CfP: Alice Munro and the Anatomy of the Short Story

L’Università di Napoli ‘l’Orientale’ will host the International AISC (Italian Association for Canadian Studies) Conference on Alice Munro, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. The topic of the conference will be Alice Munro and the Anatomy of the Short Story and will take place in Naples, 2-4 October 2014. Please find the Call for Papers here.

 

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CfP: ADAM MICKIEWICZ UNIVERSITY IN POZNAN, POLAND

“The aesthetics and politics of contemporary women’s life-writing in Canada and the US: multicultural perspectives” will take place on Saturday, 07 March 2015, in Poznan, Poland.

The organizing committee seeks panel and paper submissions. This conference will focus on life-writing by North American women in the context of the multicultural societies of Canada and the United States. We hope to draw scholars from a variety of disciplines whose research focuses on aesthetic and political issues in memoirs, autobiographies, diaries, letters, testimonies, blogs, personal essays, travel narratives, biographies and other forms of life-writing by Canadian and American women.

The deadline for submissions is November 30th 2014. For more information and the Call for Papers, see:

http://arzepa.wix.com/life-writing

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CfP: “Margaret Atwood’s imaginative travels into the regions of the uncomfortable”

On the 27th/28th of September 2014, the annual Symposion of the Inklings Association will take place in the Katholisches Bildungsforum Düren. The topic of the symposium will be: “Dark Visions. Margaret Atwood’s imaginative travels into the regions of the uncomfortable” (“Düstere Aussichten. Margaret Atwoods imaginative Expeditionen in das Unwohnliche”). Please find the Call for Papers here: English Version | German Version

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Neuerscheinungen

Luesebrink1Im Verlag Presses de l’Université Laval ist kürzlich das neue Buch von Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink “‘Le livre aimé du peuple’. Les almanachs québécois de 1777 à nos jours” erschienen.

Nähere Informationen finden Sie auf der Homepage des Verlages.

Dem Buch sind in den letzten Wochen zwei Sendungen von Radio Canada gewidmet worden, die Sie über folgende Links abrufen können:

 

Luesebrink2Außerdem ist im Verlag Königshausen & Neumann der Sammelband von Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink und Christoph Vatter “Multiculturalisme et diversité culturelle dans les médias au Canada et au Québec” erschienen.

Nähere Informationen finden Sie auf der Homepage des Verlages.

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CfP: “Space in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts: Language, Literature, and the Construction of Place and Diaspora”

In the context of the research focus Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany, the interdisciplinary Second Bremen Conference on Language and Literature in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts (BCLL #2) on “Space in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts: Language, Literature, and the Construction of Place and Diaspora” will take place September 3–7, 2014.

Please find the Call for Papers here.

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CfP: “Connections and Exchanges: America in an Intercontinental North”

The American Studies Association Norway (ASANOR) and the Nordic Association for Canadian Studies (NACS) invite talks and panels for its 2014 conference at the University of Tromsø, Campus Alta from September 19 to 21, 2014. The topic of the conference will be “Connections and Exchanges: America in an Intercontinental North”.

Please find the Call for Papers here.

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Neuerscheinung: “Despite Harper: International Perceptions of Canadian Literature and Culture”

Despite-HarperIm Verlag Dr. Kovac ist nun der Sammelband von Weronika Suchacka, Uwe Zagratzki und Hartmut Lutz “Despite Harper: International Perceptions of Canadian Literature and Culture″ erschienen. Der Druck wurde durch die GKS unterstützt.

Nähere Informationen und eine Bestellmöglichkeit finden Sie auf der Homepage des Verlages.

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A Tribute to Alice Munro

Alice Munro

 

Caroline Rosenthal, Vice-President of GKS, gave a tribute to Alice Munro, Nobel Literature Prize winner, at the annual conference of GKS, February 14-16, 2014.

Please find her presentation here.

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Upcoming Events in Trier

Dr. habil. Katalin Kürtösi from the University of Szeged will be in Trier to talk about: “Stage Representations of Native People in Canada” on Jan. 29, 6 pm.
More information: http://irtg-diversity.com/?q=node/105

CanLit Event on Feb. 7, 6 pm: “Alice Munro: Canadian Short Story Writer”. With readings from Munro’s work and an introductory lecture by Prof. David Staines, PhD (University of Ottawa).
More information: http://www.kanada-studien.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Alice-Munro-Feb-7.pdf

The events are organized by the IRTG “Diversity” (Trier/Saarbrücken/Montreal) in cooperation with the Forschungszentrum Europa (Trier), the AK Neuere/Neueste und Internationale Geschichte (Trier), the Trier Centre for Canadian Studies, and the Stadtbibliothek Trier.

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Interdisciplinary Conference: “Being Young and Growing Old in Canada / Être jeune et vivre vieux au Canada et au Québec”

Interdisciplinary Conference held by the Bremen Institute of Canada and Québec Studies (BICQS), Bremen, January 31 to February 1 2014

The conference addresses an academic audience as well as citizens from Bremen and the region who are interested in Canada and Québec studies. The attempt is to shed light on youth and age as the two bio­graphical poles – possibly with migration back­ground – from the perspectives of the relevant aca­de­mic disciplines. This includes questions of the PISA-winner’s early childhood and school education as well  as immigration policy, day-to-day work in a mul­ticultural society and the potentially age specific political and religious beliefs of its members. Fur­ther, demographic change, social systems and the societal evaluation of aging or youth (youth culture) will be of interest. The latter will es­pecially come into focus where indigenous appreciation of age and the tradition of know­ledge are evident.

Similar to our interdisciplinary conference on The Far North in 2010 (cf. http://mlecture.uni-bremen.de/ml/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=168&template=ml2) we have won distinguished speakers from Canada and Québec plus Europe and of course from the BICQS itself who are experts in related disciplines such as educational sci­ence, sociology, political science, history, literary and media studies, labor law, health sci­ence etc. with a special focus on Canada and Québec studies.

The working languages of the conference are English and French. The publication of papers with­in the framework of conference proceedings is intended.

For further information please visit:
http://www.fb10.uni-bremen.de/bikqs/konferenz2014/programm.aspx or download the program here.

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