CFP: Canadian Holocaust Literature

Call for Papers
The Department of English at Ryerson University
The Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program at the University of Ottawa
The Association for Canadian Jewish Studies
Library and Archives Canada
present a conference
Canadian Holocaust Literature: Charting the Field
Sunday, 28 October 2018
Ottawa, Canada
Although the Holocaust has long engaged writers in Canada – those with and without
direct links to the historic event – their particular exploration of the subject has received
little critical or scholarly attention. There now exists a significant body of Canadian
Holocaust Literature that warrants such attention.
We invite proposals for the first-ever conference devoted to Canadian Holocaust
Literature. The aim of this landmark conference is twofold: to identify a corpus of work
and to generate scholarly interest in the field. Proposals that focus on literary works
originally written in Yiddish, Hebrew, English, or French are welcome. For the purposes
of this conference, literary works include poetry, short fiction, novels, life writing,
graphic narrative, and creative non-fiction. The theme of this inaugural conference is
deliberately broad, and critical approaches may vary widely.
Canadian Holocaust Literature: Charting the Field will be held at Library and Archives
Canada on Sunday, 28 October 2018.
Proposals of 250 words, along with a 50-word biography, should be submitted
electronically by 15 June 2018 to the three conference organizers:
• Rebecca Margolis
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Ottawa
• Seymour Mayne
Department of English, University of Ottawa
• Ruth Panofsky
Department of English, Ryerson University

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