European Summer School in Canadian Studies, June 29-July 10, 2020, Austria

A cooperation of the Canadian Studies Centres of the Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck

June 29 – July 10, 2020
Vienna and Innsbruck (Austria)

The European Summer School in Canadian Studies offers an academic programme in Canadian Studies, which combines a master-class format (including case study units) with independent study, expert meetings, and a cultural programme. The schedule alternates between plenary or input sessions and group work to enhance students’ active participation. Students conclude the programme with a portfolio that collects preparatory activities, results from on-site activities, general and particular tasks across different disciplines and a final, evaluative reflection on the programme. The ESSCS offers students from various disciplines the possibility to enrich their previous expertise and to develop interdisciplinary and transferable skills.

International high-profile faculty across the listed fields from Europe and Canada as well as writers from anglophone and francophone Canada

Programme Week 1 (Vienna)
Sunday, 28 June 2020 Arrivals and Informal Get-Together

Monday, 29 June 2020 Approaching Canadian Studies: Critical Perspectives on Canadian Master Narratives

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 Canadian History in a Transcultural Perspective Wednesday, 1 July 2020 Canadian Literatures: Deconstructing National Myths

Thursday, 2 July 2020 Film and Visual Culture: Journeys through Canadian Mediascapes

Friday, 3 July 2020 Canadian Aboriginal Encounters

Saturday, 4 July 2020 Excursion to Salzburg. Journey to Innsbruck

Programme Week 2 (Innsbruck and Obergurgl)
Monday, 6 July 2020 Politics and Economics: Canada, the European Union, and the Americas

Tuesday, 7 July 2020 Cultural Geographies and Language Policies across Canada

Wednesday, 8 July 2020 Mountain Studies On-Site (Obergurgl)

Thursday, 9 July 2020 Intersectional Perspectives: Gender, Culture, Class Teaching Canada

Friday, 10 July 2020 Canada, Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been?

Certificate in Canadian Studies
The programme is compatible with various MA/MEd curricula and PhD pro-grammes. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate (5 ECTS, 125 hours workload total, including preparatory readings, course work and portfolio).

Target Group
MA/MEd students and emerging scholars (PhD) interested in Canadian or North American Studies

Application Requirements
Please submit the following documents to
» motivational letter in English or French (1 page)
» copy of official certificate of BA/BEd or MA/MEd degree
» proof of language competence in English and/or French (certificates,
transcript or records, etc.)

Registration Deadline: 15 February 2020
The number of participants is limited. Register soon!

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