Canadian Association of Slavists

Association #56
Canadian Association of Slavists (CAS)
Conference dates: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 to Monday, May 29, 2017
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CAS #56 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

The CAS Annual Conference is held as a part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences with more than 70 national associations in attendance. The theme of the 2017 Congress is "The Next 150, On Indigenous Lands.” Proposals are invited for individual papers, panels, roundtable discussions and graduate student activities. Complete panels are preferred. Forms for panel, roundtable and individual proposals are available on the CAS website: Please follow our abstract specifications when submitting your proposal(s). The conference traditionally features panels in the following areas (in alphabetical order): History (Russian, Ukrainian, Soviet, East European) Linguistics (comparative and Slavic) Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition (study abroad; teaching of individual skills; curriculum design, presentation of new teaching materials; use of technology in language teaching, etc.). Politics in Eastern Europe Policy and Governance in Eastern Europe Russian and Eastern European Cinema (history, genre, individual film directors, themes). Slavic Literatures and Cultures (Many panels are dedicated to discussing individual writers and poets from Russia, Belarus, Poland, or the Balkans; various themes (history and literature, WWII, etc.); theoretical approaches including gender studies; history of literature (18th c. to contemporary), music, religion, etc.). Ukrainian Studies (The meeting of the Canadian Association Ukrainian Studies (CAUS ) is traditionally part of the CAS conference and therefore Ukrainian Studies are always very prominently represented at the CAS Annual Meeting. A large number of panels are formed on Ukrainian folklore and ethnography; diaspora studies; Ukrainian Canadian literature; museum studies; Holodomor studies; Ukrainian literature, politics, and culture). Young scholars and graduate students are especially encouraged to participate. We kindly ask our senior CAS membership to support graduate students in applying. Travel grants are available to graduate students. An application form for 2016 Travel Grant will be sent out in March by the Secretary-Treasurer and will also be available on the CAS website.


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Open events: 
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 23, 2017
President's Reception: 
May 28, 2017
Program Chairs: 

Taras Koznarsky, University of Toronto

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Maxim Tarnawsky, University of Toronto