CFP: Canadian Holocaust Literature: Charting the Field, Ottawa, 28 October 2018

Rebecca Margolis's picture
October 28, 2018
Ontario, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Jewish History / Studies, 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.

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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