NACS X TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE AARHUS 2011


The Northern Atlantic Connection:
Canada and the Nordic Countries

Registration info

An interdisciplinary conference of the humanities and social sciences
Wednesday 10 – Saturday 13 August 2011.

Programme updated 4.8.2011.

Keynote Speakers and Presenters [listed in alphabetical order]

Michael Byers
Canada Research Chair in global politics & international law
University of British Columbia

G Zoë Garnett
writer, critic;
Writers’ Union of Canada, Toronto

Kristin R Good
Dept of Political Science,
Dalhousie University, Halifax NS

Catherine Iorns Magellanes
Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington,
Aoteaora New Zealand

Ian Morisette
Director for Political and Public Affairs
Délégation Générale du Québec, London

Lars Møller
Ambassador, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials,
Arctic Council, 2009–2011,
Danish Foreign Ministry

Stéphane Roussel
Département de science politique,
Université du Québec à Montréal

The individual presentations will be organized by topic and theme into parallel workshops of usually three presentations per session (20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion).

Location

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Aarhus University Campus

  • Building 1441: Auditorium 1, Auditorium 2, Room 010 (presentations).
  • Building 1451: Room 219 (receptions), room 225 (NACS General Meeting).
  • Building 1423: lunches Thursday, Friday.

Saturday: Den Gamle By

  • ‘Hobrohuset’
  • ‘Møllehuset’

 

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Wednesday 10 August:
All sessions on campus, University of Aarhus

 

12:00

1441 Foyer: Registration desk opens

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15:00

1441, Auditorium 1: OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE

Rector’s Representative,University ofAarhus

H.E. Peter Lundy,Canada’s Ambassador toDenmark

Peter Bakker, President, NACS

Ib

 

1441, Auditorium 1: Plenary keynote address:

G. Zoë Garnett
writer, critic; Writers’ Union of Canada,Toronto

 

17:00-18:00

1441, Foyer: Coffee; Literary book exhibition

 

18:00–19:30

1451-219

RECEPTION hosted by the CANADIAN EMBASSY,COPENHAGEN

 

20:00 – …

1451-225

NACS TRIENNIAL GENERAL MEETING:

  • President’s Report, 2008-2011
  • Treasurer’s Report, 2008-2011
  • Elections: NACS Central Executive Board and National Chapter Boards

Thursday 11 August:
All sessions on campus, University of Aarhus

08:30-18:00

1441, Foyer: registration desk open

09:00-10:00

1441, Auditorium 1: Plenary keynote address:

Stéphane Roussel
Département de science politique,
Université du Québec à Montréal

10:00-10:30

1441, Foyer: Coffee

10:30-12:00

Presentation sessions

1441, Aud. 1

Urban environments: Cultural diversity and governance

1441, Aud. 2

Colonialism and the politics of memory

1441, 010

Canadian foreign policy and the USA

10:30-11:00

Harvey Schwartz:

The Economic Affects of Large Cities on the Canadian Economy

Hans Hauge:

The return of anti-imperialism and the end of post-colonialism: Aquin and Beauchemin

Joseph T. Jockel and David G. Haglund:

What’s love got to do with it? Obama and Canada-U.S. relations

11:00-11:30

Gurli Woods:

Cultural Diversity in Canada’s Urban Environments as Depicted in Novels by Goto, Lai, Nourbese Philip, van Herk, and Brand

Keith Hyde:

The Heart of the Monster: Cultural Weetigos in Tomson Highway’s Kiss of the Fur Queen

John Belec and Patrick Buckley:

One Public or Two: Environmental Resource Management along the US-Canada Border

11:30-12:00

Sarah Feingold:

Language Education Policy and Cultural Diversity in Urban Environments

Ruta Šlapkauskaite:

Along Narrative Traplines: A Poetics of Confusion and Politics of Memory in Eden Robinson’s Monkey Beach

Charles-Philippe David and Élisabeth Vallet:

Has the Mouse become an Elephant?

Canadian Foreign Policy under US Influence

12:15-13:30

LUNCH, FREE TIME

Lunch at 1423, Stakladen

13:30-14:15

1441, Auditorium 1: Plenary keynote address: ‘Danish-Canadian relations, particularly with regard to the Arctic’

H.E. Lars Møller, Ambassador,
Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, Arctic Council, 2009–2011; Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

14.30-17.30

Presentation sessions

1441, Aud. 1

Life and living in the North

1441, Aud. 2

Female voices in Canadian fiction and drama

1441-010

War, peace and international relations

14:30-15:00

Hartmut Lutz:

Sagas of Northern Contacts: From Historical Conflict to Fictional Conciliations

Allan Weiss:

White Woman’s Burden:

Female Canadian Characters in African Short Stories by Women

 

Stephane Roussel:

Canada’s Realpolitik in the Arctic: Conservatism and Continentalism in the Harper Government Foreign Policy

15:00-15:30

Patrik Lantto:

A Native Industry? Canada and the attempts to introduce reindeer husbandry for the Inuit

Laura-Violeta Duta:

Beautiful Soldiers: of Women and War in Jack Hodgins’s Broken Ground

Heather A. Smith:

Canadian Climate Change Policy: Internationalism, Securitization and Human Insecurity

15:30-16:00

Keith Battarbee:

Language policy as an index of cultural attitudes

Vappu Kannas:

'Down, You Vagabond of a Heart!' Romance and Created Personas in the Journals of L. M. Montgomery

Claire Sjolander:

When pulling out means staying in: Afghanistanas a measure of Canadian middle-powermanship

