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December
14
2011

CFP: SOUTHERN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES 2012

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Conferences, Regionals | Tags: 2012, cfp, Conferences, scbs | 0 Comments

THE  SOUTHERN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES
2012  MEETING
Mobile,  Alabama

CALL FOR  PAPERS
DEADLINE  FOR SUBMISSION: February 15, 2012

The Southern Conference on  British Studies solicits proposals for its 2012
meeting to be held November 2-3,  2012 in Mobile, Alabama. The SCBS will
meet in conjunction with the Southern  Historical Association at the
Renaissance Riverview Plaza  Hotel.

The SCBS construes British  Studies widely and invites participation by
scholars in all areas of British  history and culture, including the Empire or
Commonwealth and the British Isles. Interdisciplinary approaches and
proposals  which focus broadly on teaching British studies are especially  welcome.
Proposals may consist of  individual papers or of papers grouped for a
session. For session proposals,  two, or, preferably, three papers should relate
to a common theme, not  necessarily bound by the usual chronological
framework.

For each paper proposed,  please submit an abstract of 200 to 300 words,
indicating the thesis of the  paper, the sources and methodology employed in
research, and how it enhances or  expands knowledge of its subject. Papers
should have a reading time of twenty to  twenty-five minutes. Also, please
submit a curriculum vitae for each  participant.

PROPOSALS SHOULD BE  POSTMARKED BY FEBRUARY 15, 2011 AND MAILED TO:
Dr. William Anthony Hay,  Department of History, P.O. Box H, Mississippi
State University, Mississippi  State, MS 39762.  Inquiries are  welcome at
[email protected], but please do  not send proposals by email or  fax.

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December
12
2011

NACBS Undergraduate Essay Prize 2012

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, Grants and Awards | Tags: NACBS, prize, undergraduate, undergraduate essay | 0 Comments

As you're collecting end-of-term papers, consider nominating the best of them for the annual NACBS Undergraduate Essay Prize. Papers must not exceed 8000 words (excluding notes and bibliography), be written by degree-seeking undergraduates at Canadian or American universities, and be nominated by a current member of the NACBS (only one nomination per member).  To nominate a paper, email it to Guy Ortolano ([email protected]) AND Richard Connors ([email protected]) by June 15, 2012.

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The North American Victorian Studies Association Conference for 2012, in Madison, Wisconsin, September 27-30, invites papers on the theme of networks. Keynotes include Amanda Anderson, Adam Phillips, and a visual networks panel with Caroline Arscott, Tim Barringer, Julie Codell, and Mary Roberts.  Participants will also be able to sign up for networks seminars of 15 presenters of  precirculated 5-page position papers on the topic.

March 1, 2012 is the deadline for electronic submissions of proposed papers and panels. We welcome proposals of no more than 500 words for individual papers; for panel proposals, please submit abstracts of 500 words per paper and a panel description of 250 words. Please include a one-page cv and submit all files in .pdf format to english.wisc.edu/navsa.  Conference threads might include:

--Networks of artists, critics, consumers, scholars
--Networks of print (books, chapbooks, newspapers, magazines, letters, pamphlets), including relations among publishers, printers, editors, writers, readers
--Commodity culture networks and the circulation of things and bodies
--Networks of discourse (such as science, religion, nature, politics)
--The science of networks, then and now
--Textual networks (characters, plot, language, intertextuality)
--Networks of influence, production, reception
--Networks of display or exhibition
--Fashioning networks among otherwise unconnected authors and historical figures
--Transnational and other migrations: geographic, cultural, ideological, rhetorical
--Borders and "borders" -- theorizing cultural connection, separation, entanglement
--Diasporic networks: cosmopolitanism, wandering, exile
--Clandestine networks such as spies, secret agents, and detection
--Networking technologies
--Network arts
--Social networks including leisure clubs and professional societies
--Family and kinship networks
--Victorian cities: streets, arcades, parks, or other networks of urban space
--Imperial networks
--Network forms: gossip, blackmail, suspense, serials,, periodicals, or other genres
--Psychic and supernatural networks: seances, spiritualism, mediums
--Digital networks and twenty-first century reading practices
--Networked periodization: romantic/victorian/modernist
--Networks of resistance: feminist, ecological, queer
--Networks of iteration and translation (between image, text, adaptation)

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Currently enrolled graduate students who presented papers at the recent WCBS/NACBS meeting in Denver are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration for the Bob McJimsey prize.The winner will received $500 and a citation. Submission details may be found on the WCBS website at http://www.wcbs.org.  The/ deadline for receipt of papers (preferably in pdf format) is 15 December 2011.

