CFP: Canada: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

The 21st International Baltic Conference on Canadian Studies (online)

October 8, 2021

Deadline: September 5, 2021

Canada’s unwavering commitment to policies of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the fields of governance, education, research and culture has been enshrined in numerous legal documents and provides an outstanding example for responding to global human rights, political and environmental challenges. Canadian heritage is one of diversity, inclusion, democracy and multiculturalism.

The conference aims at exploring diverse approaches to Canadian experience past and
present, to stimulate a broad interdisciplinary scholarly dialogue covering a variety of subject areas from literature, language, film, culture, arts and media to education, history, sociopolitical and economic studies.

Contributions may focus on the following suggested topics, as well as other related relevant issues:
EDI representations in art, literature, history and the media

National identity stereotypes, minority and group identities

Race, ethnicity, nationality, gender and intersectionality

Aboriginal cultural heritage and modern development

Interacting cultures, multicultural diversity and the role of the media

Celebrating multicultural diversity in poetry, fiction and film

Language change

Governing diversity

Challenges of demographic change

Environmental issues

LENGTH OF PRESENTATIONS: 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

LANGUAGE OF PRESENTATIONS: while the working language of the conference is
English, presentations in French are equally welcome.

The conference will convene entirely online. This virtual format will provide for live and
recorded conference sessions.

Dr.philol. Edgars Ošiņš

Dr.philol. Indra Karapetjana

Mg. philol. Margarita Spirida

September 5, 2021

Participants are expected to submit their proposals by email to:

Dr.philol. Edgars Ošiņš at
Mg philol. Margarita Spirida at

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