CFP: Ontario Women’s History Network Annual Conference

October 21-22, 2022 Hybrid conference: Online and in Ottawa

Deadline: July 20, 2022

Historically, war has been a profoundly gendered experience, as traditional dichotomies put women securely on the “Homefront,” as supporters, caregivers and afterward, as mourners of the dead. Much scholarship has reflected on the historical experiences both on the battlefield and the “Homefront,” and we now know that these two cannot be neatly separated. Early historiography focused on the contention that war broke down gender norms, even was liberating for women. While we are interested in continuing such discussions, we are also hopeful of expanding and diversifying them by hearing about gendered experiences of war-related activities in Ontario. How did women manage new familial tensions, take on new types of work, remember those who were lost? In particular, we seek to explore how war is now taught in schools, how war is remembered and preserved through public history institutions and through commemoration, and new insights from current academic research on these subjects.

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CFP Gender Studies Conference 2022 | Feminist Matterings – Indigenous and Arctic Engagements

CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED

New deadline for submissions is June 24, 2022.

Oulu, Finland Nov 30-Dec, 2 2022

https://genderstudiesconference2022.edu.oulu.fi/call-for-papers

We are welcoming scholars, students, activists and artists across wide fields of feminist and gender research and praxis to join us for the international Gender Studies conference 2022 – Feminist Matterings: Indigenous and Arctic Engagements. The conference will host 26 workshops that cover the themes of the conference in inter/transdisciplinary manner and from various perspectives.

The conference seeks to produce new feminist and Indigenous thought to reimagine future solidarities and ways of knowing. The conference calls to explore how rich transdisciplinary collaboration can help feminist research matter in the effort to build more sustainable, intelligent and humane world(s) in the Arctic and beyond. In addition to alluding to the ethico-political significance of feminist research, the keyword matterings in the conference title also refers to new materialist inspirations and the material aspects of knowledge production. In the spirit of Science and Technology Studies (STS), we wish to investigate the material aspects of epistemic practices and the complex relationship between knowledge and power.

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Prof. Candida Rifkind, Winnipeg: Concept Drawings: Architectures of Home in Canadian Graphic Novels

22. Juni 2022,  18:15 Uhr bis 19:45 Uhr, Zoom

FA Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Die Veranstaltung findet online über Zoom statt. Um Anmeldung via E-Mail an felicitas.dusel[at]fau.dewird gebeten.

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Appel à propositions Fémur n. 6 : Gabrielle Roy, échos et expériences d’une œuvre

Date limite de soumission des propositions : 1er août 2022

Fémur : Revue étudiante de critique littéraire de l’Université de Montréal

https://revuefemur.com/index.php/2022/06/14/appel-a-propositions-n-6-gabrielle-roy-echos-et-experiences-dune-oeuvre/

Parce que régulièrement enseignée et massivement commentée, et ce, depuis plusieurs décennies, par d’imposantes analystes ayant proposé des lectures qu’il semble parfois difficile de dépasser1, l’œuvre de Gabrielle Roy peut laisser croire qu’elle est aujourd’hui usée ou, à tout le moins, qu’elle se révèle toujours plus difficile à atteindre, tout engluée ou empêtrée qu’elle est dans une imposante masse de discours critiques. Or cette impression (mensongère) qui laisse croire qu’on a fait le tour du jardin à son sujet ou que les accès pour entrer dans son œuvre sont encombrés mérite très certainement d’être dissipée. Au sujet des classiques littéraires, Italo Calvino rappelait à juste titre que les canons littéraires « provoque[nt] sans cesse un nuage de discours critiques, dont [ils] se débarrassent continuellement2 » ou dont il faut continuellement les extirper pour en redécouvrir l’actualité.

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Éric Bédard : L’implantation française en Amérique au 17e siècle. Pourquoi l’histoire du Canada commence-t-elle par une fête et non par un massacre ? (DE/FR) (hybrid)

On 22 June at 12:15 pm CEST, there will be a talk in French – with simultaneous German translation – by Éric Bédard, Professor of History at TÉLUQ (the open university of Quebec). In his talk, he will discuss the origins of French settlement of North America, focussing on what relations between Europeans and the indigenous population at that time mean for efforts towards reconciliation with the First Peoples in Canada.

