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2018 CLC Kreisel Lecture: Michael Crummey

Mark your calendars!

The twelfth annual CLC Kreisel Lecture—happening April 12th, 2018—brings you renowned poet and novelist Michael Crummey.

Place: The Timms Centre for the Arts (87th Avenue and 112th Street NW, University of Alberta campus)

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: Pay What You Can

2018 CLC Research Seminar: Transactions and Exchange Values / Séminaire de recherche du CLC: Transactions et valeurs d’échange

Winter 2018 CLC Research Seminar

Transactions and Exchange Values
in 20th and 21st Cent. Literary Productions in Canada and in Québec

March 9th, 2018

Senate Chamber, Old Arts Building

University of Alberta

organized by Dr. Dominique Hétu, postdoctoral fellow (SSHRC, CLC)

 

Recent events such as the Equal Pay Law in Iceland, the resignation of a BBC China editor in protest over gender pay gap, reports of African migrants being forced into slavery in Libya, and the legal and socio-political protests in reaction to the building of pipeline projects from Indigenous groups and climate justice activists have drawn attention to the ongoing effects of sexism, racism, and colonial economies in global markets. Moreover, the related problematic significance and implications of caring labour, ongoing refugee crises, mass consumerism, and the geopolitical pressures of globalization have further highlighted historical patterns of oppression that rely on and produce different forms of transaction and exchange values.

Inspired by the cluster of meanings and contexts that these two words summon, we invite proposals that explore the role of literature in understanding and challenging the asymmetries and limits that affect relational experiences pertaining to the following topics:

– Racial, Gender, and Economic Justice
– Restoring Indigenous Economies
– Property, Ownership, and Obligations
– Land, Space, and Borders
– Cosmopolitanism, Mobility, and Transnationalism
– Traffic, Theft, Dispossession, and Exploitation
– Complicity, Resistance, and Power
– Barter and Trade Systems and Alternative Economic Forms
– Labour and Precarity
– Poverty Narratives and Aesthetics of Culture-from-Below
– The Politics and Ethics of Account-ability and Response-ability
– Solidarity, Empathy, and Compassion
– Gift Giving and Reciprocity
– Debt and Credit
– Scarcity and Excess
– Commodification and Objectification
– Geographies of Consumerism
– The Ethics of Tourism
– More-than-human and Posthuman Negotiations

We encourage comparative, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies. Please send your 200-word proposal (in English or French) along with a short biographical note (100 words) to htu@ualberta.ca before February 10th, 2018. Panel proposals (of 3 or 4 papers) should include a short introduction to the panel’s topic followed by a 200-word abstract for each paper.

Download the CFP here.

 

Séminaire de recherche du CLC, hiver 2018

Transactions et valeurs d’échange
dans les productions littéraires du 20e et 21e siècle au Canada et au Québec

9 Mars 2018

Senate Chamber, Old Arts Building

Université de l’Alberta

organisé par Dr. Dominique Hétu, chercheure postdoctorale (CRSH, CLC)

 

Des événements récents, tels que la loi sur l’égalité salariale en Islande, la démission de la rédactrice en chef de la BBC Chine pour protester contre l’écart salarial entre les femmes et les hommes, les reportages sur les migrants africains vendus comme esclaves en Libye, et les recours légaux et manifestations organisées par des groupes autochtones et des activistes environnementalistes pour résister à la construction de pipelines, ont souligné la persistance du sexisme, du racisme et des économies coloniales dans les marchés mondialisés. Ces événements, en plus des enjeux liés au travail du care, aux crises des réfugiés, à la consommation de masse, et aux pressions géopolitiques de la mondialisation, exposent d’autant plus ces motifs historiques d’oppression qui produisent et s’appuient sur différentes formes de transactions et de valeurs d’échanges.

Motivées par les nombreuses expressions et contextes que ces deux notions convoquent, nous invitons des propositions qui explorent le rôle de la littérature dans la compréhension et la contestation des asymétries et des limites qui affectent les expériences relationnelles se rattachant aux thèmes suivants :

– La justice raciale, économique et de genre
– Restauration des économies autochtones
– Propriété, possession et obligations
– Territoire, espace et frontières
– Cosmopolitisme, mobilité et transnationalisme
– Trafic, vol, dépossession et exploitation
– Complicité, résistance et pouvoir
– Troc, système d’échange et formes alternatives d’économie
– Travail et précarité
– Récits de pauvreté et esthétiques de la culture-d’en-bas
– Politiques et éthiques de l’account-ability et de la response-ability
– Solidarité, empathie et compassion
– Don et réciprocité
– Dette et crédit
– Rareté et abondance
– Marchandisation et objectification
– Géographies de la consommation
– Éthiques du tourisme
– Négociations plus-qu’humaines et posthumaines

Nous encourageons les approches comparatives, multi- et interdisciplinaires. Veuillez envoyer votre proposition de 200 mots ainsi qu’une notice biographique de 50 mots à Dominique Hétu (htu@ualberta.ca) d’ici le 10 février 2018. Les propositions de panels (de 3 ou 4 communications) devront inclure une brève présentation du panel, suivie d’un résumé de 200 mots pour chaque communication.

Télécharger le CFP ici.

2018 CLC Poetry Contest

The CLC Poetry Contest is back! This year’s theme is Transactions and Exchange Values. Enter to win $150 and to see your poem published in Glass Buffalo.

The contest is open to all students at the University of Alberta and will award the best poem in French and in English.

Deadline is February 2, 2018.

See details here: 2018 Poetry Contest – ENGL

2016 CLC Kreisel Lecturer Margaret Atwood on CBC Radio One Ideas

CBC Atwood

“WHAT DID WE THINK WE WERE DOING…”
… we young writers of Canada?”  That’s a question Margaret Atwood asked during a Canadian Literature Centre talk in Edmonton.  In excerpts from the talk and in conversation with Paul Kennedy, she considers the accidental but sometimes intentional creation of a culture and a tradition.  Some things were unimaginable decades ago, like the diversity and strength of Canadian literature today…or the PowerPoint she uses to help tell the tale.

Friday September 16, 2016
CBC Radio One at 9:05 pm, 9:35 in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Hear it online: cbc.ca/ideas