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CFP: Northeast Conference on British Studies, 17-18 October 2014

Published: December 13, 2013

CFP: Northeast Conference on British Studies, 17-18 October 2014
Bates College, Lewiston, ME

The Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) will hold its annual meeting
in 2014 at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, on Friday and Saturday, October 17
and 18. The 2014 conference will be hosted by a group of Maine colleges and
universities, with Caroline Shaw (Bates College) and Susan Tananbaum (Bowdoin
College) acting as local arrangements coordinators.

Transportation from the airport and from the train and bus station in
Portland will be available.

We solicit the participation of scholars in all areas of British Studies, broadly
defined. In particular, we welcome proposals for interdisciplinary panels that
draw on the work of historians, literary critics, and scholars in other
disciplines whose focus is on Britain and its empire, from the Middle Ages to
the present. Proposals for entire panels on a common theme will be given
priority, although individual paper proposals will also be considered if several
of them can be assembled to create a viable panel. Proposals for roundtable
discussions of a topical work, on current issues in the field, or pedagogical
practices with respect to the teaching of particular aspects of British Studies are
also encouraged. The typical ninety-minute panel will include three papers
(each lasting for fifteen to twenty minutes), a chair, and a commentator.
Roundtables may have a looser format.

Proposals should include a general description of the panel or roundtable (including
an overall title), a 200-300 word abstract for each paper to be read and a
one-page curriculum vitae for each participant. Please include the address,
phone number, and e-mail address of all participants (including the chair and
commentator) in the proposal. For panel or roundtable proposals, please note
the name of the main contact person. Electronic submissions (as e-mail
attachments in Word) are preferred, with all the various materials presented in
a single document.

All submissions must be received by March 15, 2014.

Please send your proposals to:

Paul Deslandes, NECBS Program Chair

[email protected]