Multiculticanada 2010: Imagining and Representing Identities in Canada: Words and Images of The Cult

Venue: University of Alberta

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Mar 19, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 04, 2010
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Multiculticanada 2010
Imagining and Representing Identities in Canada: Words and Images of The Cultural Mosaic
University of Alberta

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 are pleased to invite you to the first edition of the Multiculticanada graduate students colloquium. The event, which will be the first of a series of gatherings, will be held on March 19, 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 presentations should be approximately 15 minutes and should be delivered in English or French. 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 choice of the keynote speaker is to be announced.
Please send proposals (200-250 words) for 15 minutes papers to by January 4, 2010.
Following the conference, selected papers will be considered for publication in the journals TranscUlturAl and Alternative francophone.