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Being, Becoming and Belonging:
Multiculturalism, Diversity and
Social Inclusion in Modern Canada

St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
28–30 March 2009

The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) is pleased to announce that the 2009 annual conference will take place on 28–30 March 2009. Proposals for 20-minute papers, to be presented in either English or French, are invited from any single disciplinary or multidisciplinary perspective. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary panel proposals, including those from postgraduate students, are also welcome.

Canada is renowned for “incorpora[ting] an embrace of diversity into their national mythologies” (Kernerman, 2005). This conference will consider a breadth of subjects in relation to the construction, evolution, evaluation and representation of modern Canada and its appreciation and recognition of matters of cultural difference. Papers are welcomed from any disciplinary approach and include those which offer an informed view of Canada in comparative context.

Papers will be especially appreciated in the following areas:

• multiculturalism, citizenship, policy, management
• law, human rights, constitution, freedom
• societies, integration/disintegration, inclusion/exclusion
• diversity, ethnicity, tolerance
• cultures and literatures
• representation, identity, self, history, meaning and recognition
• well being, the local and the global
• metropolis, cities, towns and ruralis

Enquiries and proposals to:
Jodie Robson, BACS Administrator
31 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9HA
Tel: 44 (0) 20 7862 8687 / 44 (0) 1289 387331
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Proposals (panel and individual) and deadline:
Email abstract(s) of 200-300 words; and brief CV(s) (must include title(s), institutional affiliation(s) and address(es) by 30 November 2008. 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.

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