Programme and Zoom Link

Poster

 

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Filmretrospektive zur Oktoberkrise 1970 in Québec

24. Juni 2022 ab 15 Uhr in den Kinos im Andreasstadel in Regensburg

Wir freuen uns in der Woche vom 20. bis 24. Juni 22, den Historiker Prof. Dr. Éric Bédard von der TÉLUC, der quebecer Fernuniversität, einen Experten für die Oktoberkrise und die Studentenbewegung in Québec, in Regensburg begrüßen zu dürfen.

Im Zusammenhang mit seinem Besuch, in Kooperation mit dem Kino Kinos im Andreasstadel in Regensburg und mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Deutsch Französischen Hochschule sowie der Universitätsstiftung Hans Vielberth, organisiert das Institut für Romanistik der Universität Regensburg einen Filmnachmittag und -abend zum Thema Oktoberkrise, an dem auch die Studierenden der DFS des 3. Jahrs im Zusammenhang mit einem Unterrichtsprojekt zu Québec teilnehmen werden.

Dabei haben wir das besondere Privileg, die Deutschlandpremiere des Films „Les Rose“ (2020) feiern zu können, der in Québec Furore machte. Der Sohn eines der Aktivisten, die an der Entführung des Ministers und Vize-Premierministers Pierre Laporte beteiligt waren, die mit dem Tod des Politikers endete, befasst sich in spannenden Archivbildern kritisch mit dem Leben seines Vaters und hinterfragt die Zeitgeschichte.

Im Anschluss an die Vorführung wird Regisseur Félix Rose mit uns per Videokonferenz diskutieren.

Details des Programms, in dem drei Filme zu sehen sein werden, finden Sie hier.

Auf Deutsch

und Französisch

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Appel à articles pour la revue Recherches sociographiques : Structures, représentations et pratiques de la sociologie au Québec

Date limite : 31 août 2022

Direction du numéro : Julien Larregue (Université Laval), Jean-Philippe Warren (Université Concordia)

Argumentaire

Bien que la sociologie soit, comme toute science, guidée par une visée universaliste (Merton 1973), les nombreux travaux qui ont été consacrés à des traditions nationales démontrent que la science des phénomènes sociaux est susceptible de revêtir des formes différentes dans le temps et l’espace : la sociologie n’est pas au Danemark (Kropp 2015) ce qu’elle peut-être en France (Heilbron 2015), cette dernière étant à maints égards distincte de ce que l’on peut observer en Italie (Cousin et al. 2022) ou au Royaume-Uni (Platt 2003). De la même façon, l’histoire de la sociologie québécoise francophone est intimement nationale (Warren 2003), tant et si bien qu’elle en est venue à être distinguée tant de la sociologie canadienne-anglaise (Warren 2011; Helmes-Hayes et Warren 2017) que de la sociologie francophone produite dans d’autres provinces canadiennes (Massicotte 2008).

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Stellenausschreibung der Universität Bremen: Lecturer mit Tenure-Track zum Senior Lecturer (w/m/d) Blue Humanities

The University of Bremen is offering a full-time position at the postdoctoral level in English-Speaking Cultures/English in the Faculty of Linguistics & Literary Studies (Faculty 10) at the earliest possible date, subject to the confirmation of the position, for a

Lecturer with tenure track to Senior Lecturer (m/f/d)

reference no.  LK284/22

in the field of

Blue Humanities: Cultural Studies of the English-Speaking World.

Deadline: July 29, 2022

Job description

The Faculty of Linguistics & Literary Studies subscribes to a modern understanding of philology, which includes the transfer (in teaching and research) between the philological sub-disciplines and a strong focus on interdisciplinarity. We are looking for an early-career researcher in the early post-doc phase (m/f/d) with competencies in British, North American or postcolonial cultural studies, with particular attention to the innovative thematic focus of Blue Humanities. The shift in perspective from land to sea undertaken in the Blue Humanities allows for a deep engagement with topics discussed in English-speaking Cultural Studies/Cultural Histories such as global expansion and colonization, Black Atlantic and Black Pacific, concentrating on cultural, social, economic, and linguistic interrelationships in the matrix of power and resistance as well as on the workings of intersectional inequalities in the formation and transformation of knowledge. Expertise should be demonstrated in one of the following areas or a comparable topic area: shipping routes as global, historical, cultural, social, economic, linguistic, literary, and knowledge-circulating pathways; climate change and ecological development; flight and migration; Indigenous and local marine cultures and epistemes.

