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The North American British Music Studies Association will hold its Sixth Biennial Conference from Thursday through Sunday, 31 July to 3 August 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Proposals on topics related to all aspects of British music and musical life in general throughout Britain, the Empire, and beyond are welcome. Those that draw upon interdisciplinary or broader cultural contexts are particularly welcome.

Presentations may take a variety of formats, including individual papers of twenty minutes in length, workshops involving group participation, roundtable discussions, lecture-recitals, and themed panel sessions. The Nicholas Temperley Prize will be awarded for the best scholarly presentation given by a graduate student.

Proposal format and content

  • For individual papers, abstracts not exceeding 350 words should clearly present the title, the subject, the methodology, the argument, and the significance of the findings.
  • For presentations in other formats, proposals should be of similar length (maximum 350 words); they should clearly state and justify the intended format, including amount of time requested, and should indicate the originality and significance of the material to be delivered.
  • Those proposing lecture-recitals must also include recordings of the proposed performer(s) playing examples of the proposed repertory if not of the exact proposed work(s).
  • Anyone proposing a lecture-recital should attach a short biography.
  • All proposals should also indicate audio-visual needs (in a separate line at the end of the abstract, not included in word count).
  • Students should identify themselves as such on the non-anonymous copy of the abstract (see below), so that their papers can be considered for the Temperley Prize.

 

Proposal transmission procedures

  • Proposals should be sent via e-mail attachment to the Program Committee Chair Roberta Montemorra Marvin (roberta-marvin@uiowa.edu) with the subject-line NABMSA 2014 Proposal.
  • The e-mail should carry two attachments in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, or .rtf only).
    • The first attachment (file name = anonymous submission_short title of the proposal) should include within the text only title and abstract.
    • The second attachment (file name = your own last name_short title of the proposal) should contain within the text your name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation or city, along with the paper title and abstract. The content of this second attachment should also be pasted into the body of the e-mail in case of transmission problems.
  • Audio or video recordings supporting proposals for lecture-recitals are required (demo disc, .mp3 files, etc.) and should be received (electronically) by the same deadline as the abstract (see below). Please contact the Program Chair via email for instructions on how to transmit these materials electronically. Do not send them as email attachments.
  • The deadline for all submissions is midnight, Eastern Standard Time, 20 January 2014.

It is the policy of the Association that all presenters be members in good standing. More information about NABMSA and its activities may be seen on the Association’s web site, http://nabmsa.org/conferences/2014-biennial-conference/.

 

Submissions will be acknowledged within four days of receipt. Participants will be notified of the acceptance by mid-March 2014. Program Committee for 2014: Roberta Montemorra Marvin (University of Iowa), chair; Christopher Scheer (Utah State University), Derek Scott (University of Leeds); Amanda Eubanks Winkler (Syracuse University)

 


May
28
2013

CFP: PCCBS 2014

Posted by jaskelly |

CALL FOR PAPERS: PCCBS ANNUAL MEETING, March 7-9, 2014

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE

The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS) invites paper and panel proposals for its 41st annual meeting, to be held at the Mission Inn, Riverside, California, March 7-9, 2014. 

The PCCBS invites papers representing all fields of British Studies -- broadly defined to include those who study the United Kingdom, its component parts and nationalities, as well as Britain's imperial cultures.  We welcome proposals from scholars and doctoral candidates in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, including History, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Theater Studies, and Art History.

Proposals for individual papers, partial panels, or complete panels are all welcome, although complete panel proposals are preferred.  We encourage the submission of proposals dealing with interdisciplinary topics, as well as panels on new pedagogies and technologies associated with British Studies.

The deadline for submission of proposals/panels is NOVEMBER 18, 2013.  Proposals should include a 200-words abstract for each paper plus a 1-page c.v. for each participant.  Those submitting full or partial panel proposals should include a brief description of the panel plus a 1-page c.v. for the panel chair as well as for its commentator.  Please place the panel proposal, its constituent paper proposals, and all vitae in one file, making certain that your contact information, especially e-mail addresses, are correct and current.  Proposals should be submitted via e-mail attachment by Nov. 18, 2013, to:

Lori Anne Ferrell, PCCBS Program Committee Chair, Claremont Graduate University, lori.ferrell@cgu.edu.

 

Chicago_montage.jpgThe Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 60th Annual Meeting will be hosted by DePaul University in Chicago, October 11-13, 2013.  
 

The keynote speaker will be Professor Robert Bucholz of Loyola University of Chicago, and the plenary address will be given by Professor Jonathan Rose of Drew University. The MWCBS is also pleased to celebrate the career of Professor Walter L. Arnstein at this year's meeting.

