Book and you feiert 5-jähriges Jubiläum – mit 5 Podcasts!

Book and you feiert mit einem fünfteiligen Podcast 5 Jahre.

Mit dabei sind Kim Thúy, Éric Plamondon, Joséphine Bacon, Christian Guay-Poliquin und Marie-Célie Agnant. Sie waren in den letzten 5 Jahren bei uns zu Gast. Wir sprechen mit ihnen über die gemeinsame Veranstaltung und über ihre neuen Projekte.

Den Podcast gibt es wahlweise auf Französisch oder in deutscher Tonspur.
Viel Spaß beim Hören!

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Exhibition: The Children Have to Hear Another Story – Alanis Obomsawin

HKW-Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

January 23, 2022 – April 18, 2022

Alanis Obomsawin (*1932) grew up in Canada at a time when options for social and political agency were systemically foreclosed for Indigenous Peoples. Despite this, she has managed to consistently access public platforms to advance Indigenous concerns and give voice to her peoples. Since the 1970s, she has created a model of Indigenous cinema that is deeply committed to social justice and the collective issue of ecology. Her work challenges the core assumptions of the world system determined by colonialism. This exhibition and accompanying book contribute to the current discourse in Europe on histories of representation. Bringing together a vivid selection of films, prints and music, The Children Have to Hear Another Story reflects on Obomsawin’s lifework of documentary making, storytelling and listening.

A public program will include guided tours, talks and film screenings.

Curators: Richard William Hill and Hila Peleg


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Online lecture by PD Dr. Andrea Strutz (Institut für Geschichte, Universität Graz, Austria), “Music in Canada after the Second World War: About Limitations, Opportunities and the Significance of Refugees in a New Cultural Space.” 

December 16, 2021, 12 p.m

The Regionalism and Borderlands Research Group (RBRG) is pleased to invite you to the lecture by PD Dr. Andrea Strutz (Institut für Geschichte, Universität Graz, Austria), “Music in Canada after the Second World War: About Limitations, Opportunities and the Significance of Refugees in a New Cultural Space.”

The event continues the lecture series “Borders, Boundaries, Regions: Literary and Cultural Perspectives on Spaces,“ which is organized by the Regionalism and Borderlands Research Group (RBRG) at the Institute of Literature and New Media. The main aim of the series is to gain new perspectives on the concepts of regionalism and borderlands in an interdisciplinary discussion between international scholars.


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Conférence en ligne du professeur Daniel Chartier (UQAM) : « Qu’est-ce que l’imaginaire du Nord? Principes éthiques »

Date : 14 décembre, 16h30 – 18h00

L’Institut d’études romanes de l’Université de Varsovie organise, en collaboration avec l’AIEQ, une conférence du professeur Daniel Chartier (UQAM) intitulée « Qu’est-ce que l’imaginaire du Nord? Principes éthiques » .

Le Nord est un espace imaginé et représenté depuis des siècles par les artistes et les écrivains du monde occidental, ce qui a mené, au fil du temps et de l’accumulation successive de couches de discours, à la création d’un « imaginaire du Nord » – que ce Nord soit celui de la Scandinavie, du Groenland, de la Russie ou du Grand Nord, ou encore des pôles. Or les Occidentaux ont atteint le Pôle Nord il n’y a qu’un siècle, ce qui fait du « Nord » le produit d’un double regard, de l’extérieur – les représentations, surtout occidentales – et de l’intérieur – les cultures nordiques (inuites, scandinaves, cries, etc.). Les premières étant souvent simplifiées et les secondes méconnues, si l’on souhaite étudier le « Nord » dans une perspective d’ensemble, nous devons donc poser deux questions : comment définir le Nord par l’imaginaire ? Selon quels principes éthiques devons-nous considérer les cultures nordiques pour en avoir une vue complète, incluant notamment celles qui ont été minorées par le Sud ? Nous répondrons ici à ces deux questions, d’abord en définissant l’imaginaire du Nord, puis en proposant un programme intégrateur pour « recomplexifier » l’Arctique culturel.


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CFP: Canada at Play

Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University

Brock University – March 25-26, 2022

Deadline: March 1, 2022

The Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University invites paper submissions or panel proposals on the theme „Canada at Play.“

This interdisciplinary conference will examine the links between play (in all its forms) and Canada. Paper topics can include anything from high-level professional or Olympic sport, to community recreation leagues, to any aspect of the idea of play that captures athleticism, recreation, health, and/or community.

This call is open to all disciplines, and the only limiting factor is that the paper must be on Canadian topics, broadly construed (geographically, thematically, regionally, etc.).
Sessions will be held at Brock University, but all conference sessions will also be streamed online, and presenters will be able to attend and present virtually if requested.

Potential paper topics include, but are not limited to:

– Sport/recreation/play and identity formation
– Sport policy and recreation in Canada
– Historical analyses of sport and Canadian culture
– Indigenous and decolonizing approaches to sport and play
– Play and Nationalism(s)
– Globalization and Canadian pastimes
– Canadian Diasporas
– Play and immigration
– Play and regionalism in Canada
– Play and education
– Play in spaces and places.

Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and a list of the authors‘ names and affiliation (university/college/organization/independent).

Submit to by March 1, 2022.

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Zoom event: Angie Abdour reads from _This one Life: A Mother-Daughter Wilderness Memoir_

Reading Mountains 2021

December 13, 7 pm CET, Zoom

“This memoir about a mother and daughter forging connections with the wilderness – and each other – is like going forest bathing: it will leave you feeling refreshed and restored, with a big smile on your face.”

