ESSCS Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first European Summer School in Canadian Studies had to be postponed. It will now take place from 26 July to August 2021.

Please note that our work on next year's programme is still in progress and that the information on this website has not yet been updated. 

Programme and Speakers


Week 1: Vienna
Monday, 29 June 2020   Canadian Master Narratives: Critical PerspectivesSherry Simon (Concordia University)
Canadian History in a Transcultural PerspectiveUrsula Lehmkuhl (University of Trier)
Tuesday, 30 June 2020Beyond “Understanding Canada"Doris Eibl (University of Innsbruck)
Alexandra Ganser (University of Vienna)
Ursula Mathis-Moser (University of Innsbruck)
Reading and Q&AMadeleine Thien (Brooklyn College)
Wednesday, 1 July 2020Aboriginal EncountersTracy Bear (University of Alberta)
Thursday, 2 July 2020Film and Visual Culture: Journeys through Canadian MediascapesAstrid Fellner (Saarland University)
Jörg Türschmann (University of Vienna)
Friday, 3 July 2020  Canadian Literatures: Deconstructing National MythsKirsten Sandrock (University of Göttingen)
Marie Carrière (University of Alberta)

Week 2: Innsbruck and Obergurgl
Monday, 6 July 2020 

Politics and Economics: Canada, the European Union and the Americas

Andreas Maurer (University of Innsbruck)
Reading and Q&ACatherine Mavrikakis (University of Montreal)
Tuesday, 7 July 2020Language Policies across CanadaCarsten Quell  (Official Languages Centre of Excellence)
Cultural GeographiesLudger Basten (TU Dortmund)
Wednesday, 8 July 2020  Cultural GeographiesLudger Basten (TU Dortmund)
Mountain Studies on SiteEva Müller (University of Innsbruck)
Thursday, 9 July 2020Intersectional Perspectives: Gender, Culture, ClassChantal Maillé (Concordia University)
Teaching Resources for Canadian StudiesStefanie Schäfer (University of Jena)
Friday, 10 July 2020Canada, Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been?David Staines (University of Ottawa)

 The schedule is subject to change.