20th Anniversary Event

Kanada in Wien, Wien in Kanada:
Canada in Vienna, Vienna in Canada/Le Canada à Vienne, Vienne au Canada

20th Anniversary Research Fest
Friday, June 15-Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dept. of Romance Studies / courtyard 8
University of Vienna

Founded in 1998, the University of Vienna's Centre for Canadian Studies/Centre d'Études Canadiennes (Zentrum für Kanada-Studien) fosters dialogue between researchers in many fields in which Canadian Studies have found a home, from Anglophone and Francophone literary and cultural studies to German Studies, media studies, Cultural Anthropology, Indigenous, and Gender Studies. As part of our mission, we facilitate professional networks in the humanities between Canada and Austria, support teaching mobility with our renowned partner universities across Canada, and study abroad exchanges, and we are continually organizing a variety of lectures, conferences, and other academic as well as cultural events. In 2018, as part of the University's 20th Campus Anniversary, we are celebrating our achievements in a research fest, reviewing the past and presenting current research in Canadian Studies by both Austrian and Canadian students and scholars. The Place du Canada/Canada Square in courtyard 8, connecting the Departments of English and American Studies and Romance Studies and proudly showcasing the only Inuksuk figure in Austrian public space, will become a lively site of presenting Canada as an area of research and an exciting place of cultural production in and beyond Vienna.

Friday, June 15

2:00 Opening & Welcome (Sitzungssaal, ROM 14, Dept. of Romance Studies)
Jörg TÜRSCHMANN and Alexandra GANSER (Center for Canadian Studies)
Nikolaus RITT (HoD English and American Studies)
Regina HITZENBERGER (Vice-Rector for Infrastructure)                                  
Klaus-Dieter ERTLER (former President, GKS)
Heidi HULAN (Canada's Ambassador to Austria)
2:30 Opening Lecture (Sitzungssaal, ROM 14, Dept. of Romance Studies)
Chad GAFFIELD (President, Royal Society of Canada): “Counting Canadians at the Dawn of the Digital Age: Transatlantic Perspectives on Languages and Identities since 1900”

3:30 Coffee Break


4:00 Workshop I: Canadian Studies in Austria (Sitzungssaal, ROM 14, Dept. of Romance Studies)

Waldemar ZACHARASIEWICZ (Austrian Academy of Sciences): “Looking Backward and Thinking Forward”

Yvonne VÖLKL (Graz): “Responsible Science in Canadian Studies: Austria’s Canadian Studies Centres as Bridge Builders”

Catherine PARAYRE (St. Catharines): “Écrivaines canadiennes en Autriche: partages de cultures/Canadian Women Writers in Austria: Shared Cultures”

6:00 Conference Party (Campus Pavillon, courtyard 1)
Poetry Reading: Renée VON PASCHEN
Concert: Wendy MCNEILL und Mika VEMBER

Saturday, June 16

10:00 3rd VIENNA LECTURE IN CANADIAN STUDIES (VLCS) (ROM 1, Dept. of Romance Studies)
Tegan ZIMMERMAN (Käthe Leichter Visiting Professor in Gender Studies): “‘Between the Specters’: Caribbean Neo-Slave Novels by Canadian Women”
Chair: Alexandra GANSER

11:00 Emerging Canadianists in Vienna: Poster Exhibition with Q&A (Pausenzone, ROM 1, Dept. of Romance Studies)
Lisa EDER (Vienna): "Conformity and Resistance in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale"
Susanna GARTLER (Vienna): “First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Elders’ Perspectives on Mining”
Stefan HAIDERER (Vienna): “Of Canucks and Other Myths"
Anna-Leena KULICH (Vienna): "An Ecofeminist Analysis of Atwood’s The Journals of Susanna Moodie"
Magdalena STOCKHAMMER (Vienna): “Le Cinéma de Léa Pool: La Tétralogie du Retour”
12:00 Lunch Break (Universitätsbräuhaus)

1:30 Workshop II: Canadian Literatures, Canadian Writing (ROM 1, Dept of Romance Studies)

Catherine LEMIEUX (Vienna): “Le féminisme pessimiste de France Théorêt”

Helena OBERZAUCHER (Vienna): “The Circulation of Labor in Dionne Brand’s At the Full and Change of the Moon”

Nora Foster STOVEL (Edmonton): “Carol Shields’s Poetry: Metaphor and Miracle”
Chair: Daniel WINKLER

3:00 Coffee Break

3:30 Workshop III: Canada on Screen (ROM 1, Dept of Romance Studies)

Doris POSCH (Vienna): “Creolized Montreal: Post-Black Cinema à la quebecoise?”

Alexandra HAUKE (Passau): “Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake): Locating Trans-Indigenous Cinema”

Sylvia MIESZKOWSKI (Vienna): “Atwood's Dystopia meets Alt-Right Politics: The (North) American Echo Chamber of The Handmaid's Tale”
Chair: Susanna GARTLER

6:00 Reception (Sitzungssaal, ROM 14, Dept of Romance Studies)
Sponsored by the Embassy of Canada in Austria

Thanks to:
Anna-Leena KULICH
Please register by May 30, 2018 by sending an email with your name and affiliation to helena.oberzaucher@univie.ac.at.