Association of Canadian Studies in the United States (ASCUS) Conference – Call for Papers

Canada: Near and Far

October 21-24, 2021
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington, DC

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United
States (ACSUS), the Association will host its 26th biennial conference, October 21-24, 2021, in
Washington, DC. The conference is open to all proposals with a significant Canadian focus. We
welcome papers and panel proposals from graduate students, professors, independent
scholars, and practitioners on all diverse and critical perspectives related to the theme,
‘Canada: Near and Far’. ACSUS encourages panels and papers addressing subjects in the
following categories:

● Border Issues, Integration, Trade, and Economics
● Communication and Media Studies
● Critical Cultural Studies
● Energy and the Environment
● Foreign Policy and Defense
● Gender, Identities, Minorities, and Diversity
● History
● Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies
● International Relations
● Law, the Constitution, and Land Claims
● Literature, Film, Music and the Arts in English
● Literature, Film, Music and the Arts in French
● Philosophy
● Politics and Public Policy
● Quebec Studies and the Francophone Presence in North America
● Teaching of Canada and Education Through Diverse Perspectives
● The North and Arctic Studies Through Diverse Perspectives
● The Role and Responsibilities of ACSUS

Canada: Near and Far. How is Canada perceived and portrayed from outside its borders, and
by the international community? How is Canada understood by its expatriates? What role does
the border have in creating or working against familiarity, or belonging? How has the
coronavirus pandemic shaped Canadian relationships both locally and with the rest of the
world? In recognition of ACSUS’s 50 years work, what role do non-governmental agencies
around the world play in shaping Canada’s relationships with the world? Finally, as a
professional organization dedicated to the promotion of Canadian Studies, what is ACSUS’s role
in these larger questions? Proposals that touch on these themes through diverse and critical
perspectives are especially encouraged, though, as always, submissions on all subjects
addressing Canada and Canadian-American relations are welcome.

Deadline for submission is April 1, 2021.

Click here for Call for Papers

Email ACSUS conference program chair, Dr. Christina Keppie with questions – christina.keppie@wwu.edu