– Marni Jackson, author of The Mother Zone

This One Wild Life – A Mother-Daughter Wilderness Memoir

Disillusioned with overly competitive organized sports and concerned about her lively daughter’s growing shyness, author and memoirist Angie Abdou takes on her next challenge: to hike a peak a week with Katie. They will bond in nature and discover together the glories of outdoor activity. What could go wrong? Well, among other things, it turns out that Angie loves hiking but Katie doesn’t.

About the Author

Angie Abdou is the author of five novels and a memoir of hockey parenting, Home Ice. Her first novel, The Bone Cage, was a CBC Canada Reads finalist and was awarded the 2011-12 MacEwan Book of the Year. Angie is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University. She lives in Fernie, B.C., with her family and two beloved but unruly dogs.  


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CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS – Black Lives in Canada: Perspectives, Challenges and Contemporary Celebrations

Deadline: February 15, 2022

Edited By:
Eyitayo Aloh
Eric Lehman
Katrina Keefer

“Is Canada racist?” asked an American delegate at an international convention held in British Columbia, after it came to light that a young black delegate and member of Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA), Shelby McPhee, had been profiled for theft. His surprise is shared by many who hold on to the belief that Canada is a land forged on peaceful treaties, as opposed to the United States of America that was created in battlefields and outright land theft. This myth has many versions but one central theme is of Canada as the land that respects diversity and welcomes everyone. What makes this a myth is the fact that statistics will point to the presence of systemic racism in Canada. History too will point to the gradual dislocation and eventual destruction of a thriving Black community in Africville, Nova Scotia by instruments of the state for no other reason than racism and prevention of the social development of Blacks in the area. While statistics may rely on numbers and history may rely on the books, the lived experiences of Blacks in Canada reveals more compelling stories of the contemporary marginalization, discrimination and deprivation that has been suffered by Black bodies. These stories have forced many Blacks to ask the question, “Black like who?” (Walcott, 1999) in Canada because the mythologized environment is far removed from their lived experiences.


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CFP: ACSUS 2022: Le Canada de près et de loin

Date Limite : 1 Décembre

Afin de célébrer son 50e anniversaire, l’Association d’études canadiennes aux États-Unis (ACSUS) tiendra sa 26e conférence biennale du 24 au 27 mars 2022 à Washington, DC. Nous invitons les étudiants des cycles supérieurs, les professeurs, les chercheurs indépendants et les praticiens à présenter par de perspectives diverses et critiques des propositions de communications et depanels liés au thème Le Canada : de près et de loin. L’ACSUS encourage les panels et lescommunications individuelles relevant de l’un des champs de recherche suivants:
Affaires, économie, intégration et enjeux frontaliers
Énergie et environnement
Enseigner le Canada, l’éducation et perspectives diverses
Études culturelles critiques
Études en communication et médias
Études nordiques et arctiques et perspectives diverses
Études québécoises et présence francophone en Amérique du Nord
Genre, identités, minorités et diversité
Littérature, cinéma, musique et arts en anglais
Littérature, cinéma, musique et arts en français
Loi, Constitution et déclarations de territoires
Peuples autochtones et colonialisme
Politique étrangère et défense
Politique et politique publique
Relations internationales
Rôle et responsabilités d’ACSUS


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CFP: The 9th Congress of Polish Canadianists: Eye/I on Canada: Exclusion and Inclusion

Deadline for abstracts: February 28, 2022

Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2022

September 21-23 , 2022 at University of Białystok, Poland

In the midst of global Covid-19 pandemic, not only Canada, but all the states, experienced challenges they had never faced before. The crisis forced individuals, communities and countries to rethink and question the way modern societies operate on manifold levels. The strain put on health care, education and welfare systems has significantly reshuffled the workplace and family dynamics, exacerbating existing inequalities related to gender, class and ethnicity and affecting communities of colour, as well as other disadvantaged, marginalized and excluded groups in a disproportionate manner. Confined to their homes, many people have found perpetual isolation overwhelming and experienced long-term psychological impacts. As a response to these feelings of exclusion, on both individual and collective levels, new ways of connecting with others have emerged, giving rise to as varied new phenomena as zoom meetings, online panel discussions, workshops and conferences, virtual support groups, and digital cultural initiatives, including exhibitions, concerts, performances and other live-stream events. The economic discrepancies and social injustice aggravated by the pandemic as well as attempts to foster a sense of belonging make us reflect upon past and present forms of exclusion and inclusion.


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Jutta Zimmermann: Setting Boundaries: Narrative Juxtaposition and the Negotiation of Identity in Contemporary Global Novels (online)

December 2, noon, on MS Teams:

Many contemporary novels (and films, graphic narratives, TV series) consist of more than one story. In such novels, various settings, characters, and time periods are set against each each other by an act of juxtaposition. The boundary between the local narratives is usually marked by gaps, asterisks or other paratextual markers, and its existence sets in motion a process by which readers need to make sense of the disruption performed in order to assess the meaning of the overall global narrative. The marked boundary initiates a process in which the distinct narrative units which are related to each other, a process in which parallels and contrasts come to fore. While this process to a certain degree works towards integration, it also foregrounds the fragmentation and heterogeneity of the overall text. In my talk, I will explore the affinity of such multi-narrative texts to a particular thematic preoccupation, namely that of representing identities constituted by the straddling of cultural borders in post-colonial contexts. By looking at individual test cases – such as Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For – I will discuss whether multi-narrative structures can be viewed as the ‘discursive articulation’ of a ‘universal humanism’ or to what extent they are used for the ‘opposite effect’, namely ‘fragmentation and division rather than unity” (Tiago de Luca).

The talk is part of a lecture series on Borders/Boundaries/Regions: Literary and Cultural  Perspectives on Space at the University of Szczecin (Programme below):


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