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Welcome to the website of the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (CACLALS). Founded in 1973, the Association brings together critics, scholars, teachers, students, and writers who share an interest in Commonwealth and postcolonial literatures and oratures as well as the versions of the English language they employ. Through its affiliation with ACLALS and its framings of the critical act, the Association provides members with an international context for studying Canadian literature, fostering a deeper understanding of Canada's multicultural tradition and of cultures in other parts of the world.
CACLALS' electronic newsjournal, Chimo, is published twice a year. Chimo
CAUT has launched a campaign in support of Library and Archives Canada (LAC). This institution is foundational to much research in our discipline, but it is being seriously undermined by changes in policy and starvation funding. If you believe the national archives should not be fragmented; that acquisitions need to be at least as comprehensive as they have been in the past, not seriously curtailed as they have been in recent years; that hours of access need to be at least as long as a regular work day; and/or that specialist professional archivists are crucial to the work LAC does, please visit http://www.savelibraryarchives.ca/ and take action.
Rebecca Campbell (Western) “Insurgency and Commemoration at Batoche”
For a description, criteria for judging, and other information about the prize, see Graduate Student Conference Presentation Prize
CACLALS gratefully acknowledges the support of the Commonwealth Foundation for helping to fund our core administrative and conference activity costs, and to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for helping to fund travel costs of graduate students, un(der)employed, and, where possible, retired members of the Association, to our annual conference.