Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University is proud to announce that the 30th Annual Two Days of Canada Conference on "The Concept of Vancouver" will take place on 13-14 October 2016. We hope you will consider joining us for this special occasion.
There will plenary presentations by Rita Wong, Richard Cavell, Michael Turner, Lisa Robertson, and Roy Miki — and a special keynote public address by George Bowering, Canada's first Poet Laureate and two-time Governor-General's Literary Award winner. The conference will involve a rich melange of artists, activists, and academics. There will be papers, discussion forums, music performances, poetry readings, visual art, and public lectures.

We would be delighted if you were able to join us.

The 30th annual "Two Days of Canada" conference at Brock University, the oldest Canadian Studies conference of its kind in Canada, invites scholars, artists, writers, and activists to broadly think through the conceptualizations of the histories, presents, and futures of the city. Papers and panels are encouraged to consider the conceptualization of the arts, literatures, and politics of Vancouver, and the interconnections these concepts have with other scales of engagement, including the national and planetary issues in which Vancouver participates. Papers, panels, and performances that touch on any aspect of Vancouver as a concept are welcomed and encouraged.

Please find the CFP below, and consider forwarding to all interested parties.
Yours truly,

(Gregory Betts)