GKS Jahrestagung 2022 / GKS Annual Conference 2022 / GKS Colloque Annuel 2022

The 2022 Annual Conference will take place online from February 17-19!

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Phanuel Antwi: „Anticolonial Dreaming: The Elemental Poetics in Dub“

2022 Marshall McLuhan Lecture

January 28, 2022; 6-7pm (Berlin)

With the annual Marshall McLuhan Lecture, transmediale invites a figure in the Canadian cultural landscape, whose work expands on McLuhan’s media theories in the context of contemporary culture and society. The 2022 transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture will be held by Phanuel Antwi.

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CFP Walking the Walk? Fatigue and Hope in the Study of Canada (hybrid)

Conference Dates: Friday, April 8, 2022 (held virually via Zoom)
Friday, April 29, 2022 (held in-person at Glendon College, 2275 Bayview Ave, Toronto)*

Submissions Deadline: February 1, 2022

The study of Canada is fraught with ironies and contradictions: on the one hand about Canada’s greatness, and on the other critiques exposing how Canadian settler colonial society reproduces itself through global structures of oppression. Navigating this terrain has made researchers understandably weary—whilst remaining hopeful for the future.

The 2022 Annual Robarts’ Graduate Conference will be confronting some of the mainstream representations of Canada with the realities of lasting systemic inequities and the lack of collective action for necessary change. Mobilizing ongoing frustration, impatience and fatigue in a critical and interdisciplinary study of Canada, this conference will reflect on these asymmetries and points of rupture, while also highlighting key pathways to transformation and futures of hope. How are mainstream representations about Canada reproduced and what makes them myths, charades and ironies? What are the gaps between representations and praxis? Where is transformative action being developed and what does it look like? Why are we so tired of trying to reconcile the multiple visages of the country?

This conference will be partly held online to accommodate presenters and panelists from near and far. Please note that for the in-person component of the conference, the Robarts Centre will not reimburse transportation costs to presenters and panelists.

Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for presentations that fit one of the following panel topics:

  1. Addressing the Climate Emergency
  2. ‘Canada the Kind’ on the World Stage
  3. Extractive Industries and Canada’s Economic Priorities
  4. Indigenous Resurgence
  5. Indigenous-Settler Relations in a Time of Reconciliation?
  6. The Myth of Multiculturalism
  7. Race and Racism in Canada
  8. The State Facing a Changing Canadian Society
  9. The Well-Being of Canadians

We encourage students from a wide variety of disciplines to interpret these topics from their perspective. Students can, as a group, also submit panel proposals. Applicants will be notified by 1 March 2022 of their acceptance status and applicants will be offered an opportunity to publish their papers in the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies’ online publication Canada Watch.

Please submit proposals (max. 250 words) at https://form.jotform.com/RobartsConference/submissions by Tuesday, 1 February 2022, and contact robartsconference@gmail.com should you have any questions.

*The conference will be held in-person on 29 April 2022 if allowed by York University and public health guidelines. If not, it will be held virtually.

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Killam Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies 2022-23

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Bridgewater State University is seeking a Canadian scholar or person of prominence to spend one or two semesters in residence at the University and be appointed Killam Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies during that period. The appointment may be made in any discipline.

This endowed professorship was established to infuse new and exciting Canadian content into the University curricula in areas of importance; elevate the understanding of Canadian issues and culture in the Southeastern Massachusetts region; provide opportunities for interaction between students at the University and a person with expertise and stature on Canadian issues; and provide opportunities for collaboration between Bridgewater faculty and Canadian scholars.

The Killam Visiting Professor will be expected to teach one course per semester at Bridgewater State University, make presentations to the University community and local organizations as appropriate, and participate in research in collaboration with Bridgewater faculty and/or students as appropriate. The term of appointment will normally be one semester, but two semesters may be arranged by mutual agreement between the University and the awardee. The stipend for the professorship is normally $40,000 USD.

Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2022. Faculty on sabbatical leave, emeritus professors, postdoctoral scholars and others are all welcome to apply.

Selection will be based on applicants’ stature in the field of Canadian Studies, campus intellectual needs, timeliness of the person’s expertise, and overall benefits to Bridgewater students and faculty and the region.

Applications are now invited for the 2022-23 academic year. Nominations and inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Andrew Holman

Director, Canadian Studies Program

203 Minnock Institute for Global Engagement

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA 02325

508-531-2688

a2holman@bridgew.edu

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Predoc/Postdoc Positions in DFG-funded Research Training Group „Contradiction Studies“

Deadline: February 15, 2022

The newly established interdisciplinary research training group „Contradiction Studies – Constellations, Heuristics and Concepts of the Contradictory“ at the University of Bremen, Germany, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), advertises:

-12 positions for doctoral researchers / PhD candidates (f/m/d)
salary group 13 TV-L / 75%;

– 1 position as postdoctoral researcher (f/m/d), salary group 13 TV-L / 100%

– 1 position as coordinator (f/m/d), salary group 13 TV-L / 100%.

