Call for Papers: Atlantic Canada Studies Conference
“Coastal Exchanges: Networks and Influences”
May 4-6, 2018
The Departments of English and Theatre, History and Classics, Politics, and Sociology of Acadia University invite proposals the 2018 Atlantic Canada Studies Conference, to be held at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada on May 4-6, 2018.
For several decades now, scholars have been attuned to Atlantic Canada’s place in the Atlantic World, and this water-based framework can be extended downward into local economic, social, and cultural networks in the region. Rivers, straits, and bays were the transportation infrastructure of the region, well into the 20th Century. Did these networks and influences survive the triumph of land-based transportation?
Themes and ideas that this conference addresses include:
- Indigenous narratives
- Naming and claiming space
- Linguistic and cultural expression
- Literary and visual arts
- Social capital networks within and across regions
- Political literacy and public opinion
- Immigration and outmigration
- Gender and generations
The deadline for submission of proposals is 24 November 2017. Proposals should be less than 250 words, and the author should include a brief biography or c.v. Proposals for panels or workshops are welcome. While the selection of papers is rigorous, the conference has an impressive history of bringing together internationally-recognized academics, junior scholars, and independent researchers in productive and provocative sessions. Registration fees will be waived for graduate students, and students who are presenting can apply for financial assistance.
For more information, contact
Dr. Stephen Henderson
Dr. Claudine Bonner
PO Box 182
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada