Call for papers: Colloque en études francophones de la côte pacifique (CEFCP)

About the Symposium

Date: May 6-7, 2021
Venue: Online

Organized by the three Canadian universities of the West Coast—UBC, SFU and UVic—Colloque en études francophones de la côte pacifique (CEFCP) is an annual symposium for graduate students who are working on French-speaking issues, particularly in relation to education, cultural, literary and linguistic studies, without excluding closely related specialties (history, geography, economy, sociology, etc.).

It is open to the Canadian and international student community.

Call for Papers

Theme: Contact, Transmission and Virality
Deadline: February 15, 2021

Linguistic, social and cultural phenomena often spread in unpredictable ways and unexpected directions. The current pandemic prompts us to reflect on notions of contact, transmission and virality, and the way they weave emerging and transversal networks, for better or for worse.

This year, we are requesting papers on the following lines of thought (which are not exclusive):

  • Frontier areas and contact areas
  • Historical transmissions, legacies and influences
  • Hybridization and blurring of categories
  • Plurilingualism
  • Dissemination of ideas
  • New technologies and social networks
  • The notion of emergence
  • Ideologies and contact
  • Intercultural contacts and interactions
  • The transmission of knowledge
  • Production and translation of texts
  • Oral interaction and oral texts

Proposals and communications will be in French.

Please submit your proposals (250 to 350 words maximum) to the following email address no later than February 15, 2021:

Submissions will receive notification of acceptance no later than March 15, 2021.