Representations of Diversity and the Environment in Contemporary Canadian Cultural Expression

Lay Summary 

This activity aims to create a permanent exchange network of research between Canadian and Spanish universities investing in Canadian Studies, involving both faculty and students. A Canadian and a Spanish team collaborated to organize a seminar about the research theme and are currently exploring the possibility of future research collaborations. The team members share the conviction that both written and visual cultural manifestations are fertile places to trace problems and possibilities for epistemological dialogue. They set out to explore how imaginative writing and the multiple intersections of literature and film, literature and media, or literature and the visual challenge the Euro-Canadian canon. Special attention will be drawn to the efflorescence of literary writing by Indigenous and diasporic writers in Canada over the past twenty years, which questions the epistemological foundations of the Euro-Canadian canon.

Departments 
Faculty of Education
Funding 
International Research Linkages, Department Of Foreign Affairs And International Trade, Canada
Communities 
St. John's
Locations 
Ontario
Newfoundland and Labrador
Spain
Canada
Themes 
Literature
Language
Culture
International Collaboration
Humanities
Industry Sectors 
Universities
Scientific Research and Development Services
Start date 
1 Jan 2011
End date 
31 Dec 2016