Online conference: Borders and Beyond, Les Frontières et au-delà, May 13-14, 2021

Les frontières et au-delà / Borders and beyond / – virtual biennial conference of the Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland (ACSI)
May 13-14, 2021, online

 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

Attending the event is free but registration is required. Registration is open till April 13 at