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November
28
2011

Report on the 2011 NACBS Annual Meeting

Posted by jaskelly under Announcement, NACBS | Tags: kennedy, NACBS, nacbs 2011 | 0 Comments

Report on the 2011 Annual Meeting:

The 2011 annual meeting of the NACBS, which has just concluded, was a sparkling success.   Registered participants numbered 367, making it one of the most popular and successful meetings in recent years.   Those on the program included at least 37 scholars from British institutions, five from Australia, and one from France.   Some of the most distinguished scholars in the field of British studies were present; so too were a number of graduate students, 15 of whom received travel funding from the NACBS Stern fund.  The program offered 56 separate panels on a vast array of topics, periods, and places, providing a showcase of cutting-edge scholarship for all interests and tastes.  There were two stimulating plenary addresses, one by Pat Thane (Kings College London) on “Happy Families? Varieties of Family Life in Twentieth-Century Britain,” and the other by Thomas Cogswell (University of California, Riverside) on “The Duke’s Two Bodies: Politics and Political Culture in Early Stuart England.”  In addition, Philippa Levine (University of Texas at Austin) gave a presidential address on “Naked Truths: Bodies, Knowledge and the Erotics of Colonial Power.”

The conference was as socially convivial as it was intellectually stimulating.  The receptions on Friday and Saturday evenings were crowded with talkative conference participants, who then packed local restaurants and bars.  The weather in Denver was ideal, with clear skies and unseasonably balmy temperatures, and the facilities and services provided by the Sheraton Hotel were excellent.  Special thanks must go to Marjorie Levine-Clark (University of Colorado Denver) and Andrew Muldoon (Metropolitan State College of Denver), the local arrangements team who did so much to make the meeting such a success.  Next year we converge in Montreal, another appealing venue.  I hope to see you there.

The following prizes were presented at the Saturday awards reception:  the John Ben Snow Prize for the best book written about the period prior to 1800 went to Arianne Chernock for Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism (Stanford University Press).  The Albion Prize for the best book on the post-1800 period went to Elaine Hadley, Living Liberalism: Practical Citizenship in Mid-Victorian Britain (University of Chicago Press).   Susan Pedersen’s “Getting Out of Iraq—in 1932,” which appeared in the American Historical Review won the Love Prize for the year’s best article.  Honorable mention went to Amy Whipple, ‘Into every home, into every body: Organicism and anti-Statism in the British Anti-Fluoridation Movement, 1952-60’, Twentieth Century British History.   Stephanie Koscak (Indiana University) won the NACBS-Huntington Library Fellowship for her project, “Multiplying Pictures for the Public: Reproducing the English Monarch, c. 1649-1780.”   Dissertation Fellowship: Ryan Bibler (University of Virginia) was awared the NACBS Dissertation Fellowship for his project, “Extension and Adaptation of European Legal Forms to the English Atlantic World (c. 1550-1700).”  The Dissertation Travel Grant went to Samantha Sagui (Fordham University) for her project, “Law, Order, and the Development of Urban Policing in Late Medieval England.”  
President Levine was also pleased to announce that the Albion Prize is to be renamed next year the Stansky Prize in honor of the distinguished and beloved historian (and past president of the NACBS), Peter Stansky.

Dane Kennedy
NACBS President

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Call for H-ALBION Book Review Editor: History of England, Wales, and Scotland 1540-1689

H-Albion is looking for candidates who would like serve as our Book Review Editor for England, Wales, and Scotland, 1540-1689.  Applications are invited from scholars specializing in the early modern period.  The successful candidate will serve as book review editor for two years and will be responsible for commissioning and editing book reviews.

Please send a cover letter and CV to Jason M. Kelly at [email protected].

Application deadline is 1 December 2011

H-Albion: The H-Net Discussion Network for British and Irish History
http://www.h-net.org/~albion/

Twitter: @halbion

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NACBS/WCBS Restaurant Guide
The Denver Visitors’ Bureau http://www.denver.org lists many restaurants all over the city. There are lots of eating and drinking establishments very close to the hotel; it’s easy to grab a quick bite, sandwich, or burger on the 16th Street Mall.

You will find the FREE 16th Street Mall Shuttle the best way to move around downtown (or you can walk). The Shuttle stops at every corner on 16th Street between Civic Center and Wynkoop Street.

The following restaurants are highlights, according to me. I take my food and drink seriously.
~Marjorie Levine-Clark

 

Downtown
The following restaurants/drinking establishments are either walking distance or a free mall shuttle ride from the Sheraton:

9th Door, 1808 Blake St., http://www.9thdoor.com/. Really good tapas. Becomes a scene after 9pm or so.

