Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland 17th Biennial Conference: SPACE AND BOUNDARIES (9-11 May 2014)

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ACSI and School of Humanities at National University of Ireland, Galway

This conference will address the notion of boundaries and space in all areas of Canadian Studies: literal, metaphorical, metaphysical. Possible topics might include:

• language and immigration/emigration
• cultural/historical spaces
• artistic crossings
• islands and bridges
• inner and outer boundaries
• transgressing borders/boundaries

Confirmed speakers include:
- Professor Godfrey Baldacchino, Professor of Sociology, University of Malta; Island Studies Teaching Fellow at the University of Prince Edward Island; Canada Research Chair in Island Studies (2003-2013), UPEI

- Professor Robin Elliott, Professor of History & Culture and Jean A. Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music, University of Toronto; Dobbin Professor of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin

- Professor Jean Marcel, Professor Emeritus of Medieval Literature, Université Laval and author of more than twenty books (criticism, translations, fiction, essays)

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words, along with a short biographical statement, to both of the following: and
Deadline for Proposals: 20 December 2013.
Decisions on submissions will be notified by 28 February 2014

The conference venue will be the Meyrick Hotel in the heart of Galway. The Meyrick is a venerable railway hotel, opened in 1852 and forming the base of Eyre Square. It is within walking distance of both the bus and train stations, and is five minutes away from Galway Bay.

Updates to conference information will be posted on the ACSI website: