Comparative Canadian Literature: New Directions

Joint Panel with CCLA
Organised by Joseph Pivato

Building on the work of pioneers in the comparative studies of Canadian writing such as Ron Sutherland, Clément Moisan, Patricia Smart, E.D. Blodgett, Barbara Godard, Philip Stratford and others the session will explore new directions which have emerged since 2000.  Speakers can consider these suggested topics:

  • English-French literary exchanges in Canada
  • English-Canadian and Quebec women writers
  • European theory in English Canada and Quebec
  • The role of translation and/or self-translation
  • The role of gender identity among Canadian and Quebec authors
  • Indigenous writers in English Canada and Quebec
  • Indigenous languages and literatures
  • Ethnic minority writing in English Canada and Quebec
  • Individual bilingual authors
  • New media used in English Canada and Quebec

Please send paper proposals (no more than 300 words) with a short biography in Word or RTF to Joseph Pivato ( listed below by 15 December 2018. All paper proposals can be written in French or English. Those who propose papers or sessions must be members of the ACQL or of the CCLA by 1 March 2019. See the ACQL website for membership and registration information.