CFP: Unsettling Canada at 150 (Workshop in Toronto, November 3, 2017)
Deadline: April 25, 2017
Unsettling Canada at 150: Memory Discourses in Transnational Contexts
Date: November 3, 2017
Location: York University, Toronto
Organizers: Duygu Gül Kaya, Michael Nijhawan, Daphne Winland & Jenny Wüstenberg
Applicants should consider and reflect on their work in relation to these changing dynamics of memory discourse and cultural citizenship pertaining to Canada and beyond. Case studies might include, but are not limited to, the role of transnational groups and social actors, the global dissemination of memory discourses, be they institutionally anchored or grassroots, localized projects. We are especially interested in discussions that navigate between national and transnational, political and literary, affirmative and critical perspectives of the normative, hegemonic role of memory narratives. Building on our own interdisciplinary approach to these issues, we seek to engage in a debate with panellists on transnational memories and cultural citizenship with the aim to contribute to the broader scholarship on memory, violence, citizenship and social identities.
We invite scholars at the junior and senior level as well as graduate students whose work falls into the area transnational memory broadly conceived, and who are able to ground their discussion in relation to Canadian discourses, practices, policies and case studies to submit a 250-word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 25, 2017.
Please note that the conference will take place on Friday, November 3, 2017 at York University and will include refreshments, lunch and informal dinner for all workshop participants. We will be in touch about the format of the workshop, as well as the dates when papers are to be pre-circulated. Domestic/North-American travel and two-days accommodation expenses will be covered for selected participants.