Les frontières et au-delà / Borders and beyond / - virtual biennial conference of the Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland (ACSI)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Organising the Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland's first online biennial conference. This will be the association's 20th biennial conference and the first time it has been hosted north of the border on the island of Ireland. Keynote speakers include Professor Jane Koustas (Brock University, Canada), Perrine Leblanc (ecrivaine Quebecoise, Canada) and Professor Emeritus Axel Meisen (University of British Columbia, Canada). This interdisciplinary conference will draw upon the arts, humanities and social sciences to explore in relation to Canada’s past, present and future the theme of borders, imagined or otherwise, their making, negotiation, reconfiguration and dissolution. Papers, performances or other contributions will address the following topics - Border poetics - Figurative borders, their meaning & contestation - Narratives of journeys, borders, crossings & encounters with difference - Mobility, circulation & border-making - Governing linguistic & sociological demarcations - Indigenous conceptions of space & nation-building - Navigating borderlands of thought & practice - Comparative frames of reference & geopolitical dimensions - From de-bordering to re-bordering & beyond - Concept, frames of reference & the making of Canada - Re-imagining borders / learning from Canada
Period13 May 202114 May 2021
Event typeConference
Conference number20
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom