Call for Papers

Canada has been a transnational country from its inception: founded on the ideas of Métis identities, forged by the metropolis-colony relationship, and modernized under the cross-boundary flow of American goods and capital. The revival of transnationalism as a widely respected lens of scholarly research in manifest fields provides us with very useful multidisciplinary bridges to study both past and contemporary Canada. In the context of growing globalization, the perspective of transnationalism of the nation-state raises important questions about overlapping (real or imagined) affiliations of individuals, communities, corporations, and social movements.

Possible streams for proposals may include, but need not be limited to:

  • Transnational identities: contributions concerning diasporic communities in Canada, literature, religion in transnational context, borders in fiction, transnational literary exchange;
  • Transnationalism and migration: papers on (re)adaption of the multiculturalist approach, transnational citizenship, immigration discourse, media use in a transnational environment;
  • Transnational networks and social movements: contributions concerning transnational social or labour movements and groups in Canada;
  • Transnational forces in international relations: studies of Canada in supranational institutions, Canada-US relations;
  • Transnational history: works on borderlands, migration, the history of communities;
  • Transnational environmental issues: i.e. implications of climate change, transnational arrangements for climate change governance, eco-cosmopolitanism, environmental literature, the energy debate, the Arctic, staple dependence;
  • Transnational economic relations: papers on transnational business power, transnational corporations, capital movements, preferential trade agreements in a Canadian context.
  • We especially encourage panels that present a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. We also welcome new ways of communicating research findings and alternative formats, along with a higher degree of audience involvement.
  • We welcome proposals for twenty-minute presentations in the field of Canadian Studies. We accept proposals in English and French. An abstract of the proposal, maximum 250 words, with a brief CV of  the author(s), should be submitted to the Conference Committee in Word format (.doc., or .docx) by 15 December 2017 at the e-mail address:

About the CEACS Triennial Conference Series

The CEACS brings together university teachers, researchers and students from the Central European region (interpreted broadly) who are doing work related to Canada. At the present time the association has 190 members, coming from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia; a few individuals come from a scattering of other countries. Every three years the association holds a major international multidisciplinary conference.

Past Conferences

  • 2015 Zagreb
  • 2012 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2009 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2006 Debrecen, Hungary
  • 2004 Krakow, Poland
  • 2001 Bucharest, Romania
  • 1998 Brno, Czech Republic

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