The tenure-track phase serves to broaden the range of qualifications. Within this framework, it offers opportunities for the independent development of a profile in the Blue Humanities.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  •     Independent, research-based teaching in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs “English-Speaking Cultures/English” with a focus on cultural studies;
  •     Development of disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching concepts in the abovementioned field, including a focus on cultural studies and cultural history within the Blue Humanities;
  •     Coordination of course planning in the field of Cultural Studies;
  •     Collaboration in the continual advancement of the English-language BA/MA and teacher training programs and the development of innovative teaching formats for the field; consideration of the interlocking of issues relevant to the field with topics in literature and linguistics, possibly also with reference the school context;
  •     Research (publication activities, organization of conferences/workshops, active participation in the acquisition of third-party funding) with the aim of expanding organizational responsibility in the field;
  •     Cooperation in research, teaching and transfer in cross-disciplinary contexts (particularly within English-Speaking Cultures, the Bremen collaborative research platform „Worlds of Contradiction“ and, for example, MARUM, the German Maritime Museum Bremerhaven and the Bremen Overseas Museum);
  •     Participation in academic self-administration, including module development and administration.

Requirements

Your qualifications (hiring requirements):

  •     Above-average university degree (usually Master’s degree in English/American Studies or a teaching degree in English, or a comparable qualification);
  •     Recent doctorate with above-average grades with a recognizable or connectable thematic focus in the abovementioned field;
  •     Several years of broad experience in teaching courses relevant to the field;
  •     Language competence in German on B2 level (CEFR; to be proven at the latest at the opening of the tenure procedure after three years);
  •     Language competence in English at C2 level (CEFR);
  •     Media and presentation skills for teaching in higher education.

General hints

The appointment is initially limited to four years (pay group 14 TV-L). The fixed term is in accordance with § 2 para. 1 WissZeitVG (“Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz”, the legal framework for fixed-term contracts in the academic sector). Accordingly, only applicants who still have qualification time according to § 2 para. 1 WissZeitVG can be considered. In the case of proof of outstanding suitability, performance and ability, the tenured position of Senior Lecturer (f/m/d) can be assigned (pay group 15 TV-L) after successfully passing an evaluation. The duties in research and research-based teaching are carried out independently within the framework of the Bremen Higher Education Act (§24 Para. 2). The teaching duties are governed in detail by the ordinance on teaching duties, and comprise eight teaching hours per week per semester as Lecturer and twelve teaching hours as Senior Lecturer.

Questions about this job opening can be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Marcus Callies, at dekan10uni-bremen.de.

The University of Bremen aims to increase the proportion of women in academic fields. It has received a number of awards for promoting gender equality and is certified as a family-friendly university. Women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from people with a migration background as well as international applications are especially welcomed. Applicants with disabilities will be given priority if they have essentially the same professional qualifications and personal aptitude.

Please send your application with the usual documents (CV, publication list, teaching portfolio and copies of certificates/diplomas) with the abovementioned reference number by July 29th,2022 to the following address:

Universität Bremen
Fachbereich 10
Frau Çelik
– Verwaltung –
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen

Please only submit copies of your application documents (no folders) as we will not be able to return them. Your documents will be destroyed upon completion of the selection procedure.

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CFP: Everything Is Awful? Ecology and Affect in Literatures in Canada

Special Issue of Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies
Guest editors: Stephanie Oliver and Kit Dobson

Deadline: June 30, 2022

“Now, welcome to the Anthropocene
you battered, tilting globe. Still you gleam,
a blue pearl on the necklace of the planets.”

– Alice Major, “Welcome to the Anthropocene”

We want to restore balance, right relations, ethical being. We cannot afford delusional hierarchies. We will not race each other to the bottom. We commit to live up to the future’s call. We want our lives to not be wasted.

– Rita Wong, “Bisphenol Ache”

How might literary scholars and writers in Canada respond in meaningful ways to ongoing ecological crises? Between the crises of prairie drought, Rocky Mountain and Boreal forest fires, flooding in both Alberta and British Columbia, rapid Arctic warming, and rising sea levels, as well as politically significant ecological concerns such as logging in Fairy Creek, pipelines impacting the Wet’suwet’en, and the Site C dam on the Peace River, environmental questions are unavoidable in this moment. It becomes increasingly clear that literary critics and creative writers need to (re)train themselves to respond to the climate emergency.

