European Studies Colloquium 2013 Programme

European Cooperation/Cooptation:
Ideas of Collaboration and Coordination

Organized by the Centre for European Studies, Dalhousie University


27 April 2013, McCain 2021

Opening remarks

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

Contemporary Europe

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

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”

English-Language Co-optations of Italian Literature

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

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"


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:

  • Collaborative artistic production or research, especially across disciplines, nations, and/or media
  • Bailouts, bonds, and other responses to the Eurozone Crisis
  • Changing views of collaboration: political, artistic, entrepreneurial
  • Military alliances from antiquity to NATO
  • Blocs, empires, and unions:  multi-national formations in historical context
  • Two heads are better than one, or too many cooks spoil the broth?:  the obstacles and benefits of collaboration
  • EU and national research grants (e.g., FP7):  the drive to network
  • Perspectives:  the impact of large-scale coordination on smaller groups (linguistic, regional, economic, etc.)

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