“European Cooperation/Cooptation: Ideas of Collaboration and Coordination”

3rd Annual European Studies Colloquium

Centre for European Studies
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
27 April 2013
Jan de Bray, The Governors of the Guild of St. Luke (1675)

3rd Annual European Studies Colloquium

“European Cooperation/Cooptation: Ideas of Collaboration and Coordination”

27 April 2013, McCain 2021

Organized by the Centre for European Studies, Dalhousie University


Opening remarks (9:00-9:15)

Jerry White (Canada Research Chair in European Studies, Dalhousie)


Contemporary Europe (9:30-10:30)
        Chair: Ruben Zaiotti  (Political Science, Dalhousie)

            Chris Elson (French, Dalhousie), “Cette Europe qui ne se fera pas:? A Poet Facing European Construction”
            Amelia Hadfield (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Robert Summerby-Murray (Dalhousie), “Emerging European geographies: trans-border mobility programmes and civic identity in a time of economic crisis”


Editing Across Borders (10:45-11:45)
Chair: Julia M. Wright (English/European Studies, Dalhousie)

Judith Thompson (English, Dalhousie), “Transatlantic Thelwall”
David McNeil (English, Dalhousie), “Desperately Seeking a Collaborator for a  Bilingual Edition of a Bilateral Military Career”

[lunch on your own; we can meet informally at the Coburg Coffee House]

English-Language Co-optations of Italian Literature (1:00-2:00)
        Chair: Roberta Barker (Theatre, Dalhousie)

            Julia M. Wright (English/European Studies, Dalhousie), “Irish Adaptations of the Latin Love Elegy; Or, Refusing the English Elegy”
Andy Post (English, Dalhousie), “The Atheist Tasso: John Thelwall’s Romance of Seductive Partnership”

Europe in Historical Context (2:15-3:15)
        Chair: David Nicol (Theatre, Dalhousie)

            Sébastien Rossignol (History, Dalhousie)  “From Conflict to Cooperation to Transformations: Reflections on a Paradigm Shift in the Historiography of the Medieval German Ostsiedlung
Jerry White (CRC in European Studies, Dalhousie), “Beginnings, Realists and Outsiders: Some Introductory Issues for a History of Georgian Cinema"

Keynote (3:30-5:00)

Chair: Jerry White (CRC in European Studies, Dalhousie)

Kirrily Freeman (History, St. Mary’s University)


Call for Papers:

For the third annual colloquium in European Studies, we invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes that deal with any aspect of cooperation in Europe.  Papers are welcome from all disciplines and historical periods, from antiquity to the present. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

These are suggestions, and we welcome any proposals which engage with the colloquium theme, broadly understood.  We will also be launching the first issue of the new peer-reviewed e-journal, European Studies: History, Society and Culture, published by the Centre for European Studies at Dalhousie. Presenters at the colloquium are encouraged to submit essay-versions of their papers to the journal, which publishes twice a year.

 Please send a 250-word proposal by 31 January 2013 to Julia.Wright@Dal.Ca or Jerry.White@Dal.Ca .


Image credit: Jan de Bray, The governors of the guild of St. Luke, Haarlem, 1675 (Wikimedia Commons; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_de_Bray_002.jpg).