Call for Papers for the Annual Meeting of the

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies (CAANS) /

Association canadienne pour l’avancement des études néerlandaises (ACAEN)

14-15 May 2022

Online Conference

In partnership with the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences



Second call for papers


The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies is the academic ‘home’ of Canadian (and other) scholars, from a myriad of disciplines, whose research focuses on some aspect of Netherlandic Studies, be it linguistic, literary, historical, political, diasporic, post-colonial, art-historical, etc. This year, our annual conference will take place fully online, for the second time in the history of our association.

We invite proposals for papers addressing the main theme of this year’s virtual gathering: Transitions. This theme coincides with the theme chosen by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences for Congress 2022, an annual gathering of Canadian academic associations active in the humanities and social sciences. The theme invites scholars to reflect on changes, inspired by the ongoing debate on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID), that are currently unfolding, particularly in the social arena but also beyond in the Netherlandic world.

In addition to proposals focusing on this year’s theme, we also welcome proposals for papers addressing any other topic related to Netherlandic studies, including but not limited to language, literature, culture, history, art and art history, or politics.

Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion and may be delivered in English, French, or Dutch. The online format for all papers will be live presentation with live Q&A. Instructions will be shared with the presenter upon acceptance of their proposal.


CAANS 2022 will feature two keynote speakers: Dr. Ena Jansen (Universiteit van Amsterdam), whose research focuses on the Afrikaans literature of South-Africa, and Dr. Ludovic Beheydt (Université Catholique de Louvain), a specialist of Dutch Linguistics and Netherlandic Culture. Both keynote lectures will address issues related to this year’s conference theme.

Please send your title and a short abstract (150-300 words exclusive of any references) BEFORE February 25, 2022 to:

Dr. Tanja Collet

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

University of Windsor

401 Sunset Avenue

Windsor ON N9B 3P4



Please send your abstract as an email attachment, formatted in Word or pdf. On a separate page or in the body of the email, please provide the following information:

  • Your name and title
  • Your affiliation
  • Your full address
  • Your telephone number
  • Your email address
  • The title of your paper


The conference program will be posted on the CAANS/ACAEN website at in early April 2022 and in the April 2022 Newsletter.

All papers will be considered for inclusion in the conference proceedings published by the Canadian Journal for Netherlandic Studies (CJNS). The guidelines for submission to the conference proceedings will be sent by email to all participants shortly after the conference by the editor-in-chief of CJNS, Krystyna Henke (


CAANS 2022 will also award one Congress Graduate Merit Award (CGMA), worth $500, to this year’s best graduate student paper.

For questions contact the program chair:

Tanja Collet



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