The MWCBS seeks papers from scholars in all fields of British Studies, broadly defined to include those who study England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Britain's Empire and the Commonwealth. We welcome scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to history, literature, political science, gender studies and art history. Proposals for complete sessions are preferred, although proposals for individual papers will be considered. We welcome roundtables (of four participants plus chair) and panels (of three participants plus chair/commentator) that:

* offer cross-disciplinary perspectives on topics in British Studies

* situate the arts, letters, and sciences in a British cultural context

* examine representations of British and imperial/Commonwealth national identities

* consider Anglo-American relations, past and present

* examine new trends in British Studies

* assess a major work or body of work by a scholar

* explore new developments in digital humanities and/or research methodologies

After positive responses to recent roundtables on teaching and employment, we would particularly like to receive proposals for teaching roundtables that discuss collaborative or innovative learning techniques in the British Studies classroom and for professional development roundtables dealing with research, publication, or employment. We are also pleased to announce a session on holdings available to scholars conducting research in the Chicago area.

The MWCBS welcomes papers presented by advanced graduate students and will award the Walter L. Arnstein Prize for the best graduate student paper(s) given at the conference. A limited number of graduate travel scholarships will be available, and all graduate students are encouraged to apply. Please see the MWCBS website for further details: http://mwcbs.edublogs.org/

Proposals must:

-       Include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a brief, 1-page c.v. for each participant, including chairs and commentators.

-       For full panels, include a brief 200-word preview of the panel as a whole.

 

Please place the panel proposal, the accompanying paper proposals and vitas in one file and send it as a single attachment. Also identify within the email the contact person for the panel.

All proposals should be submitted electronically by April 15, 2013, to the Program Committee Chair, Jennifer McNabb at JL-Mcnabb@wiu.edu .

Program Committee: Martin Greig, Ryerson University; Phil Harling, University of Kentucky; Robin Hermann, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Isaac Land, Indiana State University; Jennifer McNabb, Chair, Western Illinois University; and Cathryn Spence, University of Guelph.

 

March
14
2013

PCCBS and NACBS 2013 (Nov. 8-10)

Posted by jaskelly under Conferences, Regionals | Tags: pccbs |

I am writing to you on behalf of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies to invite scholars working on Britain to participate in the upcoming meeting of the NACBS, to be held in Portland, Oregon, Nov. 8-10, 2013.  The meeting will take place in the historic Benson Hotel (opened in 1913).  The hotel is centrally located with easy access to restaurants, the lovely classical Chinese Garden, and the ever-popular Powell's Bookstore.  One food critic has described the restaurant scene as "the scrappiest, most original gastronomic destination in America."  Those of you familiar with "Portlandia" will have glimpsed another side of life in the Pacific Northwest, one you might encounter if you visit a coffee shop or brew pub.  The MAX light rail system and the Portland Streetcar make travel around the city easy.  Do not miss out on this opportunity to sample the treats Portland has to offer.  The deadline for panel submissions has been extended to March 25th.  I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.  

Randall McGowen, President PCCBS

 

March
12
2013

CFP: NACBS 2013 (deadline extended to March 25)

Posted by jaskelly under Conferences, NACBS | Tags: cfp |

At the PCCBS meeting in Berkeley this past weekend, it became clear that for some reason many people -- including long time active NACBS members -- had not seen the CFP for the NACBS Portland meeting.  We are therefore extending the deadline to March 25 to give those who had missed the call an opportunity to submit proposals.   


The call for papers can be found at http://www.nacbs.org/conference
Submissions can be made at  http://nacbs.ucmerced.edu/call-for-submissions

If you have questions about proposals or eligibility, please contact nacbsprogram@gmail.com
 
Susan

Susan D. Amussen
Professor of History
Director, Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts
School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts
University of California,  Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

The Western Conference on British Studies invites papers for its annual meeting October 3-5, 2013.

For the first time in our history, the Western Conference on British Studies will meet in Kansas City, MO. 

In recognition of Kansas City’s geographic position as the meeting point between urban and rural America, and Missouri’s status as the jumping-off point for the Westward Movement, the conference’s theme will be

“Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers.”  The borders, boundaries and frontiers that we envision range from the geographic to the chronological, from the gendered to the religious, from the boundaries of class to those of nationality and Empire, and we invite everyone to participate! 

Peter Stansky, (Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University) will deliver the plenary address. 

Missouri has other links to British history and culture that may inspire presentations or panels for our meeting.  Kansas City was a major centre of Irish immigration in the nineteenth century and we would welcome papers that explored topics on border crossing, immigration or emigration.  Fulton Missouri was the locale for Winston Churchill’s famous “Sinews of Peace” or “Iron Curtain” speech, which gave rhetorical rigidity to the political and cultural boundaries between East and West during the Cold War.  As always, papers on any other aspect of the British experience are welcome, including papers exploring interdisciplinary perspectives, reflections on pedagogical issues, or discussion of art, music or material culture. 

The WCBS welcomes papers from advanced graduate students, and offers the Bob McJimsey prize for the best graduate student paper presented at the conference. 

