3rd International Conference of Central European Canadianists
3rd Congress of Polish Canadianists
The notion of place understood as a historicised
location is inextricably linked with the concept of memory, both being
important signifiers of culture. In the case of
The aim of the conference is to examine the complexity of the notions of place and memory in various Canadian discourses in view of critical approaches offered by cultural, gender, ecocritical, Native, and globalisation studies, to name only a few of them.
The notion of place may relate to
Possible areas of investigation might include (but are not restricted to):
§ various ways of constructing memory and place
§ state-constructed memory and problems of the racialisation and ethnicisation of society
§ the ethics of memory and place
§ the politics of remembering and forgetting
§ memory, place and nostalgia
§ memory, place and trauma
§ rescuing the memory of migrants, travellers, exiles
§ changing cultural narratives of memory and identity
§ transcending local politics of place and memory
§ implications of global culture for national and local ideas of place
§ gender perspectives on the constructions of local/global identities
§ utopian promises of globalisation
§ globalisation and transnationalism
Proposals for papers and panels may focus on particular cases, theoretical questions or comparisons. Since the conference has a firmly interdisciplinary character we invite a wide range of perspectives, including that of literature, the arts, law, history, political science, psychology, gender studies and other interdisciplinary approaches.
Papers may be given in English or in French. Submissions from graduate students are both welcome and encouraged.
Deadline for paper proposals:
Please send abstracts of papers (250 word maximum) and a one-paragraph CV along with the conference registration form (hard copy or Word/Word Perfect attachments) to the Organising Committee.
Participants will be
notified of acceptance of papers no later than
Selected essays will be published in the Conference proceedings.
The registration fee of 35 USD or 15 USD (for students only) will cover administrative costs.
Rooms will be booked in the University Hotel, close to
the conference venue, as well as in comfortable student dormitories. Should
participants wish to make their own arrangements, they can check the following
web pages: www.visit.pl ; www.inn26.com . Thanks to a generous grant from the Canadian
government, obtained through the International Academic Relations Division of
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the participants from
Three lunches on the main days of the conference will be provided.
Marta Kijewska-Trembecka (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anna Reczyñska (e-mail: email@example.com)
Instytut Studiów Regionalnych
Al. Mickiewicza 3/124
Tel.: (+48 12) 634-13-05 ext. 228
Fax: (+48 12) 634-24-81
For copies of the registration form and further information, please visit our web pages: www.mzsa.uj.edu.pl/Canada or www.cecanstud.cz