Eye/I on Canada: Exclusion and Inclusion Voix/Voie du Canada: Exclusion et Inclusion
The 9th Congress of Polish Canadianists / 9ème Congrès des Canadianistes Polonais
21-23 September 2022 / 21-23 septembre 2022 University of Białystok, Poland / Université de Białystok, Pologne
Call For Papers
In the midst of global Covid-19 pandemic, not only Canada, but all the states, experienced challenges they had never faced before. The crisis forced individuals, communities and countries to rethink and question the way modern societies operate on manifold levels. The strain put on health care, education and welfare systems has significantly reshuffled the workplace and family dynamics, exacerbating existing inequalities related to gender, class and ethnicity and affecting communities of colour, as well as other disadvantaged, marginalized and excluded groups in a disproportionate manner. Confined to their homes, many people have found perpetual isolation overwhelming and experienced long-term psychological impacts. As a response to these feelings of exclusion, on both individual and collective levels, new ways of connecting with others have emerged, giving rise to as varied new phenomena as zoom meetings, online panel discussions, workshops and conferences, virtual support groups, and digital cultural initiatives, including exhibitions, concerts, performances and other live-stream events. The economic discrepancies and social injustice aggravated by the pandemic as well as attempts to foster a sense of belonging make us reflect upon past and present forms of exclusion and inclusion.
The organizers of the 9th Congress of the Polish Association for Canadian Studies (PACS) are pleased to invite scholars working across various disciplines, as well as writers and artists, to submit paper and panel proposals which consider the broadly-understood issues of exclusion and inclusion in the Canadian context. We are interested in bringing together scholars from various fields, especially but not exclusively, politics and public policy, international relations, social studies, history, literature and the arts, cultural and media studies, linguistics, etc. We encourage interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives and welcome abstract submissions from postgraduate students.
Though the following list is not exhaustive, papers and panels may address the following themes:
- representations of inclusion and exclusion in the arts, literature, film, theatre, the media, etc;
- making and revising the literary canon; genre fiction vs. the canon, etc.;
- instances of censorship;
- historical narratives: silencing/recovering the past;
- political, social and communal practices of exclusion and inclusion;
- linguistic practices of exclusion and inclusion;
- relationships between the centre and periphery (in both literal and metaphorical sense);
- conflicting values: individualism vs. communitarianism;
- isolation and alienation;
- solidarity and participation;
- othering and/or belonging (migrants and refugees; racial, ethnic, religious, gender and LGBTidentities);
- Indigenous experiences of exclusion;
- Quebecois separatism / sovereignty;
- representations and discourses of disability;
- race, gender, LGBTQ+, age (in)equality;
- marginalization and discrimination;
- opportunities and challenges of diversity;
- borders and barriers (geographic, political, social, economic, etc);
- Covid-19-related experiences of exclusion and inclusion, pandemic literature, etc;
- digital inclusion/exclusion (new media technologies and platforms, podcasts, blogs, socialmedia, etc.);
Individual proposals, in English or French, should be 300-400 words long. Please attach a short bio (max. 200 words) to your conference paper proposal. For panels, in English or French, please send the title of the panel and a 250-word presentation explaining the overall focus, together with a 300-400- word abstract and 200-word bio for each participant.
Deadline for abstracts: February 28, 2022
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2022
Proposal submission address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular fee (non-PACS members): 600 PLN / 135 EUR / 200 CAD / 160 USD Reduced fee (PACS members): 450 PLN / 105 EUR / 150 CAD / 120 USD Student fee: 350 PLN / 80 EUR / 120 CAD / 90 USD
Sylwia Borowska-Szerszun (conference secretary for English-speaking section) Ewelina Feldman-Kołodziejuk (head of the organizing committee)
Edyta Sacharewicz (conference secretary for French-speaking section)
The conference organizers would like to thank Justyna Fruzińska for allowing us to include her logo Eye on Canada in the conference materials.
Call for Papers
Trinity College Dublin
in association with
the Cormac McCarthy Society
with special interest in
Cormac McCarthy’s relationship to Ireland and Irish heritage
June 14-17, 2022
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Send brief proposals for 15-20-minute presentations or complete panels by April 1, 2022 to:
Steven Frye, President of the Cormac McCarthy Society email@example.com
email proposals only
Provide contact information including email address and region
Heidelberg Center for American Studies 19th Annual Spring Academy Conference
Heidelberg, Germany, 21–25 March, 2022
Call for Papers
The eighteenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion will be held from March 21-25, 2022. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects.
The HCA Spring Academy invites participants to work closely with experts in their respective fields of study and offers workshops held by visiting scholars.
We encourage applications that pursue an interdisciplinary approach and range broadly across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Papers can be presented on any subject relating to the study of the United States of America. Possible topics include American identity, issues of ethnicity, gender, transatlantic relations, U.S. domestic and foreign policy, economics, as well as various aspects of American history, literature, religion, geography, law, musicology, and culture. Proposals should include a preliminary title and run to no more than 300 words.
