In-person one-day Graduate Student Symposium in the School of Canadian Studies.

The organizing committee is accepting proposals for paper presentations, creative, and multimedia presentations from Carleton graduate and upper-year undergraduate students engaged in Canadian Studies until February 1, 2024.


Event Details

Time: April 25, 2024 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Place: Dunton Tower 2017


Event Description

The 2024 School of Canadian Studies Graduate Symposium invites you to think about your relations to Canada. Do you see your work within, in conjunction with or in contention with Canada? Canada Studies is an evolving and interdisciplinary field that abounds with areas of scholarly inquiry. We are interested in expanding understandings and definitions of Canadian Studies and studies of Canada.

In: What question or problem in Canada does your research investigate? How are research practices evolving in studies of heritage, public history, politics and culture in Canada? How do you incorporate reflexivity and voice into your work in/on Canada? How does your work expose tensions within conversations happening locally, regionally and nationally? How has Canada been positioned globally, nationally, and/or locally from past to present?

And: How does your work deal with borders, geographic, cultural or social? What issue or problem are you looking at Canada in conjunction with? What can we learn from contemporary discussions of structures of power, such as white supremacy, settler colonialism, and cisheteropatrarichy, when we thinking both within and beyond Canada?

Or: What is we do not take the continued existence of “Canada” for granted: what could be imagined on the other side of “Canada, or…”? What are the gaps in existing paradigms for the study of Canada and what alternative paradigms are arising? In the context of increased global crises, climate devastation, and local instability, how are you imagining futures? How do definitions, representations, and configurations of so-called “Canada” impact safety, rights and citizenship? What strategies are employed in cultivating nation-to-nation relationships?

Do you have a term paper that could be worked into a presentation, or a research idea you could develop into a presentation in order to get some feedback? There is an opportunity to be mentored by a faculty member in advance of your presentation. Attend graduate supervisor Jennifer Henderson’s abstract-writing workshop on Tues. Jan. 16th 12:00-2:00 in DT1216.

The organizing committee is accepting proposals for paper presentations, creative, and multimedia presentations from Carleton graduate and upper-year undergraduate students engaged in Canadian Studies. Paper presentations should be 15 minutes and will be followed by question-and-answer periods.

All proposals must be submitted through the Abstract Submission Portal by: February 1, 2024

Applicants will be asked to provide a proposed title, key words, a proposal (300 words), and a short 2-3 sentence author biography.

For more information, please contact: galefranklin@cmail.carleton.ca


Picture via Daniel Joseph Petty.

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