Bistro Vendome, 1420 Larimer St., http://www.bistrovendome.com. Lovely French bistro with lots of atmosphere.

ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro, 1555 Blake St., http://www.cholon.com/denver/. A new favorite. Really interesting cocktails. Try the house-made tonic with Leopold’s gin.

Euclid Hall, 1317 14th St., http://www.euclidhall.com/. Homemade sausages and good beer.

Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake St. http://fallingrocktaphouse.com/. Over 75 beers on tap. The real deal.

Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza, 2129 Larimer St., http://www.marcoscoalfiredpizza.com/. If you’re an east-coast pizza snob (like me), Marco’s might not do it for you, but they do have tasty pies.

Osteria Marco, 1453 Larimer St., http://www.osteriamarco.com/. Homemade salami and cheeses, pizzas, and delicious fare all around.

Panzano, 909 17th St., http://www.panzano-denver.com/. Northern Italian. Good happy hour. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Pint’s Pub, 221 W. 13th Ave, http://pintspub.com/. Cask conditioned ales and the “purveyor of the largest selection of single malt whisky this side of Edinburgh, Scotland.” Not really downtown, but walking distance from the Sheraton.

Restaurant Kevin Taylor, 1106 14th St., http://www.ktrg.net/. Very upscale, very good, very expensive.

Rioja, 1431 Larimer St., http://www.riojadenver.com/. Mediterranean. I highly recommend this one.

Sushi Sasa, 2401 15th St., http://www.sushisasadenver.com/. I might rate Sasa the best sushi in Denver (along with Sushi Den and Itzakaya Den, which are much further from downtown).

TAG Restaurant, 1441 Larimer St., http://tag-restaurant.com/.  Funky small plates and cocktails.

Tamayo, 1400 Larimer St., http://www.richardsandoval.com/tamayo/. Very good modern Mexican cuisine.

Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake St., http://www.vestagrill.com/.  Love the bar and small plates here. One of my favorites.

Wazee Supper Club, 1600 15th St., http://www.wazeesupperclub.com/. Excellent pizza (even according to east coast snob) and beer. Casual and fun.

Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St., http://www.wynkoop.com/. The place that led the renaissance of LoDo. Brew pub and fare.

Confluence Park area
Take the 16th Street Mall Shuttle to the west end, walk down to 15th St. (If you like outdoorsy stuff – you’ll find the flagship REI in this area on the other side of 15th.)

House of Commons, 2401 15th St., http://www.houseofcommonstea.com/. Tea house with good salads, sandwiches, scones and cream.

Mona’s. 2364 15th St., http://monasrestaurant.com/. Breakfast and lunch. Very good.
Paris on the Platte, 1553 Platte St., http://www.parisontheplattecafeandbar.com/. Café and bar. Open late.

Proto’s Pizzeria, 2401 15th St. (actually on Platte St.), http://www.protospizza.com/. Not east coast pizza, but good. Fun atmosphere.

Zengo, 1610 Little Raven St., http://www.richardsandoval.com/zengodenver/. Asian-Latin fusion – and it works.

Uptown
A bus ride (the 20 down 17th) or long walk or cab from the Sheraton. My home turf.

Cheeky Monk, 534 E. Colfax, http://www.thecheekymonk.com/ . Belgian brews and pub fare. The 15 bus.

dBar Desserts, 1475 E. 17th Ave., http://www.dbardesserts.com/. More than just desserts. Always a crowd.

Il Posto, 2011 E. 17th Ave., http://www.ilpostodenver.com/.  Worth the trip. Delicious, fresh, innovative Italian. I’m a regular.

Olivea, 719 E. 17th Ave., http://www.olivearestaurant.com/. Mediterranean small and large plates. Yummy.

Parallel 17, 1600 E. 17th Ave., http://www.parallelseventeen.com/.  Modern Vietnamese. Good for small plates and large.

Steuben’s, 523 E. 17th Ave., http://www.steubens.com/. Funky diner-ish restaurant with good cocktails.

Strings, 1700 Humboldt St., http://www.stringsrestaurant.com/. An institution. Always good.

The Thin Man, 2015 E. 17th Ave. http://www.thinmantavern.com/. No food, great bar. Infused vodkas.

Vine Street Pub, 1700 Vine St., http://www.mountainsunpub.com/. Great beer, good pub fare.

Capitol Hill/Congress Park/Cherry Creek
A few are walkable, but most a cab ride. My other home turf. All of these would be worth the price of a cab.

Barolo Grill, 3030 E. 6th Ave., http://www.barologrilldenver.com/.  A special occasion meal. Northern Italian. Fantastic. Pricey.

