Die Vertretung der Regierung von Québec in München sucht eine*n Assistent*in für Wirtschaft und Politik. Wenn Sie Interesse an Québec und an der Diplomatie von Regionen haben, können Sie sich bis zum 12.05.2023 auf diese Stelle bewerben. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter: https://www.quebec.ca/de/gouvernement/ministere/relations-internationales/representations-etranger/delegation-generale-quebec-munich/emplois-stages/assistant-economique-affaires-politiques-publiques-cooperation
A PDF version of the English CfP can be downloaded here.
The 45th Annual Conference of
the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries
Borders – Migration – Mobility
Grainau (Germany), February 16-18, 2024
In today’s world of multiple successive and overlapping crises, territorial borders are experiencing resignification and revival in conjunction with increasing historical, political, and cultural pressures faced by local, national, and international communities on a multiplicity of scales. This is true both where patterns of mobility and migration are concerned, as well as in relation to borderlands, border regions, and border cultures. Canadian borders are no exception, with inherited border conflicts, negotiations, and imaginaries intersecting with new challenges, creating an increasing sense of urgency. Since the colonial settling of Turtle Island, the anglophone and the francophone settlers have drawn borders, parceled up land, and made use of land resources in what today is known as Quebec and Canada. These borders have not only become important for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers but also for the inhabitants of border regions, whose cross-border life worlds were suddenly irritated by closed borders. The renewed importance of bordering processes in the 21st century asks for a recalibration of the study of Canada’s borders, calling for critical and ethical models of engagement from scholars across all disciplines involved in Canadian Studies, Quebec Studies, and Indigenous Studies. The 45th annual conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (GKS) should present one such opportunity to reflect about the border/migration/mobility nexus from multiple perspectives and bring them into conversation.
The conference, therefore, focuses on narrations, policies, practices, (alternative) concept(ion)s, and geographies of borders, mobility, and migration. By investigating displacement, diaspora, and other forms of border crossings which entail questions of citizenship and nationality and negotiate the meanings of home, belonging, and marginality, and by thinking through diverse concepts with which borders, mobility, and migration are approached, we seek to broaden and deepen the understanding of Canada across the disciplines.
We invite paper proposals in both English and French across all disciplines involved in Canadian Studies, Quebec Studies, and Indigenous Studies on topics related to mobility, migration, and borders. Such topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Canadian, Québécois, and Indigenous border cultures: specificities and negotiations
- Canada/Quebec and global migration flows
- Cross-border mobilities within Canada/Quebec
- Borders/migration/mobility in Canadian, Québécois, and Indigenous literatures, art, and media, including oral tradition
- Canadian, Québécois, and Indigenous imaginaries of borders/migration/mobility/
- Indigenous nations and borders/migration/mobility
- Border disputes
- Posthumanist and non-anthropocentric approaches to borders/migration/mobility
- Borders/migration/mobility and crises (climate crisis and the pandemic)
- Border histories, geographies, and policies
- Border experiences and regulation
- Citizenship and human rights
- Federalism and territorial management
- Policies of borders, migration, and mobility
- (De)territorialization of languages
- Borders and gender
- Epistemologies of the border, epistemologies on the move
- (Alternative) concept(ion)s of borders
Contact and Abstract Submission
Paper proposals/abstracts of max. 500 words can be submitted in French or English and should outline:
- methodology and theoretical approaches chosen
- content/body of research
- which of the three aspects outlined above the paper speaks to (if any)
In addition, some short biographical information (max. 250 words) should be provided, specifying current institutional affiliation and position as well as research background with regard to the conference topic and/or three aspects. We encourage submissions in French.
Abstracts should be submitted no later than June 4, 2023, to the GKS office:
When: April 13 and 14, 2023
Where: Zoom video conference
Notification: April 5, 2023
The Graduate Student Council of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta invites submissions for its annual Connections conference: Multicultural Connections. After the great success of the two previous online conferences, this year’s conference will also be held virtually on April 13 and 14, 2023. It will feature two days of academic panels and an evening showcase of art and creativity. Since the conference is organized by a Canadian university, we encourage submissions focusing on, but not limited to, multicultural connections within the Canadian context. We will be accepting academic and creative contributions that explore, from a critical perspective, multicultural connections found in communities, disciplines, cultures, languages and artistic works. The goal of the conference is to question, challenge, and interpret their significance. We await submissions from various disciplines across the Social Sciences and Humanities, including but not limited to fields such as Literary Studies, Applied Linguistics, Translation, and Cultural Studies. The Graduate Student Council welcomes everyone working in these fields and strongly encourages submissions from new graduate students.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
● Connection through translation
● Literary connections
● Creative nonfiction
● Politicization of aesthetics
● Visual culture
● Digital worlds
● Poetry reading
● Performance art
● Visual Arts
Academic presentations will be 15 minutes in length, followed by a 5-minute discussion period. Panels will run for 60 minutes. Artistic contributions can be submitted individually or in addition to academic papers, and will be showcased during our Creative Night.
