I’m thrilled to have joined the organizing committee for the upcoming conference Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas: Literature, Justice, Relation, which will take place at the University of Toronto, May 25-27, 2017. You can find the full call for papers here. Proposals are due by 30 June 2016. The conference’s co-convenors, Smaro Kamboureli and Larissa Lai, are shaping up what is sure to be a major event in Canadian literary studies.
This conference will mark the fourth iteration of the TransCanada conferences (though, you will note, the committee has decided not to number this one). For me, the TransCanada conferences have been among the most important in my engagement with the field of CanLit studies: I was fortunate to be featured as an emerging scholar at the first conference, at Simon Fraser University in 2005, and I subsequently joined the organizing committees for both TransCanada 2 at the University of Guelph in 2007 and TransCanada 3 at Mount Allison University in 2009. You can find background information on these previous conferences here.
For those to whom it is of interest, I heartily recommend submitting a proposal!