CFP: Comparative Canadian Literature in the Twenty-First Century (6/30/07; journal issue)

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albert braz
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albert.braz@UAlberta.CA

CFP: Comparative Canadian Literature in the Twenty-First Century (06/30/07;
journal issue)

The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/ Revue Canadienne de
Littérature Comparée is seeking submissions for a special issue on
comparative Canadian literature, guest edited by Albert Braz (University of
Alberta) and Marie Carrière (University of New Brunswick). As an officially
bilingual and multicultural country, Canada almost begs for a comparative
approach to the study of its literatures. The main focus of comparative
Canadian literature has usually been the Québec/ English Canada divide, as
these literatures often call into question the very idea of national
belonging, identity and (internal or external) unity. However, for this
issue, the editors encourage contributors to consider not only English
Canadian and Québécois literatures, but also Acadian, Franco-Ontarian,
Franco-Manitoban, Indigenous, diasporic, and any other significant body of
writing produced in Canada. In the process, we invite contributors to
address such questions as:

- What is a national literature in the age of globalization?
- What is a national literature in a country in which purportedly
there are many national literatures?
- What is the status of Indigenous literatures in Canada in
comparison to other literatures?
- What are the merits, if any, of studying the literatures of
Canada comparatively today?
- More precisely, what are some of the methodologies or theoretical
approaches (for example, postcolonial, feminist, new historical) that lend
themselves productively to the comparative study of literatures produced in
Canada?

Essays, which should adopt a comparative perspective, may be written in
either English or French. They should be between 5000 and 7000 words and
adhere to the MLA style. Please send electronically, in WORD or RTF format,
completed essays by 30 June 2007 to both editors: Albert Braz
(<mailto:albert.braz_at_ualberta.ca>albert.braz_at_ualberta.ca) and Marie
Carrière (<mailto:carriere_at_unb.ca>carriere_at_unb.ca). Expressions of interest
before the deadline are encouraged. Panels on the topic will be proposed to
the CCLA and ACQL for the upcoming Congress in Saskatoon.

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twentieth_century_and_beyond