Calls for Papers and Conferences

Graduate Studies

Been There, Survived That: Strategies for Navigating the Profession

Thinking of applying to a PhD program? Preparing for graduate exams? Facing the first draft of your dissertation? Applying for your first academic position? Jumping the hurdles of the tenure system? This session will address how best to navigate the various paths of the profession and culture of graduate studies, the job search, and tenure track. We invite abstracts that share experiences from various stages of the academic life, with specific attention to issues pertinent to women and LGBTQ communities. What is valuable advice that you received while on the market? What worked, and what do you wish you had known? How might social justice values influence the system once we're in a position to make change? Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, seek advice, and mentor each other, with emphasis on the experience of graduate students and faculty from underrepresented groups. By exploring the many approaches to mentorship and building positive relationships for future impact in the academy, this roundtable aims to contribute to the overarching theme of NeMLA's 2021 convention, "Tradition and Innovation: Changing Worlds Through the Humanities."

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Abstract Due: Sept 30th ,2020

Tell Your Story: An Open Call to Graduate Students

This fall, 25 graduate students from across Canada will be selected to participate in an exciting opportunity to capture their creative reflection in a three-minute video exploring their sense of identity and belonging or not belonging. In addition to having the creative expression distributed widely, each successful participant will receive a $700 honorarium (inclusive of all expenses).

Open to graduate students from all Canadian universities, i am is seeking people who have a story to tell, are open to learning at an accelerated pace, and are available to engage in the project between October 2020 and April 2021. No prior experience or expertise in filmmaking or enrollment in specific academic courses is required.

If you are interested in applying please submit an Expression of Interest by October 1, 2020.

To apply, please visit here.

For more information: i am project


The Gothic Age of Television: Edited Collection

The last three decades have witnessed a proliferation of Gothic television programs. Some provide a platform for the Gothic’s most fantastic mode of expression, with vampires, werewolves, and zombies invading our screens. Closer to home but decidedly unheimlich, domestic spaces are haunted by uncanny secrets in programs from Twin Peaks to Top of The Lake. Still other programs, like Game of Thrones and Black Mirror, capture the Gothic’s obsession with barbaric pasts and threatening futures. Subtle elements of Gothic emerge in a wide range of non-Gothic programming, such as Mad Men and Breaking Bad, revealing the true extent of the genre’s influence.

This call for papers requests proposals that explore this resurgence in the Gothic as it is mediated through television programming, and the proliferation of screens and streaming services, at the beginning of the 21st century.

Deadline for Abstracts: November 1, 2020

Abstracts of 300 words and a brief bio should be sent to the editors, Aoise Stratford (Cornell University) and Joel Hawkes (University of Victoria) at

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Dalton Camp Award 2020

Submissions are now open for the 2021 Dalton Camp Award. The annual prize, presented by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting, awards $10, 000 for the best essay on the subject of media and democracy.

The Dalton Camp Award was created in 2002 to honour the memory of Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs. In 2020 FRIENDS introduced a second prize of $2,500 for the best essay by a student journalist. 

Submission Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2020, at 8pm ET.

Visit Dalton Awards to enter this year's essay competition and to view detailed rules and regulations.

For more opportunities, please visit:

the cfp List (Call for Papers List)

The Canadian Studies Network

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