Contradiction Studies – Research Training Group University Bremen (uni-bremen.de)

E-mail address for applications and letters of recommendation: grk2686@uni-bremen.de

About the Research Training Group

The Research Training Group (RTG) “Contradiction Studies” brings a variety of academic fields into dialogue. We seek to develop new interdisciplinary perspectives that investigate how people, groups, institutions and states negotiate concepts of contradiction and demands for non-contradiction, and how they might develop ways of dealing with the contradictions of coexistence. The RTG comprises Empirical Cultural Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology, German and Interdisciplinary Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Romance Studies, North American and Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies, Medieval and Early Modern German Literary Studies, Jurisprudence, Human Geography, Political Science, East European History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. We invite applications related to one or more of the above subjects.

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4-Year DAAD Doctoral Scholarship for International Doctoral Students in North American History/History of the Americas/Transatlantic History

4-Year Doctoral Scholarship for International Doctoral Students in North American History/History of the Americas/Transatlantic History (German Academic Exchange Service, Graduate School Scholarship Program)

Class of Culture and History, Graduate School Language & Literature Munich, University of Munich (LMU)

City: Munich, Germany

Application Deadline: February 21, 2022 Start of Program: October 1, 2022

The Graduate School Language & Literature at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Germany) offers a doctoral fellowship for excellent international students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree in North American History/History of the Americas/Transatlantic History. The fellowship is sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and its Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP).

The American History doctoral program of the Amerika-Institut at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) offers graduate students the opportunity to study major issues in the history, culture, media, politics, and society of the United States, Canada, and the Americas. It seeks to frame the American continents beyond their colonial and nation-state boundaries by situating them in a transatlantic and global context.

The program is integrated into the Graduate School Language & Literature Munich as its Class of Culture and History (CoHist). It is systematically structured and research-oriented, offering doctoral candidates the opportunity to present and discuss their individual research projects in seminars and workshops with guest professors. It offers an ideal environment for doctoral candidates since it provides access to a network of internationally renowned scholars and is embedded in LMU’s outstanding institutional and research-driven infrastructure.

For more information on the program’s structure please visit:

www.lmu.de/gsll/history

More information on the Amerika-Institut at LMU can be found here:

https://www.en.amerikanistik.uni-muenchen.de/index.html

 

The Scholarship Includes:

  • Scholarship payments of € 1200 per month, for up to 4 years
  • Payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance
  • Annual research allowance of up to € 460 depending on country of origin
  • Preparatory German language course in summer 2022
  • Under certain circumstances, grant holders may receive an additional monthly rent subsidy

 

Application Requirements:

  • Academic excellence
  • Master degree (or equivalent) in a related field (accomplished within the last six years prior to March 15, 2022; thesis graded with at least “good”)
  • Non-German nationality
  • Residence in Germany not longer than 15 months prior to March 15, 2022
  • English language skills (C1)
  • German language skills (B2). However, candidates less proficient than B2 are eligible for a German language class in Germany through the DAAD, prior to the fellowship

Application Documents (in German or English):

  • Research project proposal (max. 5 pages excluding bibliography)
  • Abstract of project proposal (max. 1 page)
  • Schedule for the doctoral project including information about possible stays outside of Germany 
(i.e. archival and other research trips)
  • Two letters of recommendation (professors/lecturers from your home university), to be sent 
directly to klopfer@lmu.de until February 21, 2022. Please use the following form: https://www.daad.de/medien/deutschland/stipendien/formulare/recommendation.pdf

or

https://www.daad.de/medien/deutschland/stipendien/formulare/recommendation.doc

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Bachelor and Master degree certificates and transcripts of records including grades (please include
your home university’s grade scale)
  • Documents certifying knowledge of English language skills (C1) and German
if applicable
  • Optional: Letter of motivation 
(max 1 page)

 

Application Process:

  • First round: Please send the above documents as one PDF to klopfer@lmu.de until February 21, 2022. Professors should send the recommendation forms separately to nadine.klopfer@lmu.de until February 21, 2022
  • Second round: Interviews (Zoom) at LMU will take place in early March 2022; successful candidates will then be nominated to the DAAD
  • Final round: Final decision by the DAAD based on documents the nominated candidates submit to the DAAD via the DAAD portal until mid-March 2022.

For any questions please do not hesitate to contact the program’s coordinator Dr. Nadine Klopfer: nadine.klopfer@lmu.de

 

 

 

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Prof. Dr. Caroline Rosenthal: “Canadian Urban Fiction and Calgary as ‘Storied Place’” (online)

The Regionalism and Borderlands Research Group (RBRG) is pleased to invite you to the lecture by Prof. Dr. Caroline Rosenthal entitled “Canadian Urban Fiction and Calgary as ‘Storied Place.’”

January 27, 2022, 12 pm

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 (University of Szczecin). 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.

The lecture will take place on Thursday,  January 27, 2022, at 12 p.m. via the MS Teams platform: https://bit.ly/LIT_BBR5. Registration on the provided site is required.

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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!

https://bookandyou-ca.de/jubilaeum/

Auf spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7HmiQFikSDl2KycqMfSXFO

Weitere Informationen zu den einzelnen Folgen gibt es auch auf Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bookandyou_berlin/

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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

https://hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2022/alanis_obomsawin/start.php

 

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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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