Sixteenth European Seminar for Graduate Students in Canadian Studies

Saint-Petersburg, Russia
September 27-29, 2007

Studying the Country’s Dynamics


Thursday, September 27, 2007

12.00 – 17.30 Arrival of the delegates and registration at the hotel
18.00 – 19.00

Opening of the Seminar:

Prof. Sergei Rogov, Director of the Institute for US and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences;
H.E. Ralph Lysyshyn, Ambassador of Canada to Russian Federation;
St Petersburg City Government Representative;
Prof. Serge Jaumain, President of European Network for Canadian Studies;
Prof. Cornelius Remie, President of International Council for Canadian Studies

19.00-19.45 Keynote Addresse:
Prof. Eugenie Samier, Simon Fraser University, Canada, “The Evolution of Canadian Public Administration: Paradigm Shifts From Westminster to Washington?”
20.00 Dinner at the Hotel Restaurant

Friday, September 28, 2007

7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast
8.30 – 9.00

Bus to the Seminar


9.15 – 11.00

Panel 1. The Roots and Content of Canadian Multiculturalism, chaired by Prof. Klaus-Dieter Ertler (Austria)

1. Elizabeth Dambock, University of Vienna, Austria, “Canada’s new global past”

2. Ruta Slakauskaie, University of Vilnius, Lithuania, “Protean Cadences: Juggling Multiculturalism in Canada”

3. Eva Borchorst Mejnertz, Aarhus University, Denmark, “A comparative analysis of immigration and integration policy in Denmark and Canada”

4. Valya Georgieva, Sofia University, Bulgaria, “Identity crises in the clash between two cultures”

5. Magdalena Firtova, Charles University, Check Republic, “Les accommodements raisonnables et la communauté imaginaire civique du Québec”

11.00 – 11.30

Tea/coffee break


11.30 – 13.00

Panel 2. Cultural Heritage: Canadian Literature, chaired by Prof. Don Sparling (Check Republic)

1. Melanie Michaela Mascher, University of Graz, Austria, “Les strategies intertextuelles dans les romans de Jacques Poulin”

2. Agnieszka Demidowich, Adam Mickievicz University, Poland, “Sheila Watson, The Double Hook”

3. Kovacs Flora, University of Szeged, Hungary, “Le jugement dans Le vrai monde? de Michel Tremblay”

4. Molnar Zscofia, University College, Hungary, “Nouveau recueil de drames contemporains du Canada en traduction hongroise”

5. Claudia Mignola, University of Naples, Italy, “Observasions sur Jacques Brault”

13.00 – 14.30


14.30– 16.00

Panel 3: First Nations in Canada: Past and Present, chaired by Prof. Keith Batarbee (Finland)

1. Tracie Scott, University of London, Great Britain, “The use of history in Aboriginal land claims”

2. Izabela Nawrot, Jagiellonian University, Poland, “The Impact of Loss of Cultural Identity on Aboriginal Youth People: the Canadian Experience”

3. Thomas Snell, Newcastle University, Great Britain, “First nations’s past and present realities: representations in French-Canadian literature”

4. Rosa Maria Martin, Complutense University, Spain, “Close Encounters of the Canadian kind: Emily Carr’s impressions of Nuu-chah-nulth culture”

16.00 - 16.30

Tea/coffee break


16.30 - 17.30

Panel 4: Canadian Society in Cultural Reflections, chaired by Prof. Rachel Killick (Great Britain)

1. Dagmara Swaltek, Jagiellonian University, Poland, “Canadian Women’s Presence in the Temperence Movement”

2. Denisa Adriana Oprea, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, “De la performance à la decadence: avatars du corps postmoderne dans le roman québécois au feminin”

3. Simona Rossi, University of Bologna, Italy, “Le Québec se met a table: une histoire gastro-littéraire”

17.30 Free time in Town

Saturday, September 29, 2007

7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast
8.30 – 9.00

Bus to the Seminar


9.15 – 11.00

Panel 8. Canada at Home and Outside: Contemporary Issues, chaired by Prof. Vera Regan (Irland) and Prof. Krzysztof Jarosz (Poland)

1. Petr Vurm
, Masaryk University, Check Republic, “Quebec and the Americas: comparison of the sense and meaning of American space in contemporary Quebec novel. A corpus study”.

2. Anna Eremina, Far East University, Vladivostok, Russia, “Canadian Foreign policy: protecting human rights in Latin America”

3. Olga Rosa Gonzales Martin, University of Havana, “The Canadian Media: a conceptual analysis”

4. Svetlana Selezneva, Magnitogorsk University, Russia, “Arctic Territories of Russia and Canada: the Aspects of relationship between two countries”

11.00 – 11.30

Tea/coffee break


11.30 – 13.30


5. Frederic Shwandt, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgique “Le régime Canadien des organismes génétiquement modifies: un choix de société?”

6. Olga Schaub-Shapyrina, AFEC, Anjou, France, “Canadian modern strategy of sustainable development: some practice and approaches”.

7. Natalia Evtichevich, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, “Canada’s policy in Afghanistan”

8. Maria Shtiglitz, St Petersburg University, Russia, “Educational Programs and Canadian Foreign Policy”

13.00 – 14.30



14.30 – 16.00

Panel 5. The Dynamics of Canadian Provinces: Challenges and Solutions, chaired by Prof. Franscisco Gonsalez Colom (Spain) and Prof. Conny Marcusse (Netherlands)

1. Claudia Novosivschei, Babes Bolyai University, Romania, “The Province – the epitome of a country”

2. Purjo Kangas, University of Turku, Finland, “Language policy and planning implementation in Quebec”

3. Pavel Rogozhnikov, St Petersburg University, Russia, “Role of Federal spending power in federal-provincial relations in Canada”4. William Smith, University of Nottingham, Great Britain, “A Place to Meat? Victory Meat’s Atlantic Canada”

16.00 – 16.30

Tea/coffee break


16.30 – 17.30

Panel 6. Representations of Canadian cities, chaired by Prof. Luigi Bruti Liberati (Italy)

1. Shakhnoza Tashmetova, Moscow Pedagogical University, Uzbekistan, “The Images of Cities in the Canadian Ethnopoesy (2004-2007)”

2. Isabelle Caron, Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, France, “Dynamiques de Représentations de Montréal: entre propagande et publicité”.

17.30 – 18.00 Bus to the boat
18.00 - 21.00 Boat trip through St Petersburg channels

Sunday, September 30, 2007

7.30 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 12.00 Free time
12.00 Hotel check-out


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