16:00-16:30

1441, Foyer, coffee

16:30-17:30

Presentation sessions

1441, Aud. 1

Teaching Canadian Studies

1441, Aud. 2

Female voices in Canadian fiction and drama

1441, 010

Canadian collective social identities I

16:30-17:00

Sharlee Reimer and Lorraine York:

Beyond Celebration or Critique: Pedagogical Unsettledments in ‘Can’Lit

Albert-Reiner Glaap:

Palace of the End by Judith Thompson – A Canadian Playwright’s View of the Iraq War

Michael Böss:

Canada– Pride and Patriotism: Debating Canadianness at the Vancouver Olympics

17:00-17:30

L. Pauline Rankin:

Canadian Studies in a Cold Climate: Securing the Future of Canadian Studies Programs at Home and Abroad

Voichita-Maria Sasu:

Histoire et mémoire: Le Livre d’Emma de Marie-Célie Agnant

Julie Perrone:

Playing Hockey and Building Communities: A Case Study of the Montreal Forum

17:30-18:30

1441, Auditorium 1

Plenary keynote address (video conference):

Michael Byers

Canada Research Chair in Global Politics
& International Law
University of British Columbia

18:30-20:00

1451-219

RECEPTION hosted by CANADIAN STUDIES CENTRE,University of Aarhus(incl. book launch).


Friday 12 August:
All sessions on campus, University of Aarhus

 

08:30-18:00

Registration desk open

VII

09:00-10:00

1441, Auditorium 1: Plenary keynote address:

Catherine Iorns Magellanes
Faculty of Law,
Victoria University of Wellington

 

10:00-10:30

1441, Foyer, Coffee

VIII

10:30-12:00

Presentation sessions

1441, Aud. 1

Teaching Canadian Studies

1441, Aud.2

Canadian spaces and narratives

1441, 010

Canada’s Arctic identity

 

10:30-11:00

panel debate and workshop

10:30-12:00

Panelists:
Claire Campbell, Anna Fahraeus, Eva Pors, Robert C. Thomsen

Britta Olinder:

New Perceptions, New Writing: Janice Kulyk Keefer’s Midnight Stroll

Krisztina Kodó:

Creation of Identities through Northern Visions in Canadian Art

 

11:00-11:30

Katja Sarkowsky:

Places of Citizenship in Canadian Literature

John Kennair:

Snow Bound: Developing a Common Identity throughCanada’s Arctic Policies

 

11:30-12:00

Janne Korkka:

‘The full page of our knowing’: Robert Kroetsch and Canadian spaces

 
 

12:15-14:15

LUNCH, FREE TIME

Lunch at 1423, Stakladen

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14:30-17:45

Presentation sessions

1441, Aud. 1

Migration and settlement

1441, Aud. 1

Trans-Arctic relations

1441, 010

Canadian collective social identities

 

14:30-15:00

J. Laliberte:

All My Neighbours are Ghosts:

How the Gold in Them There Hills Left the Specters in This Here Valley

Joël Plouffe:

L’effet canadien en Arctique : impulsion politique ou calcul stratégique ?

Stefanie Rudig:

The “Two Solitudes” in Twenty-First-Century Montreal: Communicating Across the Linguistic Divide

 

15:00-15:30

Freyja Egilsdóttir:

Taking the linguistic heritage with you: Canadians of Icelandic descent.

Douglas C. Nord:

The Arctic in Recent Canadian and American Foreign Policies

America M. Lizarraga Gonzalez:

Québec Film Industry: Culture and Identity

 

15:30-16:00

Ulfar Bragason:

Benedikt Gröndal’s criticism of the Icelandic Emigration to North-America

Lena Sidorova:

Features of the Russian ethnic corporate culture in the Russian - Canadian cooperation.

Nobuaki Suyama:

The rise and pseudo-culmination of Quebec’s independence movement

 

16:00-16:30

1441, Foyer, coffee

 

Aspects of a northern urban community: Thompson, Manitoba

Federalism and democracy in Canada and the EU

 

16:30-17:00

 

Greg Stott:

Transplanting the Suburban Dream: The Emergence of the Planned Northern Resource-Extraction Town of Thompson, 1956-70

John E. Fossum & David Laycock:

Representation and democratic legitimacy: comparing the European Union andCanada

 

17:00-17:30

 

Maureen Simpkins:

Staying in the North? Evolving Attitudes Towards Gender Identity Issues and Same Sex Relationships

Michael Behiels & Robert Talbot:

PM Harper’s Conception of Federalism: Theory and Practice,

1987-2011

 

17:30-18:00

 

Chad D. Thompson:

Incorporating ‘the North’: the city in Canada’s Arctic fantasy

 

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18:00-19:00

1441, Auditorium 1: Plenary keynote address:

Ian Morissette
Director for Political and Public Affairs
Délégation Générale du Québec

 

 

19:00-20:30

RECEPTION hosted by DÉLÉGATION GÉNÉRALE DU QUÉBEC

1451-219

Saturday 13 August:
All sessions at ‘Den Gamle By’ (The Old Town) Outdoor Museum and Park

XI

10:00-11:00

‘Hobrohuset’: Plenary keynote address:

Kristin R Good
Dept of Political Science,
Dalhousie University ,Halifax NS

 

11:00-12:30

GUIDED TOURS OF DEN GAMLE BY HISTORICAL PARK

 

12:30-16:30

LUNCH in ‘Møllestuen’ (free for all participants)

FREE TIME (museums, shopping, etc.)

 

16:30-17:00

Coffee, ’Møllestuen’

 

17:00-17:30

CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE (‘Hobrohuset’)

 

18:00-

CONFERENCE BANQUET ‘Hobrohuset’