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Contemporary Developments in Aboriginal Issues
Contemporary Developments in Aboriginal Issues

British Association of Canadian Studies’ Aboriginal Studies Circle

at the University of Leeds Centre for Canadian Studies, Leeds (UK)

1st February 2011

The British Association of Canadian Studies is pleased to announce a one day colloquium of its Aboriginal Studies Circle. Many diverse indigenous populations around the globe have been the victims of marginalization as they confront the  vast array of issues resulting from both historical injustices and contemporary global challenges. This colloquium seeks  to bring together academics and other professionals with an interest in indigenous studies to discuss the broad issues  that affect indigenous peoples both in Canada and elsewhere.  Through building an interdisciplinary network, it is hoped  that discussions of the challenges facing indigenous peoples can be drawn from the periphery of contemporary political,  social, cultural, and legal discourses and brought into the mainstream.

Keynote Speakers:
  • Prof. Joy Hendry (Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University)
  • Dr. Colin Samson (Sociology, University of Essex)
  • Dr. David Stirrup (Literature, University of Kent)
  • Dr. Roy Todd (Sociology, University of Leeds)

Call for Papers:
World Film Locations: Vancouver
Call for Contributors - World Film Locations: Vancouver

Editor Rachel Walls seeks suitable contributors for World Film Locations: Vancouver, a forthcoming addition to the World Film Locations series from Intellect Books. The city continues to play a central role in a multitude of films, helping us to frame our understanding of place and of the world around us. Whether as elaborate directorial loveletters or as time-specific cultural settings, the city acts as a vital character in helping to tell a story. These observations have inspired World Film Locations, a series which not only aims to explore how the cinema is helping to shape our view of the city, but also to examine the role of the city in film and how can we engage with various urban cultures through the medium of cinema.
Sustaining Canada Call for Papers
SUSTAINING CANADA: Past, Present and Future Environments

BACS 37th Annual Conference

Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

2–4 April 2012

The British Association for Canadian Studies’ Literature Group is pleased to issue the following Call for Papers for the 2012 BACS conference. We encourage contributions on any facet of the topic of Sustaining Canada in relation to Canadian literary and cultural study. Proposals for 20-minute papers, to be presented in either English or French, would be particularly welcome in the following areas:
  • Ecocriticism in a Canadian context
  • Narratives and/or poetics of environmentalism and activism
  • Indigenous literature and culture
  • Regional literature and culture
  • Border studies
  • Urban studies
  • Landscape
  • Representations of animals in Canadian culture
  • Settler-invader narratives
  • Travel literature
  • The impact of literature and culture upon the environment
  • Canadian culture in relation to different kinds of ‘environment’, e.g. domestic environment, national/international environment, linguistic environments, publishing or production contexts, etc.
  • Sustaining Canadian culture, materially and/or ideologically
  • Sustaining the culture of specific communities in Canada

Enquiries and proposals to:

Jodie Robson, BACS Administrator
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Website: http://sites.google.com/a/canadian-studies.org/bacs2012

Proposals (panel and individual) and deadline:

Email abstract(s) of 200–300 words and brief CV (please do not exceed one page) which must include your title, institutional affiliation, email and mailing address by 20 November 2011. Submissions will be acknowledged by email. Postgraduate students are especially welcome to submit a proposal and there will be a concessionary conference fee for students. BACS regrets that it is unable to assist participants with travel and accommodation costs.

Canadian Postwar Literatures
Call for Proposals:

Canadian Postwar Literatures, the 1940s and Beyond

Contributors are sought for a critical essay collection on Canadian postwar literatures for submission to an internationally distributed British academic press in 2012. Besides war itself the book will address themes relevant to postwar social and cultural conditions.
Canada: Landscapes and Landmarks
Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland (ACSI)


Dublin, 10-12 May 2012

ACSI (Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland) will host the XVIth Biennial Conference in Dublin on 10-12 May 2012.  The theme for 2012 is: “Canada: Landscapes and Landmarks”
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