Netherlands American Studies Association

Call for Papers: The North: Changes, Challenges, Opportunities

26 February – 1 March, 2025, Berlin, Germany

The 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking countries will focus on the North as a physical and human reality as well as a symbolic socio-cultural construct and a concept for theoretical and critical debate. True to a pluralistic and multidisciplinary understanding of Canadian Studies, the conference will approach the North as space and place at a multitude of scales, investigate the interaction of natural and human systems, and it will explore cultural and literary representations, historical (constructions of) significance of the North as well as contemporary dynamics and processes.

Thus, three sub-themes and perspectives, each one multidisciplinary in character, will structure the conference proceedings:
1   The nature of the North and nature-human interactions
2   The socio-political gaze at the North
3   The North as discursive formation.

Contact and Abstract Submission.

Paper proposals/abstracts of max. 500 words can be submitted in French or English and should outline:

  •  methodology and theoretical approaches chosen
  • content/body of research
  • which of the three sub-themes specified above the paper speaks to (if any).

In addition, some short biographical information (max. 250 words) should be provided, specifying

  • current institutional affiliation and position
  • research background with regard to the conference topic and/or sub-themes.

Abstracts should be submitted no later than 15 June 2024.

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