Book Launch: Adapting Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale and Beyond (Zoom)

Cette séance du séminaire EMMA aura lieu le 23 novembre à 18h00 en salle 126, campus Saint Charles, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 et en ligne (zoom).

Registration: fiona.mcmahon@univ-montp3.fr

Vous êtes cordialement invité.e.s à la séance de séminaire de l’EA741-EMMA qui se déroulera le mardi 23 novembre et dont vous trouverez les détails ci-dessous.

En lien avec le Thème 2 „L'(inter)agir“ de l’équipe de recherche (EA741) EMMA, nous sommes heureux.euses d’accueillir Shannon Wells-Lassagne (Pr Université de Bourgogne), spécialiste de l’adaptation filmique et des séries télévisées. Professeure Wells-Lassagne est invitée à présenter l’ouvrage qu’elle co-dirige avec Fiona McMahon (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3): Adapting Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale and Beyond. L’ouvrage paraît chez l’éditeur Palgrave, dans la collection dirigée par Julie Grossman et R. Barton Palmer : „Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture series“.

Résumé

This book engages with Margaret Atwood’s work and its adaptations. Atwood has long been appreciated for her ardent defense of Canadian authors and her genre-bending fiction, essays, and poetry. However, a lesser-studied aspect of her work is Atwood’s role both as adaptor and as source for adaptation in media as varied as opera, television, film, or comic books. Recent critically acclaimed television adaptations of the novels The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) and Alias Grace (Amazon) have rightfully focused attention on these works, but Atwood’s fiction has long been a source of inspiration for artists of various media, aseeming corollary to Atwood’s own tendency to explore the possibilities of previously undervalued media (graphic novels), genres (science-fiction), and narratives (testimonial and historical modes). This collection hopes to expand on other studies of Atwood’s work or on their adaptations to focus on the interplay between the two, providing an interdisciplinary approach that highlights the protean nature of the author and of adaptation.

 

Shannon Wells-Lassagne is Professor of Film and Literature at the Université de Bourgogne, France. She is the author of Television and Serial Adaptation (2017), and the co-editor of Adapting Endings (2019), and Screening Text (2013). Her work has appeared in Screen, The Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, Critical Studies in Television, and The Journal of Popular Film and Television.

Fiona McMahon is Professor of American Literature at the Université Paul Valéry- Montpellier 3, France, and editor of the series Profils Américains. She is the author of Charles Reznikoff: une poétique du témoignage (2010), H.D. Trilogy (2013) and co-editor of Penser le genre en poésie contemporaine (2019).

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PiCHE : Papers in Canadian History & Environment sollicite des soumissions.

Papers in Canadian History & Environment

Qu’est-ce que le PiCHE? Bonne question !

PiCHE est une série de recherches évaluées par des pairs, publiée depuis 2018, consacrée aux études de haute qualité sur l’histoire environnementale du Canada.

En tant que publication numérique, PiCHE permet aux chercheurs d’atteindre un large public tout en offrant un chemin plus rapide vers la publication. Il s’agit d’un accès libre et soutient des normes rigoureuses d’examen par les pairs. En outre, il offre la possibilité de publier des œuvres riches en outils de communication. On dirait des cartes; des photos; des vidéos; de l’art numérique; des ensembles de données statistiques, nous accueillons tout ce que vous pouvez imaginer !

Les articles sont archivés dans les bibliothèques de l’Université York et promus par le réseau de NiCHE.

Nous accueillons également des contributions des chercheurs émergeants ou établis travaillant à travers les disciplines; dans les humanités environnementales ou sciences sociales; situes dans les universités, les établissements publics ou les organismes communautaires. Nous acceptons les soumissions en français et en anglais. Pour plus d’informations, contactez l’équipe de PiCHE par email.

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Zweite Ehrendoktorwürde für GKS-Mitglied Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingo Kolboom

Wir gratulieren herzlich zu dieser Auszeichnung!

In seiner jüngsten Sitzung hat der Akademische Senat der kanadischen Universität von Moncton (Neubraunschweig) den emeritierten Professor Ingo Kolboom (74) aus Dresden zum Ehrendoktor ernannt. Die Universität Moncton würdigt damit die Verdienste Ingo Kolbooms um die Forschung und Vermittlung der Geschichte und Kultur der französischsprachigen „akadischen“ Minderheit in den atlantischen Provinzen in Kanada außerhalb Québecs und, wie es in dem Schreiben heißt, „die außergewöhnliche Qualität“ seines Beitrags zu seinem „Berufsstand und der Gesellschaft“.

