BJCS - New Editors Sought from Sept 2015

Dr Danielle Fuller (Birmingham University) and Dr Ceri Morgan (Keele University) will be standing down in September 2015 after a very successful term as Joint Editors of the British Journal of Canadian Studies.  The BACS Council is extremely grateful for their sterling work as the Editors of the BJCS in recent years. We are also very grateful that Vivienne Hughes has agreed to continue her excellent work as the BJCS Reviews Editor.

The search for a new Editor - or Editors - of the BJCS will begin shortly. It is hoped to have a new editorial team in place by 1 September 2015 so that there can be a transition period with Danielle and Ceri from September to December 2015. Further details will follow in due course but, in the meantime, please direct any enquiries or expressions of interest to the BACS President, Dr Tony McCulloch  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Books for review September 2014

If you would like to review a book for the British Journal of Canadian Studies please contact the Reviews Editor, Vivien Hughes. Her contact details and the latest list of books available for review are found here.

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Books for review February 2014

Reviews Editor: Vivien Hughes ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

If you wish to review a recently published book not listed here, do pass on the details and I will try to get it. Suggestions of books published by lesser known Canadian publishers would be welcome.

Please look through all the sections as some books are relevant for more than one discipline.


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Important news! Changes to the Prix du Québec 2014

The Prix du Québec consists of two awards of £1,000 (each) offered by the Government of Québec and administered by BACS. It is designed to assist researchers who are permanent UK-residents to carry out research related to Québec by facilitating a research visit to Québec. Projects that incorporate Québec in a comparative approach (at least 50% of the focus must be on Québec) are also eligible. The projects submitted should have a contemporary resonance, preferably with a focus on the 21st century. All applications are welcome, including those from applicants unsuccessful in recent previous competitions.

There will be two awards:
  • The first award will be aimed at researchers and academic staff (including postdoctoral researchers).
  • The second award will be aimed at B.A. students in their final year of studies, masters and doctoral students. In 2014, it will have a specific focus, i.e. projects dealing specifically with electro mobility / the electrification of transport, which is of great importance to the Government of Québec. 

The award is not intended to be used to cover tuition fees. Applicants are expected to be members of the British Association for Canadian Studies (they may join at time of application) but need not have an institutional affiliation.

The awards will be presented during the Annual Conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies in April 2014. It is expected that the award will be acknowledged in any subsequent publication(s).

Application procedure
Applicants should provide a brief outline of their proposed research (including methodology, contextual background, plan and outcomes). Successful applications will have the following characteristics:

(i) investigate issues concerning Quebec (includes comparative research where the focus on Quebec is at least 50%);
(ii) constitute an excellent research proposal (originality, coherence of arguments and methodology);
(iii) display applicant’s abilities to deliver research (previous relevant background, experience, publications, etc);
(iv) is of value to potential users outside or within the research community.

A brief (one-page max.) CV should be included.

Deadline: 14 March 2014 (decision within 28 days).
Maximum Length: 1000 words.

A letter of recommendation, on headed paper, from an appropriate referee is also required and should be sent with the application. Referees should address the merits of the proposal and the ability of the applicant to successfully carry out the research. The referee’s letter may be sent by email as an attachment.

Applications should be sent by email, please, to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If further information is required, please contact the Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SPACE AND BOUNDARIES/ESPACES ET FRONTIÈRES

Call for Papers

ACSI 17th Biennial Conference

National University of Ireland, Galway

9-11 May 2014


SPACE AND BOUNDARIES/ESPACES ET FRONTIÈRES
 
ACSI, together with the School of Humanities at National University of Ireland, Galway will host the XVIIth Biennial Conference in Galway, Ireland.

