Ryerson University

In 2017 Ryerson University is the host to the Congress of the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences under the title: From Far and Wide: The Next 150. We invite you to browse the following list of call for papers and submit your work to the respective society. While there will be 70 societies meeting at Ryerson, the list below includes a small selection of calls most pertinent to MLC Research Centre concerns (excluding ACCUTE, whose deadline was past at time of posting). We look forward to welcoming you at Ryerson University in 2017. Our thanks go to Jason Wang, MLC Executive Member, who assembled this list. We also note that our long-time MLC Associate and past Dean of Arts (2011-2016) Jean Paul Boudreau led the initiative that brought Congress 2017 to Ryerson. Click here for more and here to register. 

 

The Canadian Communication Association (CCA) will hold its Annual Conference, May 30 - June 2 at Ryerson University in Toronto. The CCA is calling for proposals that explore, critique and extend this theme as well as for proposals on any other themes relevant to Communication Studies. We invite scholars and professionals to submit proposals that develop the range and depth of scholarship in communication studies. We encourage the submission of proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables dealing with: promoting understanding and respect for First Nations, Métis and Inuit knowledge; preserving and sharing knowledge and ideas to address issues such as obesity, suicide and substance abuse; using arts and culture to stimulate reconciliation; learning how to make schooling more welcoming and supportive. Deadline for submission: January 13, 2017. Submission details are located at: http://www.acc-cca.ca.

 

The Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (CACLALS) will host its annual conference May 27- 29, 2017, at Ryerson University, Toronto ON. The theme of Congress 2017 is “From Far and Wide: The Next 150.” We welcome proposals for individual 20-minute presentations, panels, workshops, or other special events on these or other themes related to our discipline. Topics related to the conference theme that members may wish to consider could include but are not limited to: Imagining Canada’s next 150 years in its global literary contexts; the past, present and future of Global Anglophone Literatures; Futuristic postcolonialities / postcolonial futures; Questions and problems of identity, belonging and mobility; Interrogations of concepts of community and diversity; Distance, space, and time as literary themes and explorations; Imagining new forms of community, community-building; Narratives of migration, diaspora, displacement, and resettlement. Deadline for submission: 15 December, 2016. Proposals of not more than 350 words should be submitted via www.caclals.ca on the proposal form found under CFPs and Conferences, CACLALS, CACLALS at Congress 2017.

 

Formed in 1975 during the period that witnessed the ratification of Canadian biculturalism, Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures (ACQL) has, over the course of 40 years, emerged as Canada’s principal association for showcasing bilingual research in Canadian and Québec literatures. ACQL’s annual conference will take place at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities being held at Ryerson University in Toronto from May 27-29, 2017. The general call for papers invites proposals for 15-20 minute papers, in English or in French, on research, teaching, and professional matters of relevance to current or prospective members. Paper proposals should be no more than 300 words, and should be accompanied by a short biography and a 50-word abstract (in Word or RTF). Deadline for submission: 1 February 2017. All paper or session proposals can be written in either French or English and must be sent to both coordinators listed below.
Coordinator (English): Andrea Cabajsky at andrea.cabajsky@umoncton.ca; Coordinator (French) Élise Lepage at elepage@uwaterloo.ca.

 

The Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) invites you to submit proposals for papers to be given at the CAUTG annual meeting from May 27-30, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario. Our annual conference will feature papers presenting original, unpublished research on any topic or period of German-language literature, cinema, cultural studies, German language and language pedagogy.
Deadline for submission: November 30, 2016. Submit to: Gaby Pailer at pailer@mail.ubc.ca; or Andrea Speltz at aspeltz@uwaterloo.ca.

 

From May 28-30, 2017, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada hosted by Ryerson University, the Canadian Comparative Literature Association (CCLA) invites scholars to explore the theme “From Here to There: Diversity and Interdisciplinary in the Practice of Comparative Literature.” How do we read across different cultures, time periods, media, and disciplines? What are the connections among various themes, theories, and concepts? In what ways can Comparative Literature portray or imagine cross-cultural contacts and exchange possibilities? What kinds of theoretical approaches can we adopt to interpret literature that can critically engage readers in a culturally diverse world? Comparative papers on other topics are also welcome and will be collected into general sessions. Proposals for pre-arranged panels, roundtables, and innovative formats are strongly encouraged. Joint sessions with other organizations are also very welcome but should be arranged as soon as possible. Deadline for submission: December 15, 2016. Submit to: Program Chair Dr. Jessica Tsui-Yan Li. Email: cclacongress2017@gmail.com. Format: Please submit 250-300 word abstracts for 20-minute presentations, as Word attachments.

 

The theme of the 2017 Society for Socialist Studies (SSS) Conference is Liberation Here and Now: Continuity and Change in Socialist Studies at 50 Years and Beyond. We call upon participants to fundamentally trouble Project Canada, to celebrate past and future resistances and solidarities, and to engage in dialogue on how to get to a decolonized praxis and collective liberation here and now. As part of this dialogue, we remain open as always to sessions, papers, and roundtables on the full range of socialist inquiry. We note here other important anniversaries in 2017, such as 150 years of the publication of Marx’s Capital and 100 years since women’s enfranchisement in Canada. This conference is also an important opportunity to reflect on the Society for Socialist Studies at its 50thanniversary. How has Socialist Studies helped us know and change the world? And what conversations and transformations need to happen in the next 50 years? Deadline for submission: January 31, 2017. Submission Link:  https://conferences.uvic.ca/index.php/sss/sss2017/index

 

Women's and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF) calls for papers complicates utopian constructions of unlimited national growth and opportunity with mindful attention to increasingly precarious academic and social futures, as they reflect the interests and needs of a wide range of communities with and for whom knowledge production takes place in sometimes less than welcoming environments. Theme 1: Papers that address precarious futures leading to migration, movement and border crossings of all kinds are also invited. How might precarious citizenship status be included as a critical focus in conversations about futurity? Theme 2: Submissions are invited that interrogate how feminist social justice scholarship survives and is conducted in environments that may be hostile or difficult. Theme 3:  Open Call:  We also welcome proposals outside of the above two themes that explore knowledges emerging through and complicating knowledge production in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies in all of its diverse articulations. This year, a 4-session subconference on Fat Studies has been proposed by Professors Deborah McPhail (Deborah.McPhail@umanitoba.ca) and May Friedman (May.Friedman@ryerson.ca). Please contact them directly if you wish to make a submission germane to that specific subtheme. Panel sessions and workshops are typically scheduled to be 75 minutes in length, and papers are expected to be approximately 8 - 9 double-spaced pages, or 15 - 20 minutes, for individual submissions. If you are proposing a workshop, please indicate expected time frame if different from typical scheduling. All proposals will be anonymously reviewed. Deadline for submission: December 16, 2016. Send proposals by email only, in Word or RTF, to: WGSRF.Conference.2017@gmail.com.

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