Participants are requested to prepare a 20-minute presentation of their research project, which will be followed by a 40-minute discussion. The presentations will be arranged into ten panel groups.
In addition to cross-disciplinary and international discussions during the panel sessions, the Spring Academy aims at creating a pleasant collegial atmosphere for further scholarly exchange and contact.
Accommodation will be provided by the Heidelberg Center for American Studies.
Thanks to a small travel fund, the Spring Academy is able to subsidize travel expenses for participants registered and residing in soft-currency countries. Scholarship applicants will need to document the necessity for financial aid and explain how they plan to cover any potentially remaining expenses. In addition, a letter of recommendation from their doctoral advisor is required.
START OF APPLICATION PROCESS: September 30, 2021
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: November 15, 2021
SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE BY: January 2022
PLEASE USE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM: www.hca-springacademy.de
MORE INFORMATION: www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Transatlantic Studies Association
19th Annual Conference
Centre for International Studies, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon
6-8 July 2020
Call for Papers
Submissions are invited for the 2020 Annual Conference
Professor Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University)
“Why meeting NATO’s 2% target would make Europe (and the West) less secure”
Professor Anna Brickhouse (University of Virginia)
2020 Mayflower Lecture
“From Lima to Lisbon: Earthquake History in the Making”
Co-sponsored by the University of Plymouth:
‘Mayflower 400: Atlantic Crossings’
A Roundtable discussion on:
Southern Transatlantic Connections and the Cold War
The TSA is a broad network of scholars who use the ‘transatlantic’ as a frame of reference for their work in a variety of disciplines, including (but not limited to): history, politics and international relations, and literary studies. All transatlantic-themed paper and panel proposals from these and related disciplines are welcome.
The conference is organised around a number of subject themes, each of which is convened by members of the conference programme committee. If you would like to discuss your paper or panel proposal prior to submission, please contact the relevant programme committee members. This year’s subject themes are:
- Diplomatic and international history
David Ryan, email@example.com, Chris Jespersen, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Political and intellectual history
Joe Renouard, email@example.com, Ana Monica Fonseca, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social, cultural and religious history
- International Relations and Security Studies
- Literature, film, and theatre
Donna Gessell, email@example.com, Finn Pollard, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Business and finance
- Latin America in a transatlantic context
- Ethnicity, race and migration
Special subject theme:
‘Mayflower 400: Atlantic Crossings’
The TSA is pleased to join the University of Plymouth, England in welcoming proposals that seek to place the Mayflower voyage within an Atlantic context, and that offer an opportunity to better understand, interrogate and develop the political, religious, scientific and economic forces which shaped the Atlantic world in this historical moment and beyond. In commemorating ‘Mayflower 400’, we seek to uncover and enable voices and identities which forged, or were forged by, Atlantic crossings of many kinds. The 2020 TSA conference thus welcomes scholars focusing on the Mayflower voyage and its legacies, or on early America from historical/cultural/literary perspectives.
In addition to the subject themes above, we welcome papers and panels on any aspect of transatlantic studies. Interdisciplinary papers and panels are particularly welcome, as are innovative formats, such as roundtables, workshops or multimedia presentations.
Panel proposals should constitute three or four presenters and a Chair (as well as a discussant if desired). Panel proposals should be sent by email as one document attachment to email@example.com, and include:
- 300-word overview of the panel theme;
- 300-word abstracts for each of the papers;
- 100-word author biographies;
- 2-page CVs for all participants.
The subject line of the email for panel proposals should read: ‘TSA Proposal-[Last name of panel convenor]-[Subject theme]’ (state ‘Other’ if not falling under listed themes) (E.g. ‘TSA Proposal-Smith-Diplomacy and International History’).
Individual paper proposals should be sent by email as one document attachment, and include:
- 300-word abstract for the paper
- 100-word author biography;
- 2-page CV.
The subject line of the email for paper proposals should read: ‘TSA Proposal-[Last name of presenter]-[Subject theme]’ (state ‘Other’ if not falling under listed themes) (E.g. ‘TSA Proposal-Smith-Other).
The TSA particularly welcomes proposals from new members and junior scholars. Travel grants are available to support early career scholars presenting a paper at the conference. As a result of funding from the Halle Foundation, the TSA is able this year to offer a number of additional travel grants to support early career scholars presenting a paper on any aspect of relations between the United States and Germany.
If wishing to apply for a travel grant, applicants should indicate this in the body of the email when submitting their paper or panel. If papers are believed to qualify for Halle Foundation funding, this should be indicated. In addition to the materials requested above, travel grant applicants should include a brief statement explaining why it is important for them to attend the TSA conference, and an outline of the principal costs entailed. For further details about TSA travel grants, see the TSA website: www.transatlanticstudies.com.