● 250-word abstract ● 150-word bio
● example of creative work (e.g. a photo or excerpt) ● 150-word bio
Please submit your proposal via the form on https://forms.gle/k9TEK6kfb5qF6xKcA by April 2, 2023. Notifications will be sent by April 5, 2022. Acceptance will be based on content quality, originality, and academic significance.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the organizer Dominika Tabor at email@example.com. To learn more about our previous conferences visit https://mlcsconnections.wordpress.com/.
deadline for submissions: March 31, 2023
Catherine Bush’s 2019 novel Blaze Island opens with the following epigraph from Elena Ferrante: “Pressing changes are underway. Everything is becoming something else, unpredictably. A completely new outlook is required. The challenge now and for the foreseeable future is to extract ourselves from what men have engineered, a planet long on the edge of catastrophe.” Throughout the novel, Bush underscores the importance of thinking critically about boundaries, specifically those of gender and geography, as she reworks Shakespeare’s The Tempest to particularly Atlantic Canadian purposes. Bush is not alone in this critical and creative approach to exploring the unique intersections, margins, spaces, and borders embodied by and through the experience of life on the Atlantic Ocean; women writers throughout the Atlantic rim use their fiction to disturb boundaries seemingly enmeshed in their local cultural fabric, thereby making space for possibility via “environments of the imagination” (Boon, 2018, 2). This emerging eco-feminist articulation of life at the Atlantic edge recurs in the cultural production of the diverse communities that traverse its fringes. From the Faxaflói to the Costa da Morte to the Gulf of Guinea to the Mata Atlântica, women writers are leading the charge against capitalist extraction, destruction, and contamination of the ocean through innovative (re)imagining of marine cultures. Likewise, women’s writing from the shores of the Atlantic sheds light on a range of experiences which, regardless of their differences, hold the ebb and flow of the ocean as a conceptual tether.
We are inviting submissions for an edited collection titled: (Re)Imagining Feminisms at the Atlantic Edge. The collection will focus on eco-feminist writing from throughout the Atlantic fringes, broadly conceived, which takes an intersectional approach to engaging with notions of gender, place, marginality, ocean, and environment. We conceive of a broad geographic scope as a way to think about how depictions of life at various points along the Atlantic edge can traverse geographic divides and bring eco-feminist, queer, post-colonial, and decolonial approaches into dialogue with contemporary women’s writing from diverse cultural contexts. We seek the work of scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds focused on contemporary women’s literary production, and are especially interested in contributions on marginalized and underrepresented literatures and cultures. Key to our approach is a multilingual, decolonial understanding of Atlantic literatures which seeks to acknowledge the diverse and often overlooked voices and communities at the ocean’s edge which engage with the most pressing geopolitical and environmental issues of our time.
Chapters might explore, but are not limited to, how literary iterations of gender at the Atlantic edge intersect with:
- Oceanic cultures and the Blue Humanities
- Environment and climate anxieties
- Queerness and Place
- Marginality and Resistance
- Mobility and Migration
- Work and coded infrastructures
- Particular histories of violence
- Sustainability and Renewal
Essays may take a comparative approach, bringing together women’s writing from different contexts to speak to the questions at the heart of the collection; however, comparative analysis is not required. Women’s writing focused on a particular locale within this Atlantic framework that raises questions pertinent to that location, culture, and space, are encouraged. A key goal of the collection is to bring scholars of the writing of women from along the Atlantic edge into conversation with each other.
Deadline for submission of 350-500 word abstract + 150 word bio to Gemma Marr (University of New Brunswick) firstname.lastname@example.org and Catherine Barbour (Trinity College Dublin) email@example.com : March 31 2023. We have secured an expression of interest from a publisher and envisage that completed chapters of 5000-7000 words in English, including notes and works cited, and following Chicago Style, will be required by November 1, 2023.
Please note: we will gladly accept submissions from scholars at any stage in their career; however, we aim to highlight the research and writing of doctoral students and early career scholars from a variety of disciplines. We especially welcome submissions by scholars from the ‘Global South’, people of color, Black and Indigenous scholars, people with disabilities, and those with underrepresented genders, including trans men, women (both cis and trans), nonbinary, and two-spirit individuals.
À l’occasion de son 25e anniversaire et afin d’encourager le développement de la relève en études québécoises partout dans le monde, l’Association internationale des études québécoises offre cinq prix de 2 500 $ destinés à récompenser des jeunes chercheurs dont le sujet de thèse contribue à l’enrichissement des connaissances sur le Québec.
Un prix sera accordé dans chacune des régions suivantes:
• Québec • Asie • Europe • Afrique et Moyen-Orient • Amériques (sauf Québec)
Le sujet de thèse doit contribuer à l’enrichissement des connaissances sur le Québec.
• Les thèses présentées au concours d’obtention d’un prix doivent avoir été déposées auprès de la Faculté de l’Université où est inscrit le candidat ou la candidate en date du 1eroctobre 2022, dernier délai. Les thèses soutenues avant la date du 30 septembre 2020 ne peuvent pas être présentées au concours d’obtention d’un prix.
Les dossiers de candidature doivent être soumis par le directeur ou la directrice de thèse du candidat ou de la candidate.
Le directeur ou la directrice de thèse qui soumet un dossier doit être membre de l’AIEQ et fournir:
• Un CV du candidat ou de la candidate;
• Un résumé de la thèse du candidat ou de la candidate;
• Une lettre démontrant l’intérêt du sujet de recherche pour l’avancement des connaissances en études québécoises.
Tous les documents doivent être fournis en français.
Les personnes qui obtiendront l’un des cinq prix du 25e de l’AIEQ devront:
• Devenir membres de l’AIEQ
• S’engager à présenter les résultats de leurs recherches sous forme de capsule vidéo qui sera diffusée sur la chaîne YouTube de l’AIEQ.
Pour toute information complémentaire, veuillez communiquer avec Suzie Beaulieu