The 5th International Tartu Conference on Canadian Studies
The World in Canada, Canada in the World
12-13 October, 2007
University of Tartu
The conference is devoted to the 140th anniversary of Canada and it seeks to explore Canadian diversity as well as Canada's role in the world. As a narrower theme, Canadian-Estonian partnership will be addressed. The conference features also special panels on diversity management as well as on Canada and Estonia in Afghanistan. One presentation will allow a unique insight into Yellowknife. One plenary will address Canada and its world from a historical perspective and the other will introduce the world of the Inuit with a special reference to their art.
Over 30 presentations by speakers from 10 countries will address the conference theme from various perspectives: Canadian foreign policy, federalism, Canada-USA relations, multiculturalism and citizenship, Canadian public policy and sexual minority rights, linguistics, language and urbanisation, language teaching and cultural studies, myths in Canadian literature, native literature, diversity of fictional worlds, Canadian and Estonian art compared, and translation of Canadian literature into Estonian. There is also a session in French.
The conference is a good opportunity to familiarise yourselves with a number of issues concerning Canada and Canada's relationships with other countries. Students who have Canadian and American Studies as their minor are especially encouraged to participate.
There is no conference fee. The students who attend all the sessions of the conference and write a 700-800-word response paper will earn 2 CPs. The students who wish to earn CPs are asked to register in ÕIS. Please choose the subject "FLGR.01.315 Topics in Canadian Studies II". The deadline for the response paper is 15 November 2007. Please bring the hard copy of your response paper to the Department of English Office and leave it the mailbox of Eva Rein. Electronic and late submissions will not be considered. Please note that the registration is open until 10 October.