Call for Papers for the Annual Meeting of the

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies (CAANS)


Panel: Belgium and the Netherlands during the Great War (1914-1918)


University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan

26-27 May 2018

To mark the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of the First World War, CAANS plans to include in the programming of its upcoming annual meeting, which will be held at the University of Regina on May 26-27, a panel on Belgium and the Netherlands during the Great War (1914-1918).

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers addressing the theme of the panel. Proposals may adopt various disciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to:

  • an historical assessment of Belgium and / or the Netherlands during the war years;
  • an analysis of literary representations of Belgium and / or the Netherlands during the Great War;
  • a discourse analysis of non-fictional accounts of the state-of-affairs in Belgium and / or the Netherlands in the period1914-1918;
  • a study of artistic representations of the war experience in Belgium and / or the Netherlands.

Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion and may be delivered in English, French or Dutch.

Please send your title and a short abstract (150-300 words exclusive of any references) BEFORE February 20, 2018 (postmark or email date stamp) to:

Dr. Tanja Collet

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

University of Windsor

401 Sunset Avenue

Windsor ON N9B 3P4


Email [email protected]

Email submissions are preferred. Please send your abstract as an email attachment, if possible in Word or as pdf. On a separate page or in the body of the email, please provide the following information:

  • Your name and title
  • Your affiliation (if applicable)
  • Your full address
  • Your telephone/fax number
  • Your email address
  • The title of your paper
  • Details of any additional A/V or other equipment needs (all presenters will have a computer, laptop connection, data projector, screen, basic sound system and internet access available to them)

For questions contact the program chair:

Tanja Collet

[email protected]