Cultural Crossings: Production, Consumption, and Reception Across the Canada-US Border
University of Nottingham, June 20-22 2014.
Keynote Speakers: Charles Acland, Danielle Fuller, and DeNel Rehberg Sedo.
“Cultural Crossings” is the second international Culture and the Canada-US Border conference. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, CCUSB is an international, interdisciplinary research network dedicated to studying cultural representation, production and exchange on and around the Canada-US border.
The 49th parallel has been considered by many Canadian nationalists to symbolize Canada’s cultural independence from the United States, with attendant anxieties about how an “undefended” border might fail to safeguard Canadian culture adequately.
This conference seeks to probe the implications for the production, consumption, and reception of literature, film, television, music, theatre, and visual art in relation to the Canada-US border. The conference will encourage analysis of cultural texts, phenomena, and industries both in terms of how they might operate differently in Canada and the United States and the ways in which they might straddle, or ignore, the border altogether.
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