Call for Papers

45th Annual Conference, British Association for Canadian Studies

Canada and International Orders

Centre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh, 23-25 April 2020

Co-sponsored by the Centre of Canadian Studies, BACS returns to Scotland for the first time in 20 years. Much has changed, not least the international order. ‚Canada and the International Order‘ will, therefore, be the orienting theme for BACS 2020, with papers addressing the relationship between Scotland and Canada especially welcome.
Canada has existed within international orders, whether during pre-colonization, under French and British rule or as a nation-state. In the twentieth century Canadian governments negotiated a distinct course during the cold war’s geopolitical stand off, and are doing so again in the twenty-first century’s unravelling of the previous order. BACS 2020 explores both the challenges posed by successive international orders to Canada, as well as the distinctive contributions that Canada has made in shaping these orders.

Contributions from all disciplines are most welcome. We especially invite papers that engage with the following themes:

  • The British Empire and the Commonwealth
  • La Francophonie and Quebec’s external relations
  • ‚Sleeping with an elephant‘: Canada and the United States
  • Human rights, LGBTQ2 rights and feminist international assistance
  • United Nations and Peacekeeping
  • lndigeneity and Arctic governance
  • Immigration and the Post/decolonial

Papers that address other themes in the study of Canada are also very welcome.

Deadline for proposals: 18 November 2019; details on how to submit individual and panel proposals:

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Call for Papers

Margaret Atwood 80: Central European Interpretations
Budapest, Hungary,
November 28-29, 2019

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary and Eötvös Loránd University are pleased to announce a conference on “Margaret Atwood 80: Central European Interpretations” to be held in Budapest, Hungary, on November 28-29, 2019.
The Conference Organizing Committee welcomes papers in English or French on the literary, cinematic, social and environmental perspectives of Margaret Atwood’s works, including the following topics:

  • literary studies
  • feminism
  • genres
  • bilingualism
  • narration
  • translation
  • cinema
  • aging
  • adaptations
  • diversity
  • visual arts
  • immigration/migration
  • social criticism
  • multiculturalism
  • experimentation
  • transculturalism
  • diaspora
  • indigenous perspectives
  • dystopia
  • identity
  • Central European reception
  • environment
  • women

The intended program will feature a keynote lecture, multiple thematic sessions, a panel discussion as well as a teacher training event & film screening. The French sessions will be coordinated by the Canada Center of Pázmány Péter Catholic University. Presentations should be 20 minutes long. Undergraduate and graduate students will have their separate sessions with the opportunity of delivering 10-minute papers. Following the presentations, each panel will feature a Q&A session.
Abstracts of papers (maximum 250 words) and a one-paragraph CV for those planning to deliver papers should be submitted by e-mail to the organizers at and by September 15, 2019. Participants will be notified of the acceptance of their paper proposals by September 30, 2019.
Conference participation is free but delivering a paper is subject to the approval of one’s abstract. A selection of papers will be published in a special, peer-reviewed journal issue devoted to the theme of the conference.

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Call for Papers

The 9th International Tartu Conference on Canadian Studies
October 12-13, 2019, University of Tartu, Estonia

Both historically and in the present, new developments and tumultuous times always raise questions about the future. With this conference, we seek to explore visions of the future from multiple inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives of the humanities and social sciences. The conference also marks two anniversaries: the 80th birthday of Margaret Atwood and the 75th anniversary of the Great Escape of Estonians during the Second World War. While addressing the conference theme, the contexts of the issues in the papers may be current or historical or combine both. We welcome case studies and theoretical papers as well as comparative analyses of Canada and other countries.
The topics of the contributions may include but are not limited to: utopias, dystopias, alternative realities; local and global future challenges, environmental issues, solidarity; Indigenous Peoples; movement and migration, multiculturalism; Canada and the Baltics, Baltic diasporas in Canada, diasporic futures; scenarios for the future seen through time and space, imagined futures, futures in the past, visions of the past not realised today; new technologies, change of perception and imagination, new art forms capturing the transformation; digital humanities; the future of Aboriginal Studies, Quebec Studies and Canadian Studies; research methodologies to deal with the topics. For the two narrower foci, we particularly invite analyses of Margaret Atwood’s oeuvre in the light of the conference theme and papers dealing with the Estonian diaspora in Canada and its future.

