Down but Not Out: British Academics Resolutely Determined to Explore Canada

Hallsworth, Alan and Hodgett, Susan (2018) Down but Not Out: British Academics Resolutely Determined to Explore Canada. In: Promoting Canadian Studies Abroad. Global Public Diplomacy (1). Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 73-95. ISBN 978-3-319-74026-3

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Abstract

The story of Canadian studies in the United Kingdom begins with the intrepid pioneers who studied Canada prior to the formation of the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) in 1975. BACS represented the beginning of a process of institutionalization in Canadian studies, including the creation of chairs and centers, an annual conference and other accoutrements of a specialized field in area studies. Support from the Canadian government arrived with the establishment in 1977 of the post of Academic Relations Officer at the Canadian High Commission, followed by the launching of the Canadian Studies grant program that aided in the launching of the British Journal of Canadian Studies in December 1986. This chapter will examine the phases of growth and more recently of retrenchment in Canadian studies over the past 40 years. It concludes with an assessment of likely future developments.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 11:30
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 01:16
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67403
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74027-0_3

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