Die Université de Moncton wurde 1963 gegründet und zählt zu der größten französischsprachigen Universität Kanadas außerhalb der frankophonen Provinz Québec (https://www.umoncton.ca/). Die offizielle Übergabe der Insignien in der Universität Moncton ist für Mai 2022 vorgesehen. Es ist der zweite Ehrendoktor, den Professor Kolboom von einer kanadischen Universität erhält.

© Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingo Kolboom

Zur Person

Der Historiker, Politikwissenschaftler und Romanist Kolboom war früher mehr als zehn Jahre deutsch-französischer Programmdirektor in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP) und Gastprofessor für deutsche und französische Politik und Geschichte an der Universität von Montréal in Québec. Von 1994 bis 2012 hatte er an der TU Dresden einen romanistischen Lehrstuhl für Geschichte, Politik und Kultur der französischsprachigen Welt mit Schwerpunkt Frankreich und Kanada inne. Als er 2012 seine Dienstzeit an der TU Dresden beendete, ehrte ihn Frankreich mit dem Offiziersgrad des Nationalen Verdienstordens und die Bundesrepublik Deutschland mit dem Verdienstorden 1. Klasse.

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Joan Mitchell Travel Award at Laurier Archives

Deadline: February 28, 2022

https://niche-canada.org/2021/11/16/joan-mitchell-travel-award-at-laurier-archives/?fbclid=IwAR0Cq2INJGU_fLQjTT76xy_FJbjqsQOIwYgCyxfsC0_1jLx5jLHhqtCGXkU

The Joan Mitchell Travel Award seeks to promote and support original, scholarly research in the Laurier Archives. The Travel Award supports researchers wishing to travel to the Laurier Archives to conduct research in any of the archival collections. The Travel Award of $1000 may be used to offset the cost of travel and lodging in Waterloo for a period of one to four weeks of research in the Laurier Archives. Graduate students and established scholars are invited to apply. The Joan Mitchell Travel Award honours Joan Mitchell, Laurier’s first Head of Archives and Special Collections.

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DAAD-Dozenturen in Nordamerika 2022/23

Bewerbungsfrist 18.11.2021

Im Rahmen des German Studies Dozenten-Programms, in dem der DAAD aus Mitteln des Auswärtigen Amtes Dozentinnen und Dozenten für 2- bis 5-jährige Lehraufenthalte an nordamerikanische Hochschulen vermittelt und fördert, suchen wir ab dem Hochschuljahr 2022/2023

Dozentinnen / Dozenten zur Übernahme von Lehraufgaben an den folgenden Hochschulen in den USA und Kanada:

1. University of California, Berkeley: im FB Geschichte

2. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati: im FB German Studies

3. University of Florida, Gainesville: im FB Geschichte oder Politikwissenschaft

4. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis: im FB German Studies

5. Université de Montréal, Montréal: im FB German Studies oder Geschichte oder Soziologie

6. University of Ottawa, Ottawa: im FB Internationale Beziehungen (Politikwissenschaft)

7. University of Texas, Austin: im FB German Studies oder Migrationsstudien oder Kulturanthropologie

8. University of Washington, Seattle: im FB Politikwissenschaft

Voraussetzungen:

Die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber müssen zum Zeitpunkt der Bewerbung eine abgeschlossene Promotion sowie einschlägige wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen und eine mehrjährige Lehrerfahrung an einer deutschen Hochschule nachweisen. Es werden sehr gute Kenntnisse der englischen bzw. für Montréal der französischen Sprache erwartet.

Für alle ausgeschriebenen Positionen ist die Staatsangehörigkeit eines EU-Mitgliedstaats erforderlich.

Gesucht werden Nachwuchswissenschaftler/innen, die während der letzten beiden Jahre vor der Bewerbung ihren Lebensmittelpunkt in Deutschland hatten.

Weitere Informationen zu den Zielsetzungen, Aufgaben, Bewerbungsvoraussetzungen und Bewerbungsunterlagen finden Sie auf der Homepage des DAAD unter:

www.daad.de/dozenten-nordamerika

Bewerbungsschluss ist der 18.11.2021 über das DAAD-Portal.

