The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) will hold its 3rd interdisciplinary ACSUS-in-Canada Colloquium on September 15-16, 2000 at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary, Alberta.
The theme of the colloquium is "Western Mindscapes."
Proposals from all disciplines are invited that address issues and questions related to:
Defining the West
Comparing the American and Canadian West(s)
The West(s) of different groups (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, class, political, etc.)
Portrayals of the West(s) (e.g., literature, popular culture, media, cinema, etc.)
The West(s) within the West (e.g., British Columbia, the Prairies, the North)
The West(s) as transnational political, economic, cultural space
The future of the West(s)ówithin Canada/North America/globally
Western issuesóCenter v. Periphery, Pacific Rim locus and interests vs. Atlantic
The Reform agenda (a Western phenomenon?)
Resources, Environment, First Nations as Western issues
This multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary Colloquium will provide an intimate forum for Americans and Canadians to compare research and perspectives on an area of vital importance to both countries and enhance links among American Canadianists and their colleagues in Canada.
Please send proposals for papers and descriptions of roundtable presentations or discussion sessions (1 page maximim) to ACSUS by April 15, 2000, if possible by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to fax to the address in this announcement.
For more information, please visit the ACSUS website at the link provided below.
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