Confirmed keynote speaker: Bertrand Gervais (University of Québec in Montréal)

The working language of the conference is English; however, presentations can be made either in English or French. The length of the plenary presentations is 40 minutes plus 20 minutes for discussion and the length of workshop presentations is 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Contributors are expected to submit an abstract of 250 words as well as a short CV (including title and institutional affiliation) by September 15, 2019.
Please send abstracts and CVs as well as possible enquiries via e-mail to Eva Rein (
Conference committee: Eva Rein, Sara Bédard-Goulet, Ene-Reet Soovik

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University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS)

INDIGENOUS STUDIES – Tenure-Track Faculty (Job Opening ID 34455 )

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, on the unceded Syilx territory, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty in Indigenous Studies. This is an open rank position to be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies unit ( of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences ( with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.
All candidates with research and teaching expertise in Indigenous Studies will be considered. The field of specialization is open. The broad areas of Indigenous languages, Indigenous justice, Indigenous governance, the Canada Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Indigenous land claims, and Indigenous history are suggestions only. The specialist fields must be complementary to current faculty research strengths in Indigenous philosophies and histories, Syilx language and traditional knowledge, Residential schools, Indigenous feminist theory and praxis, Indigenous poetry and humanities, and Indigenous health and well-being.
Candidates must have a completed Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies or a related field, they must possess a strong record of research productivity; demonstrated ability to obtain external research funding; commitment to student mentoring and supervision; and excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and learning. The ideal candidates will have demonstrated a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies and will have a record of sustained engagement and/or lived experience with Indigenous communities and organizations in Canada and/or in comparative contexts. We seek candidates who will address indigenization of the academy through an anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti- misogyny, anti-violence, and decolonial lens. In accordance with UBC’s equity plan, and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, Indigenous applicants are preferred. Indigenous applicants are requested to self-identify in their application.
UBC’s strategic plan identifies inclusion as one of our key priorities. We therefore welcome colleagues with the experiences and competencies to contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity throughout campus life.
The appointee will be joining a community of scholars in Indigenous Studies whose work focuses on Indigenous epistemologies and is intercultural, interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and global in reach. The successful candidate must show the ability to develop a robust, innovative, and internationally recognized research program that complements existing expertise in Indigenous philosophies, identities, and knowledges. There is also a strong desire for the appointee to work within and across faculties, institutes, and centres across campus, such as the Institute for Community-Engaged Research and future Centre for Interior Salishan Studies, and local First Nations’ communities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to curriculum development specific to area of expertise, and will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

The Indigenous Studies Program is housed in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The program provides students with opportunities to locate their learning within its dual focus on decolonizing non-Indigenous notions of Indigeneity and strengthening contemporary revitalization of Indigenous knowledge and praxis. The program uniquely situates research focused in knowledges of the Syilx Okanagan. The IKBSAS offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching.

UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. The Okanagan campus has undergraduate and graduate programs, with over 9,000 students in seven faculties including 540 Aboriginal students. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan (July 2018) includes areas of action to promote Indigenous research and curriculum and to support Indigenous faculty and students; see
To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit Information about the surrounding community can be found at:

How to Apply:
Applications are submitted online at (Job Opening ID#) and should include:
(i) a cover letter, addressed to Dr. Sue Frohlick (Head – Community, Culture, and Global Studies), outlining qualification for the position and fit with the Indigenous Studies program and the IKBSAS;
(ii) a curriculum vitae;
(iii) a 2-page statement of research program;
(iv) a 2-page statement on teaching philosophy and interests;
(v) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching/course evaluations);
(vi) a writing or creative/artistic sample, max 30 pages;
(vii) a 1-­‐‑page diversity statement (i.e. tell us about your experience working within a diverse environment and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus); and,
(viii) the names of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of reference, if requested.
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sue Frohlick at: All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Indigenous Studies – Tenure-track Faculty) in the subject line of the e-mail.
The deadline for application is October 4, 2019. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
In support of our commitment to equity and diversity, all candidates will be invited to participate in an online Equity Survey as part of the appointment process.

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Stipendium – La Bourse Jean-Cléo-Godin

Le CRILCQ (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture Québécoises) a le plaisir de vous informer de l’ouverture du concours pour la bourse Jean-Cléo-Godin. Cette bourse, destinée aux étudiants et aux étudiantes étrangers, est offerte chaque année à un étudiant ou à une étudiante à la maîtrise ou au doctorat de l’extérieur du Québec dont les recherches portent sur la littérature québécoise.

Cette bourse d’une valeur de 7 000 $ doit permettre de couvrir les frais d’un séjour d’au moins trois mois au CRILCQ pour y poursuivre ses recherches et profiter de l’ensemble des activités (cours et séminaires, colloques, conférences, etc.) relatives à la littérature québécoise.

La date limite pour poser sa candidature est le 15 août 2019.

Pour plus de détails sur ce concours de bourse ou pour savoir comment soumettre votre candidature, vous pouvez consulter l’affiche en pièce jointe ou le site web du CRILCQ.

