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CFP – Post/Colonial Ports: Place and Nonplace in the Ecotone

Call for Papers: Post/Colonial Ports: Place and Nonplace in the Ecotone Ecotones: Encounters, Crossings, and Communities (2015-2020): Ecotones #6 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada October 24-26, 2019 in partnership with EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), MIGRINTER (CNRS-Université de Poitiers) and La

CFP – Instituting, Forgetting, and Remembering: (Post-)Colonial Practices of Child Removal in Children’s Media

Call for Papers: Special Issue of International Research in Children’s Literature ( Editors: Lies Wesseling ( and Mavis Reimer ( Abstracts due: 1 April 2019 The (forcible) relocation and re-education of Indigenous children at the peripheries of empire was a wide-spread

CACLALS 2019 Keynote Speakers: Bios and Abstracts

We are delighted to announce our three distinguished keynote speakers for CACLALS 2019. Photo by Joy van Tiedemann David Chariandy is a Professor in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University and a well-known scholar in the fields of

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Decolonial (Re)Visions of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror This special issue will address Black Canadian and Indigenous work in / with the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror, both genre fiction proper and slipstream fiction. While there has been quite

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Comics and Catharsis: Exploring Narratives of Trauma and Memory in the Graphic Novel Contributions are invited for a collection of essays that explore the medium of comics in the 21st Century as the site for narratives of individual and collective

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Special issue of Studies in Canadian Literature Neoliberal Environments

Edited by Tania Aguila-Way, Kit Dobson, and Nicole Shukin

In his 2011 book Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature, the late Herb Wyile pushed back against neoliberal ideologies through readings of literary texts that, in his view, countered “the mobility, deracination, and sense of placelessness that characterize our highly technological, globalized consumer society.” Following Wyile’s cue, this special issue asks: how do literary and cultural texts counter or conform to neoliberalism? How do they respond to environmental challenges in an age shaped by global capital? Neoliberalism is here understood in the broadest sense, offered by Wendy Brown, as a “governing rationality in which everything is ‘economized’,” remaking human as well as nonhuman social and material lives into various species of capital (Undoing the Demos).

New Executive Member

Congratulations to our newest executive member and Colleges Representative, Dr. Alia Somani (Sheridan College). Welcome to the team!

CACLALS 2019 CFP: Out Now!

We are thrilled to announce the 2019 CACLALS Call For Papers with confirmed keynotes Dr. David Chariandy and Prof. Jasbir Puar. Abstracts are due January 15th, 2019. We look forward to seeing everyone there! CFP: CACLALS at Congress 2019 University

New Executive Members

Congratulations to our newest executive members: Québec Representative: Jesse Arseneault (Concordia); BC & Northern Territories Representative: Asma Sayed (Kwantlen Polytechnic); Graduate Student Representative: Shalika Sivathasan (York); Welcome to the team! We look forward to working with you.

Graduate Student Presentation Prize Winner – 2018

Brandi Estey-Burtt (Dalhousie University) wins the 2018 CACLALS Graduate Student Presentation Prize for her paper “Dancing across the Divide: J.M. Coetzee’s Postsecular Embodiment.” Congratulations to Brandi Estey-Burtt, PhD candidate at Dalhousie University, for being selected by judges Drs. Diana Brydon,