The Bridgewater State Canadian Studies Program will host a two-day conference on hockey, nationalism and identities, focusing on the meanings of Canada’s national winter game in Canada, the United States and other countries.
The conference organizers seek presentation proposals from all critical, scholarly perspectives and disciplines, but especially welcome papers that focus on six selected topics that reflect current popular and scholarly concerns with the game:
1) Hockey and Nation
2) Myth, Invented Tradition, and the Commemoration of Hockey
3) Violence; 4) Spectacle and Spectatorship
5) the Gender of Hockey
6) Nicknames, Trash Talk and the Meanings of On-Ice Culture.
Conference co-sponsors include the Gorsebrook Research Institute at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Proposals for individual papers, sessions or workshops should be no longer than one single-spaced page and accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae for each presenter. The deadline for the submission of proposals is October 30, 2004. Selected papers may be considered for publication in a conference proceedings volume. Please send proposals to the address below. Questions regarding the conference should be directed to Andrew Holman by email or by telephone.
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