War and Postwar Literatures in Canada, ALCQ-ACQL, Montreal, May 28-30, 2010

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Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures/ L'Association des littératures canadiennes et québécoises
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Panel title: WAR AND POSTWAR LITERATURES (to take place at the ALCQ-ACQL conference during Congress for Social Sciences and Humanities at Concordia University, Montreal, May 28-30, 2010

Proposals are invited for a session on war and its aftermath in Canadian and Québec literatures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In keeping with the general conference theme, "Exploring Connections in Canadian and Québécois Literatures," contributors are invited to consider how war has influenced connections and/ or disconnections in the cultural, social, political, historical, ideological, and formal content and context of literature. Possible approaches include connections between representations of war in Québec and other areas of Canada; analyses of Québec/ Canadian war literature in relation to the war literature of other nations; intersections between war literature and historiography; interdisciplinary considerations of war in literature and other media (film, painting, new media, etc.); formal connections or disconnections among realist, modernist, and postmodernist representations of war; and themes of war as they concern such issues as diaspora, immigration, nationalism, transnationalism, gender, indigeneity, and trauma.

Please send paper proposals (no more than 300 words) with a short biography and a 50-word abstract by January 15, 2010 to:

Dr. Peter Webb
Department of English
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8
Email: pwebb@alcor.concordia.ca

Panellists must be members of the ALCQ-ACQL by the time of the conference. Info at: http://www.alcq-acql.ca/