CFP: Canada at Play

Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University

Brock University – March 25-26, 2022

Deadline: March 1, 2022

The Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University invites paper submissions or panel proposals on the theme „Canada at Play.“

This interdisciplinary conference will examine the links between play (in all its forms) and Canada. Paper topics can include anything from high-level professional or Olympic sport, to community recreation leagues, to any aspect of the idea of play that captures athleticism, recreation, health, and/or community.

This call is open to all disciplines, and the only limiting factor is that the paper must be on Canadian topics, broadly construed (geographically, thematically, regionally, etc.).
Sessions will be held at Brock University, but all conference sessions will also be streamed online, and presenters will be able to attend and present virtually if requested.

Potential paper topics include, but are not limited to:

– Sport/recreation/play and identity formation
– Sport policy and recreation in Canada
– Historical analyses of sport and Canadian culture
– Indigenous and decolonizing approaches to sport and play
– Play and Nationalism(s)
– Globalization and Canadian pastimes
– Canadian Diasporas
– Play and immigration
– Play and regionalism in Canada
– Play and education
– Play in spaces and places.

Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and a list of the authors‘ names and affiliation (university/college/organization/independent).

Submit to canadianstudies@brocku.ca by March 1, 2022.

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