ACSUS 2019 Biennial Conference Call for Proposals
Canada: Forces of Inclusion and Exclusion
November 13-16, 2019
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec


The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) will host its 25th biennial conference, November 13-16, 2019, in Montreal, Canada. The conference is open to all proposals with a significant Canadian focus. We welcome papers and panel proposals from graduate students, professors, independent scholars, and practitioners on any aspect of the Canadian experience, including comparative inquiries. ACSUS encourages panels and individual papers addressing relevant subjects that fall within any of the following sections:
 Indigenous Studies
 The North and Arctic Studies
 North American Integration and Border Issues
 Business, Trade and Economics in North America
 Teaching Canada and Education in the Hemisphere
 Foreign Policy and Defense
 International Relations
 Politics and Public Policy
 Law and the Constitution
 Communication and Media Studies
 Gender, Identities and Diversity
 Energy and the Environment
 History
 Literature, Film, Music and the Arts in English
 Literature, Film, Music and the Arts in French
 Quebec Studies and the French Presence in North America
 Cultural Studies
 Philosophy
Disciplinary, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary scholarly inquiries dedicated to examining the conference theme of inclusion/exclusion in Canada and Canadian affairs are especially encouraged. In what ways can Canada be regarded as an inclusive society by the international community? What policies has Canada established and pursued over the past 150 years to
foster and expand inclusivity? Have there been notable variations over time, across issues and
governments, and in Canada’s approach toward inclusivity? And how might these be explained?
Finally, how is Canada currently positioning itself to embrace inclusivity given the variety of
pressing global concerns that exist in the international community?


The conference venue is the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, located in downtown Montreal on
bustling Sherbrooke Street West across from McGill University. Montreal stands as one of
North America’s premier metropolitan centers. Vibrant and engaging, the city offers a broad
range of unrivaled cultural and social experiences. The hotel, features sophisticated and
inviting guestrooms (no more than 12 rooms per floor), and dominates the city’s Golden Square
Mile’s historical district. Accommodations are provided at the special ACSUS conference rate of
$179 CAD per night (single or double occupancy). For a detailed overview of this property,
please see https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/montreal-mont-royal.


The registration fee for ACSUS members is as follows:
(1) For individuals who stay at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, the conference registration fee is
$225 USD before June 15, 2019 and $275 USD after June 15. To receive this discounted
members’ registration rate, individuals must first make a hotel reservation with the Hotel Omni
Mont-Royal. At the time of on-line registration for the conference, you will need to enter your
assigned hotel confirmation number to secure the reduced registration rate.
(2) For individuals from outside of metropolitan Montreal who opt to stay at a non-conference
hotel, registration fees are $325 USD before June 15, and $375 USD after June 15.
(3) For individuals from the greater metropolitan Montreal region, registration fees are $225
USD before June 15, 2019 and $275 USD after June 15.


The conference registration fee for non-members is $325 USD, and that non-member fee will
include a two-year ACSUS membership. Registration for students is sharply discounted at a rate
of $75 USD. A one-day registration fee is available at $125 USD.


All presenters must register for the conference by September 15, 2019; individuals not
registered by this date will not be listed in the printed and on-line conference program.


Conference registration refunds will be honored until October 1, 2019.


Scholars interested in submitting a proposal for the conference should forward an abstract of
not more than 300 words (including a working title), along with a current brief vitae (2 pages
maximum), to the appropriate section chair(s) listed below no later than April 15, 2019. Paper
presenters must be current ACSUS members in good standing, and submissions from graduate
students and exceptional undergraduates are warmly welcomed. Confirmations regarding
participation at the conference will be sent out to participants by May 15, 2019.
If you have inquiries as to the most appropriate placement, kindly send your questions to the
ACSUS conference program chair, Dr. Christopher Kirkey – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SECTION CHAIRS:
Indigenous Studies
Michele Lacombe, Trent University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The North and Arctic Studies
Heather Nicol, Trent University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nadine Fabbi, University of Washington, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
North American Integration and Border Issues
Christopher Sands, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jeff Ayres, Saint Michael’s College, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Business, Trade and Economics in North America
David Yerger, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Teaching Canada and Education in the Hemisphere
Amy Sotherden, SUNY Plattsburgh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Foreign Policy and Defense
Stéphane Roussel, École nationale d'administration publique, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
International Relations
Christopher Kirkey, SUNY Plattsburgh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Politics and Public Policy
Munroe Eagles, SUNY Buffalo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Law and the Constitution
James McHugh, University of Akron, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Osgoode Law School, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Communication and Media Studies
Matthew Smith, SUNY Plattsburgh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gender, Identities and Diversity
Shannon Risk, Niagara University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Energy and the Environment
David Yerger, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
History
Neil Forkey, St. Lawrence University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Literature, Film, Music and the Arts in English
Erin Hurley, McGill University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Matthew Smith, SUNY Plattsburgh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Literature, Film, Music and the Arts in French
Katherine Roberts, Wilfrid Laurier University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Quebec Studies and the French Presence in North America
Frédéric Rondeau, University of Maine, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cultural Studies
Scott Piroth, Bowling Green State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Philosophy
Bob Timko (Emeritus), Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.