Deadline for panel and paper proposals: 27 January 2020
All paper and panel proposals, and travel grant applications, should be sent to the conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB: The working language of the conference will be English.
The Conference Location
On the right bank of the river Tagus, Lisbon is a city whose legendary history stretches back over twenty centuries. Lisbon’s exceptional light has charmed writers, photographers and filmmakers with the polychrome façade tiles serving to create a particular atmosphere. On foot, by tram, by boat or walking on the banks of the Tagus, and even on the metro – an open underground museum of contemporary Portuguese art – any means serves to reveal the cultural diversity of the Portuguese capital.
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) is a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and community service activities, it plays a major role in educating qualified specialists and personnel, whose cultural, scientific and technical skills enable them to contribute to sustainable development both at the national and the global level.
Located in the central Entrecampos area of Lisbon, ISCTE is easily accessible by metro, train and bus. Lisbon Airport is a short drive away and has direct flights throughout Europe and to North and South America.
Contact details and further information
Chair of TSA: Christopher Jespersen: email@example.com
Vice-Chair of TSA: Thomas Mills: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary of TSA: Kristin Cook: email@example.com
Local Organiser: Luís Rodrigues, firstname.lastname@example.org
Counter-narratives and Hidden Histories
Irish Association for American Studies
50th Anniversary Conference
Maynooth University, Co. Kildare
3-4 April 2020
CALL FOR PAPERS
As the IAAS turns 50 in 2020, we are delighted to announce that a special anniversary conference will be hosted at Maynooth University on 3rd and 4th April. In keeping with the Association’s ongoing ethos of providing space and opportunity to voices, stories, and bodies historically marginalised by dominant discourses, IAAS 2020 invites submissions on the theme of ‘Counter-narratives and Hidden Histories’.
Confirmed keynote speaker: Professor Amy Mooney (Columbia College Chicago; Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford).
Abstracts for individual papers, panels, or roundtables are welcomed on topics related to this broad theme across all disciplines of American and Latin American Studies, including:
- Education and pedagogy
- Politics and International Relations
- Theatre and Performance Studies
- Visual Culture
The conference will also host a special roundtable session on ‘Anti-racist Teaching and Scholarship’, and welcomes submissions of individual abstracts considering, for example, whiteness in academia, academia and activism, teaching ‘race’, and other related subjects.
- Please provide an abstract of no more than 250 words, along with your name and a brief biography.
- Please provide a brief description of your panel (3 presenters), along with the names and brief biographies of the proposed presenters, and an individual abstract (250 words) for each paper.
- The composition of panels should be diverse whenever possible, and all-male panels should be avoided.
- Please provide a brief description of your roundtable (between 4 and 8 presenters), along with the names and brief biographies of the proposed presenters, and an individual abstract for each paper (no more than 100 words).
- The composition of roundtables should be diverse, and all-male roundtables will not be accepted.
** There will be concession rates for students, ECRs, and scholars on fixed-term contracts.**
** Bursaries are also available. **
Deadline for submissions: 1st November 2019
Please send submissions to: IAAS2020conference@gmail.com
Please send enquiries to: Catherine.Gander@mu.ie
For a downloadable PDF copy of this CFP, please see the following link
Outposts of Security, Prosperity, and Culture
Roosevelt Institute for American Studies
Middelburg, The Netherlands
22 May 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
Throughout the twentieth century, the United States has built what historian Daniel Immerwahr
has defined as a “pointillist empire” consisting of an intricate web of incorporated territories,
islands, and overseas bases. Expandable from a territorial point of view, these possessions have
nevertheless served as fundamental springboards for the worldwide projection of American
military, economic and cultural hegemony. As Brooke Blower has put it, “the United States has
always been at heart a nation of outposts.”
This conference aims to further investigate how the many “little Americas” spread all over the
world – broadly conceived as military or economic enclaves, missionary communities, research
and cultural centers, etc. – have actively disseminated typical elements of the American lifestyle,
acted as unofficial ambassadors, supported the expansion of American businesses, exported the
linchpins of American culture, and simultaneously challenged the traditional class, gender, racial,
and power relationships of their surroundings.
The conveners would like to discuss papers that, by adopting a bottom-up approach, may assess
the overall socio-economic, cultural, environmental or political impact of such American
outposts. The permeable insularity of these American communities overseas has indeed
alternatively favored the promotion of, smoothened the adaptation to, or spurred the resistance
against American visions of peace, stability and progress. For this reason, the conference invites
scholars to reflect on the polysemous nature of American security and prosperity as a core
component of the ethos of the American Century, as a crucial element of modern globalization,
and as a catalyst for contacts and exchanges between different cultural heritages.
Please submit proposals (maximum 500 words) to email@example.com by 15 January 2019. The
conveners aim to publish the selected papers, but the format of the conference output will be
decided collectively. The RIAS will provide the invited scholars with board and lodging.