This retraining, too, comes amidst a broad movement to reconceptualize writing in the place currently called Canada. Critics such as Tania Aguila-Way, Pamela Banting, Greg Garrard, Jerry Kerber, Sarah Krotz, Cheryl Lousley, Susie O’Brien, Nicole Shukin, Astrida Neimanis, Laurie Ricou and many others have shown that ecocriticism in Canada is by now an established area of study, one that is engaged in an ongoing process of reframing how criticism and writing are understood, and Ella Soper and Nicholas Bradley have argued that early writing in Canada – as well as theorizations thereof – problematically sought to understand the environment as a place of threat and danger. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Vanessa Watts, Zoe Todd, Adnil Gosine, Cheryl Teelucksingh, Ingrid Waldron, Beverly Jacobs, Karina Vernon, and others have also expanded the field by developing new frameworks for investigating the links between environmental risk and systemic inequities. Building on this work and more, this special issue contends that attention is needed for literatures that engage land and environment to prompt different affects. How might literary studies engage, for instance, with popular scientific discourses that contend that natural environments link to human happiness? How might narratives of happiness and resilience be meaningfully brought to bear on the necessity of adaptation to environmental crises? Alternatively, how might literary forms resist coercive demands for individualistic forms of resilience? How might land and environment connect to possibilities for resilience in a literary context?

Moreover, and as Cree-Métis scholar Deanna Reder argued during a session at the 2021 ACCUTE conference, Canadianists and scholars in allied fields need to be retrained in not only researching and teaching Indigenous literatures, but also indigenizing literary methods. For Reder, such retraining responds to call #62 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, and it can be linked, too, to the need to develop literary relationships to land that undo forms of colonial violence. How might narratives of resilience be reframed in such a context? What forms of resistance to colonial norms are needed in order to confront contemporary crises? How does literature engage in this work?

Also, and unavoidably, such retraining comes at a time when scholars and writers are navigating the “return to normal” that ostensibly comes with COVID becoming endemic – “as if that normal was not in contention,” Dionne Brand cautions. How is literature uniquely positioned to investigate what this “return” will look like? Instead of individualistic forms of adaptation, how, instead, might the literary point toward alternative, social lines of flight away from an environmentally destructive form of “return”?

In this special issue, we are interested in the following, non-exhaustive questions:

  • How are notions of resilience and happiness reworked and set in dialogical interaction in / through literature?
  • What are the literary affects of this moment of ecological crisis?
  • What models do writers offer for thinking and feeling through these crises?
  • Anthropocene, chthulucene, capitalocene, and more: how might literary works help to define this epoch?
  • If “decolonization is not a metaphor” (Tuck and Yang), what does that mean for environmental literary studies, given literature’s reliance upon metaphor itself?
  • How might literary works play a role in mobilizing readers’ ecological senses to incite climate action?
  • What role do the senses play in representing the (complex, striated) relationships between humans, non-humans, and places at this moment in time?
  • How might literature offer what rita wong terms a “syntax of hope”?
  • To what will we “return” in literary studies and / or classrooms? How might we conceptualize such a return?
  • (How) can literary studies in Canada (and beyond!) become an environmentally just practice?

All submissions to Canada & Beyond must be original, unpublished work. Articles, between 6,000 and 7,500 words in length, including endnotes and works cited, should follow current MLA bibliographic format. The editors also encourage alternative forms of scholarship and creative engagement. Submissions should be uploaded to Canada & Beyond’s online submissions system (OJS) (https://revistas.usal.es/index.php/2254-1179/index) and simultaneously sent to ssoliver@ualberta and christopher.dobson@ucalgary.ca by June 30, 2022. For more information please contact the guest editors at the e-mail addresses above.

This CFP is part of the work conducted within the international research project Narratives of Happiness and Resilience.

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Call for Sessions: Indigenous Studies in the United Kingdom & Europe (hybrid)

Indigenous Studies Discussion Group (ISDG), University of Cambridge, Cambridge/UK

September 22-23, 2022

Deadline: June 27, 2022

https://antczako2.wixsite.com/mysite/post/call-for-sessions-indigenous-studies-in-the-united-kingdom-europe-sept-2022

The Indigenous Studies Discussion Group Research Network (ISDG) at the University of Cambridge is excited to announce a two day hybrid conference which aims to further interdisciplinary discussions under the broadly conceived heading ‘Indigenous Studies in the United Kingdom & Europe: Pasts, Presents and Futures’. The conference will take place over 22-23 September 2022.

In seeking to broaden debate and de-centralise knowledge sharing as much as possible, we are opening calls for conference panels from individuals and groups. Panels will comprise three papers followed by an invited speaker who may either tie the papers together or offer comment on them under a central theme.

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