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Report on Travel Award made to Joy Porter, School of Humanities, Swansea University, Wales, UK

My sincere thanks to the BACS for this award which allowed me to consult archives at the University of Toronto to support a new archival monograph under contract with the University of Toronto Press entitled The Indian Poet of the First World War: Modernism and Indian Identity in the Life of Frank “Toronto” Prewett, 1893-1962.

The award also allowed me to deliver a paper on the above topic at the 2007 Biennial ACSUS (Association of Canadian Studies in the United States) and to take part in a roundtable on “International Views on Canadian Studies” organised by the Association’s Executive Director, David Archibald. It is intended that this panel session will be significantly expanded in future years at the ASCUS event – to broaden the UK voice I read out a statement on Canadian Studies in the UK from Professor Heidi MacPherson in her role as spokesperson for the British Association for American Studies. The impetus of the conference overall was to encourage and develop links between Canadian and American Studies. We were encouraged to convert American Studies departments where possible to American & Canadian Studies Departments and the event benefited from a series of instructive plenary talks given by significant players within the current Canadian government.


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