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Canada and the League of Hockey Nations:

Critical Perspectives on Hockey in Canada and Beyond

An interdisciplinary conference will be held in Victoria, British Columbia, April 20-22, 2007 to explore significant aspects of hockey in Canada and elsewhere in the world. The conference will attempt to give some special attention to international issues in relation to hockey, but proposals are welcomed on all hockey-related topics. Some possible topics might include (but are not limited to):

hockey’s place on the world stage

the significance of the internationalization of hockey on Canadian hockey

hockey and national identities

hockey and gender

the hockey memoire

literary portrayals of hockey

spectacle and spectatorship

hockey and spirituality

the business of hockey

hockey and the possibilities and limits of sport in modern life

the significance of “other” hockeys: old timers’hockey, ball hockey, and so on

hockey in history

500 word proposals for papers 15-20 minutes long should be sent by email to Jamie Dopp, Department of English, University of Victoria, jdopp@uvic.ca. Proposals are due by December 15, 2006.





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