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15th European Seminar for Graduate Students in Canadian Studies

28th September - 1st October 2006 at the University of Graz

The University of Graz is organising the 15th European Seminar for Graduate Students in Canadian Studies 2006, September 28th – October 1st. European students working on a Master’s or PhD theses in Canadian Studies are invited to present their current research and to meet and exchange ideas with students from other European countries.

The seminar, to be held in the Department of Romance Philology in the cultural city of Graz, will be organised in a series of eight workshops chaired by scholars and postgraduate students in the field of Canadian Studies. The seminar will open in the morning of September 29 with a keynote address and will end in the late morning of October 1. In the workshops, the participants will have the opportunity to present their latest research in the field of Canadian studies.

Papers may be in any of the following areas:
• Literature
• Linguistics
• Cultural Studies
• History
• Geography
• Politics
• Sociology

Contributions from all disciplines are welcome! Papers can be either in English or in French and should not exceed 20 minutes. Presentations will be followed by discussion.
How to apply: Anyone interested in participating should submit an abstract (300 words) indicating her/his topic of research or addressing any of the suggested topics, plus a short CV. Papers will be selected by the organising committee based on the abstract. Invitations to participants will be sent out as soon as possible after the selection has been made.
Deadline for abstracts: 15th May 2006
Official languages: English and French
Registration fee: € 25.00 (incl. accommodation and meals); Note the maximum number of participants is 24.
Travel expenses: These are the responsibility of the participants. Please apply for financial assistance to your university or to your national Association for Canadian Studies. NB If you wish to apply to BACS for assistance please send a copy of your submission to by 15 May 2006.

For information and submissions:

ENCS conference
, c/o Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Ertler
Institut für Romanistik
Universität Graz
Merangasse 70/III
A–8010 Graz

(C) 2006 British Association for Canadian Studies