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1. Canadian Studies and Canadian Lit teacher required, Birmingham Jan-March 2007
2. The Canadian Metropolis, 16-17 February 2007
3. Quebec Cinema, 23-24 March 2007
4. New publication: British and Canadian Perspectives on International Law
5. Books for review October 2006
6. From Blueberries to BlackBerries: Traditions and Technologies in Canada, 11-13 April 2007
1. URGENT: EXPERIENCED UNIVERSITY TEACHER REQUIRED!


CANADIAN STUDIES AND CANADIAN LITERATURE TEACHING @ UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM, JAN-MARCH 2007

GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR RECENTLY COMPLETED PHD OR FINAL YEAR PHD TO WORK IN FRIENDLY AND SUPPORTIVE DEPARTMENT!!!

5 hours' teaching a week for 11 weeks (15 Jan - 30 March 2007, plus marking duties to be undertaken during term and in May 2007).

 **Intro to Canadian Studies - first year; lectures - 1 hr a week on Mondays @ 1-2pm; @38/hr

 **Contemporary Canadian Women's Writing module (final year undergrads; 2 x 2 hr seminar groups a week of about 15 students per group; should be poss to do it before and after the Intro to Can Studs lecture so that it all fits into one day). 

4 hours' seminar teaching (Canadian Writing) @ 23/hr and 1 hr (lecture for 'Intro to Canadian Studies') @ 38/hr

20 per week towards travel expenses

The modules exist with all their materials - including powerpoint slides for most of the Intro lectures; coursepacks, course outlines, WEBCT sites etc - so there is no course design involved unless the person teaching really wanted to change some content (e.g. primary texts). Some administrative work (e.g. updating course outlines) would need to be done before teaching starts week beginning 15 January 2007.  Confirmation & ordering of primary texts needs to be complete by 15 December.

INFORMAL ENQUIRIES: Dr Danielle Fuller, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it < This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it > '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text70869 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //-->\n This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 0121 414 6611
**SEND CV & SHORT COVERING LETTER by email to Danielle ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it > ) by 4 December 2006.**
www.uscanada.bham.ac.uk
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2. The Canadian Metropolis
 
Conference organised by the London Conference for Canadian Studies, Le Groupe de recherche et d
des sur le Canada frans (Le GRECF), and the newly-formed Urban Studies Group of the British Association for Canadian Studies.
 
To be held at the Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square, and at the University of London, London, England, 16 and 17 February 2007.

The conference will focus on practices, processes, policies and representations of contemporary culture, economy and society in Canadas major metropolitan centres. We invite papers especially on the themes of sustainable cities, creative cities and cosmopolitan cities. Possible topics might include issues of urban governance, sustainable urban development and regeneration, social inclusion and exclusion, mobility, migration, multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism in metropolitan contexts, urban cultures and the creative city, and the representation of metropolitan society in literature, film and other media.

Offers of papers, including a 150-word abstract, should be sent as soon as possible, to Dr Richard Dennis, Department of Geography, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Organizing committee: Richard Dennis (LCCS, Geography UCL), Ceri Morgan (Le GRECF, Modern Languages, Keele), Steve Shaw (BACS Urban Studies Group, Cities Institute, London Metropolitan).

LCCS, Le GRECF and BACS Urban Studies Group are happy to waive conference fees for paper presenters but cannot normally offer to meet speakers' travel expenses.


3. Quebec Cinema
 
An international bilingual conference
University of Glasgow, Scotland, 22-24 March 2007
 
Three days of debates on the current success of Quebec Cinema, its history, and its international connections
Keynote speakers

Robert Schwartzwald

Sherry Simon

Thomas Waugh

Film directors introducing and discussing their work:

Louis Bnger (Gaz Bar Blues)

Denis Chouinard (Clandestins)

Mireille Dansereau (La Vie re)

 Provisional programme, registration form and information on accommodation and transport can be found at:
http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/atlanticStudies/forthcoming/QuebecCinemaConference.html
http://www.gla.ac.uk/smlc/news/
 
For further details contact: Professor Bill Marshall, French Section, 16 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QL, Scotland, UK; tel.: + 44 (0) 141 330 4590; fax: + 44 (0) 141 330 4234; email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


4. New Publication: British and Canadian Perspectives on International Law

The BACS Legal Studies Group is pleased to announce the publication of British and Canadian Perspectives on International Law (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2006), an edited volume based on papers presented at our 2005 Annual Conference.

Details of the book can be found on the publishers website at: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=24285


5. Books for Review October 2006

Please note that the list of Books for Review circulated in the Summer Newsletter was out-of-date. The correct list is attached here as a PDF file.


6. From Blueberries to BlackBerries: Traditions and Technologies in Canada

British Association for Canadian Studies 32nd Annual Conference
St Aidans College, University of Durham, UK
1113 April 2007

Call for papers

The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) is pleased to announce that the 2007 annual conference will take place at the University of Durham (UK). Proposals for 20-minute papers, to be presented in either English or French, are invited from any single disciplinary or multidisciplinary perspective on the theme of From Blueberries to BlackBerries: Traditions and Technologies in Canada.

Traditions and technologies, each in their different ways, have together provided the frameworks and impetus crucial to the development of Canada over the centuries, and continue to sustain and further its multi-facetted evolution in the new millennium. The conference aims to consider the varying impacts of these twin factors from as wide a range of points of view as possible, including (but not limited to) the organization of geographical space, management of the environment, and the handling of natural resources; transport and economic development; the cultural mappings of history, literature, and the visual and performance arts, across all the communities of Canada First Nation, francophone, anglophone, and allophone; the evolution of political relations, provincial, national and international, and of provincial and federal laws and legal systems; communications and the development of the media from the earliest times to the global cyberspace of the 21st century.

Enquiries and proposals to:
Jodie Robson, BACS Administrator                
31 Tavistock Square
London WC1H
Tel:
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Proposals and deadline:
Email abstract of 200-300 words; and a brief CV (one paragraph, which must include your title, institutional affiliation and address) by 31 December 2006. 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.

Conference Team:
Professor Rachel Killick, University of Leeds
Dr Danielle Fuller, University of Birmingham
Dr Steve Hewitt, University of Birmingham
Dr Susan Hodgett, University of Ulster
Jodie Robson, British Association of Canadian Studies

 


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