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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Canada and the New World Order: Graduate Conference.

Canada and the New World Order: The National Contexts of Global Change
Trent-Carleton Graduate Conference 2011-12
March 9-10, 2012

In the past few years, many countries and communities around the world
have experienced dramatic social, cultural, political and economic
shifts, transformations and upheavals. From uprisings in Greece, Egypt,
and Libya, to the growing economic power of Brazil, Russia, India,
China, and South Africa, to fundamental shifts in Canadian federal
politics, it is clear that we are now facing a new world order. The 8th
Annual Trent-Carleton Graduate Conference will examine these and other
related issues under the theme "Canada and the New World Order: The
National Contexts of Global Change." This interdisciplinary graduate
conference will take place on March 9-10, 2012 at Trent University in
Peterborough, Ontario, and will consider questions including, but not
limited to, the following:
· How have the Canadian dimensions of the ?New World Order? been
imagined and/or (mis)understood? Where are we now? How did we get here?
Where are we going?
· How have people enacted, challenged, and/or accommodated
political and/or economic shifts in Canada, and what social, cultural
and/or environmental effects have those shifts had in terms of policy,
practice or lived experiences?
· What role(s) has Canada played in shaping the state of global
politics and/or international relations? What role(s) will Canada play
in the future?
· What forms have social, cultural and political responses to
change taken in Canada, and how have people responded to those changes?
· How have the historical and/or ideological contexts of race,
class, gender, sexuality and/or ability been constructed, represented or
interrogated in the midst of global change?
· How have the politics of difference in Canada shaped and/or
been shaped by changing global contexts of (im)migration, diversity and
human rights?

Submissions should include a maximum 250 word abstract, and a 150 word
bio that clearly indicates institution, field of study and degree
programme, and should be sent via email by November 1, 2011 to Adam
Guzkowski, Program Chair, at, with the
subject line ?FirstName LastName Proposal? (if your name is Amy Smith,
your subject line would read ?Amy Smith Proposal?). Nous invitons et
encourageons les propositions de communication en français.

All proposals should have a distinctive Canadian focus, but we also
encourage submissions that consider Canada in a comparative context. The
Conference Committee looks forward to creative interpretations of the
conference theme and/or the questions above, and particularly welcomes
proposals from current graduate students, whatever their program or home
institution. Limited travel bursaries may be available for accepted
presenters traveling from out of province or from Northern Ontario.
Billeting for accepted presenters may also be available; please indicate
in your submission if you would like to receive information regarding

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