Panel exploring the representations of motherhood in Canada for the in-person conference “Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives” (University of Debrecen, Hungary, October 24-25, 2024)

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
Zsuzsanna Lénárt-Muszka, University of Debrecen

CFP: Panel exploring the representations of motherhood in Canada for the in-person conference “Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives” (University of Debrecen, Hungary, October 24-25, 2024)

  • Name of panel: Representations of Motherhood in Canada
  • Name of conference: Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narratives
  • Time and place: University of Debrecen, Hungary, October 24-25, 2024
  • Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2024

The first day of the conference “Looking Back and Ahead: Exploring Uniquely Canadian Cultural Narrativesinvolves online talks by invited speakers such as a representative of Embassy of Canada to Hungary; Montreal Consul General Helga Katalin Pritz; internationally acclaimed authors MARGARET ATWOOD, Anna Porter, and Endre Farkas; journalist and politician Dennis Gruending; and scholars David Staines (Harvard University/University of Ottawa), Daniel Béland (McGill University), and Barbara Lorenzkowski (Concordia University).

Find the CFP for the whole conference here: https://konferencia.unideb.hu/en/CanadianStudies

The present Call for Papers invites submissions for 20-minute talks on the representations of motherhood in the Canadian context to be held in person on the second day of the conference (October 25). We invite proposals that seek to explore how the following are represented in Canadian literature, film, visual arts, performing arts, the media, etc.:

  • maternal embodiment,
  • maternal identity and subjectivity,
  • normative motherhood,
  • motherhood in an intersectional context,
  • the lived experience of motherhood, and
  • maternal narratives.

 

Submission guidelines: submit your abstracts with a brief bio here: https://konferencia.unideb.hu/en/abstract-submission-looking-back-and-ahead-exploring-uniquely-0

  • Abstract: Provide a structured abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the key points, methodologies, and their relevance to the theme of the panel. Please indicate that your abstract is submitted for consideration for the panel “Representations of Motherhood in Canada.”
  • Presenter's information: Include the presenter's name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), email address, and a brief biography of up to 150 words.

Important dates:

  • Proposal submission deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2024
  • Registration deadline: August 30, 2024 (All participants, including presenters and attendees, are required to register in advance.)

Registration fees: none.

Publication opportunities: selected conference papers will be considered for publication in a special issue or thematic block of the peer-reviewed, Scopus-indexed Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies and/or an edited volume published by an international press. Additional information regarding submission guidelines and timelines will be provided later.

Contact information: for inquiries and further information, please contact Zsuzsanna Lénárt-Muszka (lenartmuszkazs@arts.unideb.hu).