The theme for the conference is:
 “SPACE AND BOUNDARIES/ESPACES ET FRONTIÈRES”

This conference will address the notion of boundaries and space: literal, metaphorical, metaphysical.  Possible topics might include:

·      language and immigration/emigration
·      cultural/historical spaces
·      artistic crossings
·      islands and bridges
·      inner and outer boundaries
·      transgressing borders/boundaries

Confirmed speakers include:

Professor Godfrey Baldacchino,
        Professor of Sociology, University of Malta
        Island Studies Teaching Fellow at the University of Prince Edward Island
        Canada Research Chair in Island Studies (2003-2013), UPEI

Professor Robin Elliott,
         Professor of History & Culture and Jean A. Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music, University of Toronto
        Dobbin Professor of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin

Professor Jean Marcel,
        Professor Emeritus of Medieval Literature, Université Laval and author of  more than twenty books (criticism, translations, fiction, essays)
 
Deadline for Proposals:  20 December 2013.
Decisions on submissions will be notified by 28 February 2014

The conference venue will be the Meyrick Hotel in the heart of Galway.  The Meyrick is a venerable railway hotel, opened in 1852 and forming the base of Eyre Square.  It is within walking distance of both the bus and train stations, and is five minutes away from Galway Bay. 

Updates to conference information will be posted on the ACSI website: www.canadianstudiesireland.com

Essay Prize

The British Association for Canadian Studies, through the generous financial support of the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce prizes for the 2013-14 academic year for the best undergraduate and postgraduate essays related to Canada. The submission for the prize should be an essay of any length written for a module undertaken at a United Kingdom university in the 2013-14 academic year. One prize each of £100 will be awarded for the best undergraduate and postgraduate essays.

Queries about the award should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Submissions should be sent via email to the same address by 30 June 2014 at the latest.

BACS Annual Conference Travel Assistance

The British Association for Canadian Studies, through the generous financial support of the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that 12 awards of £150 are available to UK-based post-graduate students and Early Career academics* to offset the cost of presenting a paper at the BACS annual conference in London in April 2014. To be eligible for the award, the applicant:

  • must be a member of BACS;
  • must be a registered post-graduate student at a UK university (or an Early Career Academic who is not in a full time salaried post);
  • must present a paper at the conference;
  • and must submit a copy of conference paper by 1 April 2014 for consideration of the Michael J. Hellyer Award for the best conference paper by a post-graduate or early career academic.

The assistance will be paid in the aftermath of the conference. In the event of fewer than 12 eligible candidates, the award amount available may be increased. Interest in being considered for the award should be made via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1 March 2014 at the latest.

* By Early Career academic we mean researchers with a PhD who do not yet have a full time, salaried academic post.

Keynote Speakers for 2014 announced

BACS is delighted to announce the Keynote Speakers for the 2014 BACS Conference, Warrior or Peacemaker? The Battle over Canada's Identity, 1914-2014:

Opening night at Macdonald House
Gen. John de Chastelain (practitioner)

Day 2 at the British Library
Prof. Magali Deleuze, Royal Military College- Quebec lecture (historian/political scientist)
Prof. Smaro Kamboureli, University of Toronto (literature and culture)

Day 3 at the British Library
Dr. Leigh Oakes, Queen Mary-Eccles Lecture (linguistics)

Call for Papers: aboriginal policy studies

General Call for Submissions

aboriginal policy studies is accepting general submissions.

Submissions include: scholarly articles; commentary articles; and book reviews. aboriginal policy studies is an online, peer-revieweed and multidisciplinary journal that, on a bi-annual basis, publishes original, scholarly, and policy relevant research on issues relevant to Métis, non-status Indians, and urban Aboriginal peoples in Canada. We encourage the submission of articles by and for a wide audience of scholars, researchers, community activists, and policymakers. Though focused on the Canadian milieu, we welcome comparative work from an international Indigenous context pertinent to Canadian readers. A similarly broad scope of methodological approaches is encouraged. You can view the journal's editorial policies here, and submission requirements here.

For more information regarding submission requirements, contact Kirsten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can view the latest issue of aboriginal policy studies at http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/aps/issue/current
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