. D. Barndt. New York and Toronto: SUNY Press and Between the Lines Press, 2011. 42-54.
The print-video anthology outcome from an international university-community research project on community arts and popular education across the Americas, with community artists and activists in Canada, the US, Mexico, Panama and Nicaragua. Includes videos below.

Diane Roberts: Personal Legacy (dir. Heather Hermant, 13:00, video) in ¡VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas, Ed. D. Barndt. New York and Toronto: SUNY Press and Between the Lines Press, 2011.

Pintar Obedeciendo / Painting By Listening (dir. Loreto Bravo and Heather Hermant, 15:00, video) in ¡VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas, Ed. D. Barndt. New York and Toronto: SUNY Press and Between the Lines Press, 2011.

Publications about youth work in Bosnia and Hercegovina:

“Language as Landscape: Navigating Post-Conflict Reconstruction with Bosnian Youth.” Wild Fire: Art and Activism, Ed. D. Barndt. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2006. 188-204.
This paper reflects on my use of arts, mediation and journalism project facilitation with Bosnia youth leaders, as part of a program to support a four-year school system ethnic reintegration program. I analyze use of English as the language of facilitation with attention to local and geopolitical contexts. Please contact Sumach Press for reproduction permission.

“Narrative and arts-based strategies for conflict resolution: A Case study from Brčko, Bosnia (2001-2005).” The Ethics of Building Peace in International Relations, Eds. E. Dauphinee, R. Christie. Toronto: York Centre for International and Security Studies, 2006. 233-258.
A companion piece to “Language as Landscape” intended for an international security studies and development audience. Here I analyze the framing of a U.S-funded Bosnian youth leadership program, and how conflicting mandates as a consequence of geopolitical forces came to play out over the four-year program. I make policy and funding recommendations about sustainability in youth programming in a post-conflict context.

Unpublished pedagogical tools:

Walking Tour Vancouver (45 min) An experimental video tour of the downtown east side of Vancouver through the eyes of then Vancouver Olympic watchdog and housing activist Am Johal.

Peace Starts With Me: A Peer Mediation Training Video (20 min). Collaboratively made with youth leaders in Brčko, Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Everything Which Was Familiar (52 min.) Documentary featuring three youth leaders from Brčko, Bosnia and Hercegovina.