cfp till January 26th, 2015: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Canadian Popular Culture April 17th-18th, 2015, YorkU, Toronto

Adapted from: Canadian Communication Assocation <CCA-LIST@LISTS.MCGILL.CA>

Robarts goes POP!

April 17th-18th, 2015

Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University

How does Canadian popular culture inform the construction of Canadian identity? The Robarts Centre’s second annual interdisciplinary graduate conference is interested in theories, forms, genres, and representations of Canadian popular culture both past and present. We welcome multiple interpretations of the conference theme from a wide range of disciplines, seeking presentations that deal with the role of popular culture in Canadian identity formation.

Possible approaches to the conference theme

  • Interpretations of Canadian Popular Culture
  • Canadian Cultural Icons and Iconicity
  • Politics in/of Canadian Popular Culture
  • Canadian Popular Culture in Film, Television, Literature, Theatre, and Fine Arts
  • Issues of Identity, Race, Ethnicity, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture
  • Popular Culture and French Canada
  • Sport Cultures and the Body
  • Cultural Studies and Historical Approaches to Canadian Popular Culture


  • proposals of no more than 300 words that address the conference theme from those engaged in the study of Canadian
  • to by January 26th, 2015

Conference Website:

NOTE The Centre was named in memory of the Honourable John P. Robarts (1917-1982), seventeenth Premier of Ontario (1961-1971) and seventh Chancellor of York University (1977-1982).


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