BACS Conference 2021

The annual BACS Conference took place online on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 April 2021.

The conference was organised in conjunction with QAHN (Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network).

A video recording of the conference can be accessed here:

Day 1:

Day 2:

BACS membership and a BJCS subscription can be accessed and purchased via the link below.

BACS Conference Programme

Friday 16 April

4:00pm Welcome/Introduction (EST - 11:00am; PDT - 8:00am)

4:15 - 5:45 Session 1: Trans/national Literature and Print

Alexandra Abletshauser (University of Glasgow): ‘Edith Maude Eaton and Performative Nationality’

Zhen Liu (Shandong University): ‘Writing as another: Edith Eaton’s “Wing Sing of Los Angeles on His Travels”’

Rachael Alexander (University of Strathclyde): ‘Feminism and Nation: Periodical Identities and American and Canadian Feminist Magazines’

Chair: Faye Hammill (University of Glasgow, panel organiser)

5:45 - 6:00 Break

6:00 - 7:30 Session 2: Eccles Lecture (introduction by Jean Petrovic, Eccles Centre for American Studies, British Library)

Professor Robert Dunbar (University of Edinburgh)

‘Indigenous Languages in Canada: Addressing the Challenges, Righting the Wrongs?’

Chair: James Kennedy (University of Edinburgh)

Saturday 17 April

1:00 - 2:00 Annual General Meeting (BACS members only)

4:00pm Welcome to Day 2 (EST - 11:00am; PDT - 8:00am)

4:15 - 5:45 Session 3: October Crisis of 1970

Steve Hewitt (University of Birmingham): ‘The October Crisis through the Eyes of James Cross’

Patrick Holdich (Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK): ‘The October Crisis: the British government’s response’

Ceri Morgan (Keele University): ‘Writing the October Crisis’

Chair: Tony McCulloch (University College London, panel organiser)

5:45 - 6:00 Break

6:00 - 7:30 Session 4: Public Policy and Constitutional Questions in Canada (and the UK)

Daniel Béland (McGill University)

Karlo Basta (University of Edinburgh)

Chair: James Kennedy (University of Edinburgh)

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