Call for Papers: ACQL Annual Conference (due Nov. 15 2016/Feb. 1 2017)

ACQL  Annual  Conference,  Ryerson  University,  May  27-­‐29  2017      

Formed  in  1975  during  the  period  that  witnessed  the  ratification  of  Canadian   biculturalism,  ACQL  has,  over  the  course  of  40  years,  emerged  as  Canada’s  principal   association  for  showcasing  bilingual  research  in  Canadian  and  Québec  literatures.   ACQL’s  annual  conference  will  take  place  at  the  Congress  of  the  Social  Sciences  and   Humanities  being  held  at  Ryerson  University  in  Toronto  from  May  27-­‐29,  2017.        

General  Call  for  Papers     

The  general  call  for  papers  invites  proposals  for  15-­‐20  minute  papers,  in  English  or  in   French,  on  research,  teaching,  and  professional  matters  of  relevance  to  current  or   prospective  members.  Paper  proposals  should  be  no  more  than  300  words,  and  should   be  accompanied  by  a  short  biography  and  a  50  word  abstract  (in  Word  or  RTF).  They   are  due  on  or  before  1  February  2017.        

Member-­‐Organized  Sessions   

We  also  welcome  proposals  for  member-­‐organized  sessions  on  any  aspect  of  the  study   of  Canadian  and  Quebec  literatures.  We  encourage  proposals  for  a  variety  of  session   types:    

  • Traditional Panel: Participants present 15-20 minute papers that address the panel topic.
  • Seminar Workshop: Participants complete their papers in advance and distribute them to other seminar participants prior to the conference. Participants may still present formal papers of 15-20 minutes, although seminar organizers may choose to shorten the length of presentations in favour of lengthening the discussion period.
  • Roundtable: Participants give brief presentations (roughly 5-10 minutes) in response to a specific question or concern, followed by discussion and debate with the audience.
  • Pecha Kucha: 20 images are displayed for 20 second each, with explanation or commentary keyed to the images.
  • Poster Session: Participants present visual representations of their research in an informal setting at a predetermined place and time.
  • Creative Session: Participants read work in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or other genres, followed by discussion with the audience.
  • Professional Development Workshop: Intensive presentations, led by a moderator, revolving around issues of professional development that are of specific relevance to Canadian and Québec Studies, or around workplace issues of concern to members at all stages of their academic careers.

We welcome proposals for member-organized sessions in any of the above formats. Calls for member-organized sessions should be no more than 300 words. They are due on or before 15 November 2016 and will be posted on the ACQL website. Please specify the nature of your presentation (traditional panel, poster, pecha kucha, etc.)

All paper or session proposals can be written in either French or English and must be sent to both coordinators listed below. Those who propose papers or sessions must be members of the ACQL by 1 March 2017. See the ACQL website ( for membership and registration information (coming soon).

Coordinator (English)
Professor Andrea Cabajsky
Department of English Université de Moncton
19 Antonine Maillet Ave.
Moncton, NB E1A 3E9
Telephone: (506) 858-4250
Fax: (506) 858-4166

Coordinator (French)
Professor Élise Lepage
Department of French Studies
University of Waterloo
ML 330
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3G1
Telephone: (519) 888-4567 x33593


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