Die Ausschreibung steht unter dem Vorbehalt, dass die dem DAAD von den Geldgebern in

Aussicht gestellten Haushaltsmittel zur Verfügung gestellt werden können.

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CFP: Journeys across B/Orders in Canadian Studies

June 09 – 11, 2022 Marburg Centre for Canadian Studies University of Marburg, Germany

Deadline: January 15, 2022

https://www.uni-marburg.de/de/fb10/mzks/journeys-across-b-orders-in-canadian-studies

It has almost become a truism that the Covid19-Pandemic has thrown the notion of borders into greater relief once again. While borders between states were closed to people and traffic, the virus was able to transgress geographical and political borders as well as bodily borders, thus not only journeying across borders but also effecting a change in ordering systems and apparently stable orders. Such transgressions, which revealed the vulnerability of b/orders, present an interesting contrast to people’s inability to travel that ties in with the general idea that journeys appear as a dynamic movement, whereas b/orders seem to be stable constructs. In fact, journeys and borders, as well as systems of order, can be considered concepts that determine one another when we regard journeys across b/orders as transgressive movements that highlight the existence of physical as well as conceptual borders. So, while the concept of the border is often understood as a principle imposing and maintaining order, a matter of stability, Johan Schimanski and Stephan Wolfe insist on perceiving the border as “dynamic, a phenomenon constantly undergoing processes of both fixing and blurring” (2017). Moreover, journeys impact on the understanding/self-image of nation and individual, belief in liberal values, human rights, the other and the notion of belonging or the co-dependency between Global North/ South. Therefore, journeys across borders bring about unique narratives and questions.

Borders, as conceptual as well as highly visible lines that structure orders, realms and places, have always been at the heart of political, social or cultural endeavours and struggles. For example, only four years before the pandemic intervened in orders across the globe, borders and ideas of order became highly visible in migrants’ and refugees’ attempts to reach places they hoped would provide them with safety from war, hunger, and violence and with a better life. The interplay of bodies and borders in migration or their reciprocal definition and determination highlight how movements produce meaning and raise awareness of material borders and bodies. Such movements raise the question on whether the body of the migrant de/stabilizes the b/order – a question that cannot be limited to geographical journeys but that also includes metaphorical ones (inward/ outward). Weiterlesen

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CFP: Canadian Game Studies Association/L’Association Canadienne d’Études des Jeux (CGSA/ACÉJ) 2022 Annual Conference

Deadline for submission is Monday January 10th by midnight EST.

The 2022 Canadian Game Studies Association (CGSA/ACÉJ) annual conference will be held *May 31 to June 4 through a virtual format*. This virtual format will build on lessons from the 2021 conference and combine pre-recorded paper and panel presentations with synchronous Q&A discussion sessions.

Even as a virtual conference, as an organization CGSA/ACÉJ is made possible by infrastructure and resources located in the unceded territories of

the* xʷməθkʷəy̓əm

<http://www.musqueam.bc.ca/> *(Musqueam),* Sḵwx̱wú7mesh

<http://www.squamish.net/>* (Squamish), and* Sel̓íl̓witulh <https://twnation.ca/> *(Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and from various institutions located across Turtle Island. As a direct beneficiary of this ongoing colonial violence, CGSA/ACÉJ affirms its commitment to support marginalized scholars and creators and proactively make space for studies of gender, race, sexuality, ability, class, and other forms of diversity in games and gaming cultures.

Building from our 2021 conference, Solidarity and Social Justice in Game Studies, this year’s conference theme is *ACTION! *We invite submissions that work toward an anti-racist and decolonial game studies. In this sense of *ACTION! *papers and panels might study racism and coloniality in games, resistance on the part of players and other actors in the game cultures, or use approaches that decenter Western epistemologies and challenge white supremacy.  *ACTION! *also highlights a critical dimension of games and gaming: the interactive or participatory element of a player at play.

Papers and panels thinking about this sense of *ACTION! *might examine forms, contexts, and/or sites of interaction, how players, developers, and others in gaming scenes act on games, and/or games as social action.

Accepted papers and panels that address either senses of the theme *ACTION! *will be highlighted in special sessions throughout the conference.

We also invite submissions from researchers in any disciplines in the humanities and social sciences working on any topic related to games, digital or analog.

