[Frameworks] CFP - Transgressing the Nation-state: Challenging the Constructs of Canadian Identity

Melanie Wilmink melaniewilmink at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 20:28:39 UTC 2016


Call for Proposals
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Transgressing the Nation-state:
Challenging the Constructs of Canadian Identity

As Canada approaches the 150th anniversary of Confederation, it is
important to ask: how are systems of colonialism, racism, sexism, and other
social and economic disparities that characterized the founding of this
country still embedded in our society? The Robarts Centre for Canadian
Studies welcomes exploration of these topics from multiple and competing
perspectives at its annual conference on April 20th and 21st, 2017 at York
University in Toronto. The conference will examine the dialogue surrounding
Canadian identity by focusing on the current challenges to established
forms of government, welfare policies and modes of participation in a
radically changed globalized nation, where history, migration, and
transnationalism play an important role. Presentations will offer an
interdisciplinary analysis of opportunities provided and challenges faced
in Canada’s past, present and future.

Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for presentations that
examine themes of inequality in Canada. The goal of this two-day conference
is to provide a space for discussions of inequality in Canada broadly
defined; we thus encourage students from a wide variety of disciplines to
interpret this theme. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to,
the legacies, experiences, or expressions of Canadians whose social
locations vary on the basis of gender, sexuality, race, Indigeneity,
ability, socioeconomic status, region, migration status, and difference.
Papers on other related topics will also be considered. Reimbursement of
some travel costs will be made available for students attending the entire
conference from outside of the Greater Toronto Area. Please submit
proposals (max. 250 words) for papers or panels
http://yorkrobartsgraduateconference.org by January 15th, 2017.
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