Appel à contributions/Call for Papers: 2016 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference at Mt. A.

The 30 October deadline for the 2016 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference, to be held at Mount Allison University from 5-7 May 2016 is fast approaching. The conference theme is “Dimensions of difference: patterns and politics.” To read the Call for Papers please click through.

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Colloque en Études du Canada Atlantique
Mount Allison University
5-7 mai 2016

Dimensions de la différence: motifs et politiques

La région du Canada Atlantique a souvent été définie en fonction de ses différences par rapport au reste du Canada. L’exploration de ces différences – mais aussi la façon dont elles sont adressées par l’État, la production culturelle et les groupes sociaux – constitue un élément important des études du Canada Atlantique. À la fois linguistiques, sociales et culturelles, elles ont évolué à travers l’histoire et ont défini la politique, les modes d’expression et le vécu dans cette région. Cette conférence explorera l’évolution, les implications, et les politiques de la différence pour/dans le Canada Atlantique. Le colloque abordera des thèmes tels que :

• Les identités autochtones et les traités
• L’expression linguistique et culturelle
• Les arts visuels et littéraires
• La culture du monde des affaires
• La mobilisation du capital social et des réseaux sociaux
• La culture politique
• La population
• L’immigration et l’émigration
• L’interaction entre l’État et la société civile
• Les différences de politiques

Les propositions pour des communications individuelles, des séances ou des ateliers qui abordent ces thèmes (ou d’autres thèmes connexes) peuvent être soumises en français ou en anglais. Les propositions qui font usage de médias divers sont bienvenues. Veuillez inclure :
• Vos coordonnées complètes, avec affiliation institutionnelle (le cas échéant) accompagnées d’un curriculum vitae abrégé d’une page pour chaque participant
• Une description de 250 mots pour la communication, la séance ou l’atelier.

Veuillez envoyer vos propositions par courriel avant le 30 octobre 2015 à atlanticdifference@mta.ca

Le comité organisateur: Andrea Beverley (Canadian Studies/English); Kenneth (Sandy) MacIver (Commerce/Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies); Andrew Nurse (Canadian Studies); Christl Verduyn (Canadian Studies/English)

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Atlantic Canadian Studies Conference
Mount Allison University
May 5-7, 2016

Dimensions of Difference: Patterns and Politics

The Atlantic Region is often defined by its differences from the rest of Canada. Exactly what this means today and how it is addressed by the state, cultural producers, and social groups constitutes a foundational element of Atlantic Canadian Studies. The historically shifting dynamics of social, cultural, linguistic, and gendered differences within the region, however, have also been vital to its lived experiences, expression, and politics. This conference explores the shifting patterns, implications, and politics of difference for and within Atlantic Canada. Themes and ideas that this conference addresses include:

● Aboriginality and treaty differences
● Linguistic and cultural expression
● Literary and visual arts
● Business culture
● The mobilization of social capital and networks within and across regions
● Political culture
● Immigration and Outmigration
● Relations between the state and civil society
● Policy differences
● Demographics

Proposals for individual papers, panels, sessions, or workshops that address this theme — or, other subjects that speak to it — are welcomed in either French or English. Proposals that address or make use of diverse media are particularly welcomed.. Proposals should include:

● Full contact information, with institutional affiliation if applicable, along with a one-page abbreviated curriculum vitae for presenters
● A 250 word abstract of the proposed paper, session, or workshop

Please send proposals electronically by 30 October 2015 to: atlanticdifference@mta.ca

Organizing Committee: Andrea Beverley (Canadian Studies/English); Kenneth (Sandy) MacIver (Commerce/Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies); Andrew Nurse (Canadian Studies); Christl Verduyn (Canadian Studies/English)

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About Corey Slumkoski

Corey Slumkoski is an associate professor of history at Mount Saint Vincent University and the Digital Communications Editor for Acadiensis.
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