Graduate student submissions and submissions from scholars outside of Canada are welcome and encouraged! CGSA/ACÉJ accepts submissions in both English and French, but please note that most presentations and social events will be in English. Additionally, presenters are asked to limit their submissions to no more than 1 paper as first author and no more than 1 workshop or other event.

*Black and/or Indigenous graduate students accepted to the conference will be able to register at no cost.*

*Submission Guidelines:*

For help preparing abstracts, including recommendations for works cited, please refer to this guide <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KpvAKEOeSfrk-yeVLxo1J2MkqEA2UJaa/view?usp=sharing>

(available in English only). Please also note that *all submissions must be anonymized and should include at least 3 references.*

This year we will be accepting proposals for three kinds of submissions:

*Individual Paper Submissions*

For individual paper submissions please submit an anonymized abstract no longer than 500 words (excluding references). We welcome presentations that take advantage of the virtual conference format.

*Panel Submission*

For panel submissions please include a 250-word panel overview and 250 words (excluding references) describing each individual presentation. The panel organizer/chair should assemble all materials and submit as a single anonymized submission to EasyChair. When submitting the panel to EasyChair, the organizer/chair should be listed as corresponding author, and all other panel participants should be listed as co-authors.

*Workshops/Other Formats*

CGSA/ACÉJ welcomes other types of submissions including workshops, demonstrations, fishbowls, etc, especially those that take advantage of the virtual conference format or might be uniquely possible in a virtual conference format. Please contact the CGSA/ACÉJ 2022 organizers in advance of the deadline with a brief summary of your proposed submission, anticipated equipment needs, and an estimated length of time requested.

*Please submit all proposals via EasyChair:*

*https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cgsaacj2022#

<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cgsaacj2022#>*

The CGSA/ACÉJ 2022 organizing team

http://gamestudies.ca/

canadiangamestudies@gmail.com

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Fresh off the banana boat? Self-Perceptions and Dissociating from Other Koreans

Online, November 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Internalized racial oppression (IRO) occurs when racial minorities learn, adopt, believe, internalize, and reproduce white (heteronormative) supremacy and racial ideology and practices and view themselves and co-ethnic members (and other minority groups) through this lens. Common across other ethnic and racial groups, feelings of not fitting in or a lack of belonging, changing oneself to appear or sound more “Canadian” or “Korean,” living a double-life or hiding parts of oneself in a “closet,” and expressions and slang terms such as “FOB” and “banana” underscore the lines of acceptance and inclusion. Distinctions are constructed and enforced within oneself and within ethnic and racial communities, particularly where old and new immigrants interact, and these lines are systematically rooted in ideas of race and white heteronormative supremacy, settler colonialism, migration, language, accents, and nationalism.

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Reconciling Multiculturalism in Today’s Canada – a national symposium

Online, November 12, 2021 to January 21, 2022

Registration and schedule: https://m50.artsrn.ualberta.ca/

The year 2021 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Canada’s policy of multiculturalism.

Adopted in 1971 in response to growing pressure from various Canadian constituencies for more recognition, the policy of multiculturalism brought about significant and lasting changes in Canadian society. Over the years, multiculturalism in Canada has been praised, critiqued, embraced, or deconstructed by politicians, scholars, and various stakeholder groups. Supporters of multiculturalism have asserted that the policy has promoted an inclusive and accepting Canadian society in which ethnocultural minorities have maintained their own unique cultures and identities while participating fully in mainstream Canadian institutions. Ukrainian Canadians, for example, having played an important role in the development and adoption of this policy, became its active promoters. With Quebec designating its own “intercultural model” to manage cultural diversity, critics have posited that multiculturalism has discouraged interethnic dialogue, fostered ghettoization, and encouraged cultural differences between various communities rather than informing their shared rights or identities as Canadians.

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GKS-Förderpreise 2021/2022 – Bewerbungsfrist verlängert!

November 1 New deadline: December 15, 2021

We continue to accept applications for the following prizes:

GKS-Prizes: Travel grants to facilitate thesis-related research stay in Canada

Prix d’Excellence: Award for an outstanding academic publication on Québec/ in Québec studies by ECR, written/published in French or German.

Jürgen and Freia Saße Award: Grant facilitating research stay in Canada towards BA/MA/PhD thesis on Canadian First Nations/Indigenous studies.

More details on the awards/grants can be found here.

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