PAMLA CFP Canadian Literature and Authors

The City and Canadian Literature and Authors at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Las Vegas: “City of God, City of Destruction” Nov 12-Nov 15, 2020

This panel focuses on real and fictional Canadian cities, expressing visions of city types, culture, and the development of identity through cityscapes in Canadian literature and/or by Canadian writers. This special session calls for proposals for papers on, but not limited to, the following topics related to Canadian literatures/authors:

The Big Three: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
Canada’s small cities
Cities and regionalism
City rivalries
Maritime cities
Prairie cities
Feminisms and cities
Dystopian/Utopian cities
History and cities
Canadian cities and their sister cities
Cities and post-colonialism
Cities and religion/secularism
Haunted cities
Multiculturalism and cities
Anglophone and Francophone cities
Stompin’ Tom’s Toronto
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Charlottetown
Margaret Atwood and cities
Leonard Cohen and cities
Nature in cities
Disconnection/isolation of cities
Stolen indigenous lands

Panel Organizer: Shawna Guenther This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please submit proposals (max. 300 words) and a brief biography (max. 100 words) for 20 minute papers to PAMLA’s online submission system by June 1st, 2020. (login or create an account first) (this panel’s direct link)