Bourse Jean-Cléo-Godin

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Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies – Preisverleihung an Prof. Dr. Ursula Mathis-Moser

Frau Prof. Dr. Ursula Mathis-Moser, langjähriges Mitglied der GKS, hat den diesjährigen ICCS Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies verliehen bekommen!

Wir gratulieren aufs Herzlichste!

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„Frühzeitige“ Ankündigung: 2020 Jahrestagung der französischen Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien (AFEC)

Appel de communications/Call for Papers
Colloque international annuel de l’AFEC/Annual international conference of the French Association of Canadian Studies

Régions et régionalisme au Canada: construire e gérer l’espace politique, social et culturel/
Regions and Regionalism in Canada: constructing and managing political, social and cultural territory

Université de Caen, Normandie – 10-13 juin 2020

Appel de communications ici/Call for Papers here.
date limite: 15 septembre 2019/deadline for abstract submission: September 15, 2019

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Konferenz des Nachwuchsforums der GKS: Intersections of Gender and Myth in Canadian Culture and Media – Intersections de Genre et Mythe dans la Culture et les Médias du Canada

Universität Kassel, Senatssaal (Mönchebergstr. 3)
27.-29. Juni 2019
Das Tagungsprogramm finden Sie hier.

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GKS 2020 – Call for Papers deadline extended/Date limite pour soumission prolongée

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the GKS Annual Meeting 2020 (Political Orders) has been extended to June 17, 2019.
The Call for Papers can be found here (in English).

Le date limite pour la soumission des resumées pour le GKS Congrès annuel 2020 (Ordres politiques) est prolongée jusqu’au 17 Juin 2019.
L’appel à communications se trouve ici (en francais).

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Congrès AFEC 2019: Grâce à elle(s)? Le rôle des femmes dans la construction du Canada

Association Française d’Études Canadiennes
Grâce à elle(s)? Le rôle des femmes dans la construction du Canada.

L’Université Bordeaux Montaigne,
12-15 Juin 2019

L’Université Bordeaux Montaigne (équipe d’accueil CLARE, en partenariat avec CLIMAS et le CECIB­ – Centre d’Études Canadiennes Interuniversitaire de Bordeaux) accueillera le congrès annuel de l’AFEC à Bordeaux du 12 au 15 juin 2019 et organise à cette occasion un colloque international autour de la question des femmes et de leur rôle dans la construction du Canada.

« Concentrer l’aide internationale du Canada sur le renforcement du pouvoir des femmes et des filles est le moyen le plus efficace pour que notre aide ait le plus grand impact dans le monde. Le développement durable, la paix et une croissance au service de tous ne sont possibles que si les femmes et les filles sont respectées et pleinement actives au sein de leurs communautés » (Marie-Claude Bibeau, ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, 9 juin 2017). Alors que le Canada vient tout juste d’adopter « une politique d’aide internationale féministe » pour promouvoir l’égalité des sexes et contribuer au renforcement du pouvoir des femmes et des filles « pour réduire la pauvreté et bâtir un monde plus inclusif, plus pacifique et plus prospère », il est particulièrement opportun d’examiner les faits et les questions relatifs aux femmes et à la manière (sous-évaluée ?) dont elles ont contribué à la construction du Canada.

Empruntant au « Mois de l’histoire des femmes au Canada » son mot-clic #Grâce à elle (mis au pluriel et suivi d’un point d’interrogation pour privilégier la diversité des points de vue et encourager les questionnements) le colloque s’intéressera aux multiples facettes du rôle joué par les femmes elles-mêmes dans l’histoire passée, présente et future du Canada, l’évolution de la condition féminine au fil du temps ainsi que ce que les femmes et l’idée du féminin ont pu inspirer à l’imaginaire collectif et individuel. L’approche sera diachronique, traversant les âges pour explorer les territoires composant le Canada actuel, et transnationale, abordant les relations entre le Canada et les femmes de l’intérieur et de l’extérieur, quelle que soit la nationalité ou l’origine de ces dernières, pourvu qu’un lien soit établi avec ce que l’on nomme aujourd’hui Canada.

Les communications et les panels porteront sur la démographie, les migrations, le mariage, la vie de famille, l’éducation, le travail, la santé, le vieillissement, la spiritualité, la création artistique, le sport, les femmes autochtones, le féminisme militant ou les théories féministes au Canada. Les spécialistes en études féminines et études de genre s’associeront aux chercheur.e.s de toutes disciplines, en particulier histoire, sociologie, anthropologie, psychologie, santé, philosophie, religion, études culturelles, études environnementales, droit, économie, politique, arts et littérature.

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