8th Triennial International Conference of the Central European Association for Canadian Studies

20-22 September 2018, Prague, Czech Republic

The Central European Association for Canadian Studies will hold its 8th Triennial International Conference from September 20-22, 2018 at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

The conference is intended to address the theme of Transnational Challenges to Canadian Culture, Society and the Environment. Canada has been a transnational country from its inception: founded on the ideas of Métis identities, forged by the metropolis-colony relationship, and modernized under the cross-boundary flow of American goods and capital. The revival of transnationalism as a widely respected lens of scholarly research in manifest fields provides us with very useful multidisciplinary bridges to study both past and contemporary Canada. In the context of growing globalization, the perspective of transnationalism of the nation-state raises important questions about overlapping (real or imagined) affiliations of individuals, communities, corporations, and social movements.

Possible streams for proposals may include, but need not be limited to:

  • –  Transnational identities: contributions concerning diasporic communities in Canada, literature, religion in transnational context, borders in fiction, transnational literary exchange;
  • –  Transnationalism and migration: papers on (re)adaption of the multiculturalist approach, transnational citizenship, immigration discourse, media use in a transnational environment;
  • –  Transnational networks and social movements: contributions concerning transnational social or labour movements and groups in Canada;
  • –  Transnational forces in international relations: studies of Canada in supranational institutions, Canada-US relations;
  • –  Transnational history: works on borderlands, migration, the history of communities;
  • –  Transnational environmental issues: i.e. implications of climate change, transnational

    arrangements for climate change governance, eco-cosmopolitanism, environmental

    literature, the energy debate, the Arctic, staple dependence;

  • –  Transnational economic relations: papers on transnational business power, transnational

    corporations, capital movements, preferential trade agreements in a Canadian context.

    Confirmed speakers include:
    Dianne Draper, Geography Professor, University of Calgary
    Paul-André Linteau, Historian, Associated Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal Ian Ross, Métis/Ojibway playwright and author, Manitoba

    We welcome proposals for twenty-minute presentations or panels of 3 or 4 papers (ninety minutes) in the field of Canadian Studies. We especially encourage contributions that present a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.We accept proposals in English and French.

    An abstract of the proposal, maximum 250 words, with a brief CV of the author(s), should be submitted by 15 December 2017 at the latest to the conference coordinator, Magdalena Firtova at ceacs2018@gmail.com. The selected participants will be notified of their acceptance by 15 January, 2018. More information is available at the conference website www.ceacs.fsv.cuni.cz.