Proposals for papers and full panels, including a 250 word abstract for each paper and a 1-2 pg. c.v. for each presenter, chair/commentator, should be sent to program co-chairs:

Chris Frank, University of Manitoba (Chris.Frank@ad.umanitoba.ca)  or  Lynn McKay, Brandon University (mackay@brandonu.ca) by 30 April 2013.

Visit our website:  www.wcbs.org

 

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 60th Annual Meeting will be hosted by DePaul University in Chicago, October 11-13, 2013.  

The keynote speaker will be Professor Robert Bucholz of Loyola University of Chicago, and the plenary address will be given by Professor Jonathan Rose of Drew University. The MWCBS is also pleased to celebrate the career of Professor Walter L. Arnstein at this year's meeting. 

The MWCBS seeks papers from scholars in all fields of British Studies, broadly defined to include those who study England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Britain's Empire and the Commonwealth. We welcome scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to history, literature, political science, gender studies and art history. Proposals for complete sessions are preferred, although proposals for individual papers will be considered. We welcome roundtables (of four participants plus chair) and panels (of three participants plus chair/commentator) that:

 * offer cross-disciplinary perspectives on topics in British Studies

 * situate the arts, letters, and sciences in a British cultural context

 * examine representations of British and imperial/Commonwealth national identities

 * consider Anglo-American relations, past and present

 * examine new trends in British Studies

 * assess a major work or body of work by a scholar

 * explore new developments in digital humanities and/or research methodologies

After positive responses to recent roundtables on teaching and employment, we would particularly like to receive proposals for teaching roundtables that discuss collaborative or innovative learning techniques in the British Studies classroom and for professional development roundtables dealing with research, publication, or employment. We are also pleased to announce a session on holdings available to scholars conducting research in the Chicago area.

The MWCBS welcomes papers presented by advanced graduate students and will award the Walter L. Arnstein Prize for the best graduate student paper(s) given at the conference. A limited number of graduate travel scholarships will be available, and all graduate students are encouraged to apply. Please see the MWCBS website for further details: http://mwcbs.edublogs.org/

 

Proposals must:

  • Include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a brief, 1-page c.v. for each participant, including chairs and commentators.
  • For full panels, include a brief 200-word preview of the panel as a whole.

 

Please place the panel proposal, the accompanying paper proposals and vitas in one file and send it as a single attachment. Also identify within the email the contact person for the panel.

All proposals should be submitted electronically by April 1, 2013, to the Program Committee Chair, Jennifer McNabb at JL-Mcnabb@wiu.edu .

Program Committee: Martin Greig, Ryerson University; Phil Harling, University of Kentucky; Robin Hermann, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Isaac Land, Indiana State University; Jennifer McNabb, Chair, Western Illinois University; and Cathryn Spence, University of Guelph.

Visit the MWCBS website at http://mwcbs.edublogs.org/

 


January
7
2013

CFP:NECBS 2013

Posted by jaskelly under Conferences, NECBS, Regionals | Tags: cfp, NECBS, University of Connecticut |

Call for Papers: Northeast Conference on British Studies

The 2013 meeting for the Northeast Conference on British Studies will be held at the University of Connecticut at Storrs, October 4-5. We welcome proposals for panels or for individual papers from scholars in all areas of British Studies, broadly defined.

Proposals for entire panels on a common theme will be given priority, although individual paper proposals will also be considered. Proposals for roundtable discussions of a topical work, a current issue in the field, or pedagogical practices with respect to the teaching of particular aspects of British Studies are also encouraged.

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 email address of every participant, including the chair and commentator.

Proposals are due to krista.kesselring@dal.ca by March 1, 2013. For details, please see www.necbs.org.


This conference, which will be held at the Heyman Center at Columbia University on Feb. 8-9, 2013, examines the flourishing of women's history in Britain in the 1970s, and the changing place of women's and gender history within the academy. What have successive generations taken from earlier generations? work, and how have they transformed it? What happened to those early theories and networks? What has been gained and lost through the process of institutionalization? What has happened both to the ?place? of the feminist imperative within history, and to the relatively privileged place of Britain within that scholarship? Speakers include: Sally Alexander, Hazel Carby, Arianne Chernock, Anna Clark, Deborah Cohen, Leonore Davidoff, Lucy Delap, April Gallwey, Durba Ghosh, Katherine Gleadle, Susan Grayzel, Catherine Hall, Mary Hartman, Saidiya Hartman, Karen Hunt, Seth Koven, Tom Laqueur, Sharon Marcus, Penny Summerfield, Bonnie Smith, Pat Thane, Selina Todd, Deborah Valenze, Judith Walkowitz, and Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska. To register, please contact Jonah Cardillo at jgc92@columbia.edu.


I would like to announce the annual NACBS reception at the upcoming American Historical Association meeting in New Orleans. The 2013 reception will occur from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5th in Preservation Hall, Studio 6 at the New Orleans Marriott (one of the main AHA conference hotels). Please join us if you can.

Paul R. Deslandes
University of Vermont
Associate Executive Secretary, NACBS


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