Imagining and Representing Identities in Canada: Words and Images of The Cultural Mosaic (MultiCultiCanada2010)

Venue: Edmonton

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Mar 19, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 04, 2010
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Description

The first of the MultiCultiCanada graduate students colloquium organized by the Canadian Literature Centre (CLC), the Canadian Studies Institute (CSI) and the students of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies of the University of Alberta will be held on March 26, 2010.
Canada has become a source of inspiration for numerous countries in terms of integration and multiculturalism. As a result, we would like to take this opportunity to explore the way in which texts, images, and other mediums construct and represent the idea of Canada as a cultural mosaic and the controversial questions that come with the notion of multiculturalism and the concept of “transcultural” in Canada”
With this in mind, the colloquium invites papers from a wide array of disciplines that deal with literary texts, visual works or other media that underscore or problematize questions of multiculturalism and the “transcultural” in Canada. The topics may include, but are not limited to:
- The way in which the discourse paints an image of Canada as a nation
- The representation of fractures within the heart of multiculturalism
- The manner in which migrant literature participate (or do not) to the reinforcing of the idea of cultural mosaic.
- The relationships between migrant cultures and the Canadian mythography.
- The representation of multiculturalism in literature, arts, media and politics
The conference will be held in English and French and the choice of the keynote speaker is to be announced
Please send proposals (200-250 words) for 15 minutes papers l to multiculticanada2010@gmail.com by January 4, 2010.
Following the conference, selected papers will be considered for publication in the journals TranscUlturAl and Alternative francophone.

Venue

Edmonton
Edmonton
Alberta
Canada
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