CFP Vulnerable Times: Exposure and Agency in Canadian Literature

CFP Vulnerable Times: Exposure and Agency in Canadian Literature

Deadline: December 20, 2019

This special issue calls for articles that investigate the relation between vulnerability and agency in Canadian literature. We specifically encourage original research on Canadian texts that inhabit Hirsch’s vulnerable times, positing the creative possibilities of a notion of vulnerability across diverse temporalities and in its connection with resistance and agency.

All submissions should follow the SAGE Harvard Reference Style (link below) and the general style guide (link below). Articles should be between 6000 and 7000 words, including endnotes and works cited.
Submissions should be sent by email as an attached word file to the guest editor Eva Darias-Beautell ( All articles will go through the journal’s peer review process.

For more details and the full CFP continue reading below:

Style Guide

SAGE Harvard Referencing


CFP for a Special Issue of Canadian Literature “Rescaling CanLit: Global Readings”

Read A Book
Read A Book by Jeremy Brooks

It is now commonly accepted that Canadian literature has become a global literature, implying that any understanding of textual localities is traversed by vectors that exceed, complicate, and extend the nation in physical, historical, and cultural ways. But the gaze is seldom reversed and little attention has been paid to the role of international scholarship in the current transformation and development of the field.

How are Canadian texts read and circulated beyond the national borders? What is the place of Canadian literature in the institutional spaces of universities outside Canada? How do those transnational contexts negotiate the relationship between texts and readers? Are there defining differences in the ways non-Canadian scholars approach CanLit? How does transnational scholarship influence, challenge, enrich, and rescale Canadian literary production?

This special issue invites scholars of Canadian literature from around the globe to engage critically with any aspect of Canadian literary production, dissemination, or reception. Essays should implicitly bring to view the two-way direction of reading and writing Canadian literature globally, demonstrating the porosity of transnational scholarship as well as advancing innovative perspectives that may contribute to the rescaling of the field.

All submissions to Canadian Literature must be original, unpublished work. Essays should follow current MLA bibliographic format (8th ed). Articles should be between 6500 and 7000 words, including endnotes and works cited.

Submissions should be uploaded to Canadian Literature’s online submissions system (OJS) by the deadline of May 15, 2018.

The guest editor of this issue will be Eva Darias-Beautell of University of La Laguna, Spain.