Bones, 701 Grant St., http://www.bonesdenver.com/. Amazing. Noodle bowls and fantastic apps. Tiny place.

Fruition, 1313 E. 6th Ave.. http://fruitionrestaurant.com/. One of America’s top new restaurants in 2007. Intimate, lovely, local.

Lala’s Wine Bar and Pizzeria, 410 E. 7th Ave., http://www.lalaswinebar.com/Site/Home.html. Casual. Great wine list and really nice happy hour.

Le Central. 112 E. 8th St., http://www.lecentral.com/. “The affordable French restaurant.”
Luca d’Italia, 711 Grant St., http://www.lucadenver.com/. One of Denver’s best from one of Denver’s top chefs. Pricey.

Mizuna, 225 E. 7th Ave., http://mizunadenver.com/.  Same chef as Luca. Often voted Denver’s best. Pricey.

Potager, 1109 Ogden St., http://www.potagerrestaurant.com/. One of my favorites. All local. Small and large plates. No reservations.

Table 6, 609 Corona St., http://www.table6denver.com/. Interesting combinations, delicious results.

Highlands
A hopping neighborhood I rarely get to. All of these are highly rated restaurants that you can reach by bus or easy cab ride.

Bang! 3472 W. 32nd Ave., http://www.bangdenver.com/.

Duo, 2413 W. 32nd Ave., http://duodenver.com/. Local food.

Highland’s Garden Café, 3927 W. 32nd Ave., http://www.highlandsgardencafe.com/. Old Victorian houses. Lovely.

Lola, 1575 Boulder St., http://www.loladenver.com/. Modern Mexican.

Root Down, 1600 W. 33rd St., http://www.rootdowndenver.com/. Funky, fresh, local. Known for their cocktails.

Sushi Hai, 3600 W. 32nd Ave., http://www.sushihai.com/.

Z Cuisine, 2239 W. 30th Ave., http://www.zcuisineonline.com/. French Bistro.

Old South Pearl
Not close to downtown, but both of these are excellent. And, South Pearl is fun to stroll.

Izakaya Den, 1518 S. Pearl St., http://www.izakayaden.net/.

Sushi Den, 1487 S. Pearl St., http://www.sushiden.net/.

Also of note:
Buckhorn Exchange, 1000 Osage St., http://www.buckhorn.com/. An institution. Big game, etc. I’ve never been. Take light rail.

Taxis
Metro Taxi: 303-333-3333
Yellow Cab: 303-777-7777
Freedom Cab: 303-444-4444

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The NACBS annual meeting is one month away! The Sheraton Downtown Denver has graciously extended the hotel conference room rate until November 4. For information about the conference and to register, please go to http://www.nacbs.org/conference.html.

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CALL FOR PAPERS:
PCCBS ANNUAL MEETING, March 9th-11th, 2012
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, PASADENA, CA

The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS) invites paper and panel proposals for its thirty-ninth annual meeting, to be held at the Huntington Library, from March 9-11, 2012.  Located in the quiet enclave of San Marino and surrounded by its world-renowned botanical gardens, the Huntington offers one of North America’s most valuable research collections, particularly in the fields of history, literature, art, and
religion.

The Pasadena Hilton, located less than two miles from the Huntington Library, will serve as our conference hotel.  An attractive conference room rate of $119 (single or double occupancy) will be available through the Pasadena Hilton.  The closest airport to the Hilton is Bob Hope (Burbank) airport, 17 miles away.  Los Angeles International
Airport lies approximately 30 miles west of the conference hotel.

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 15, 2011.  Proposals should include a 200-word 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 email addresses, are correct and current.  Proposals should be submitted via email attachment by November 15th, 2011, to:

Professor Lori Anne Ferrell, PCCBS Program Committee Chair
Department of English, Claremont Graduate University
[email protected]

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For many years, H-Albion Book Reviews has been an essential feature of our listserv.  Not only has it notified members of new books, but it has also provided top-notch critical reviews and surveys on the state of our field.  This month, we are introducing a new, add-on feature to H-Albion's review service: the H-Albion Bibliography of Publications in British and Irish Studies.

The H-Albion Bibliography of Publications in British and Irish Studies is meant to supplement H-Albion Book Reviews by providing a space for members to announce new books, articles, reviews, and digital resources of interest to the H-Albion community.  Using Zotero, members will be able to add new items to the H-Albion Bibliography as well as to add comments and links to book reviews.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Zotero is a free tool developed by the Center for HIstory and New Media at George Mason University.  The software helps academics collect, organize, cite, and share research sources.  Citations and notes can be stored both locally and in a cloud.  They can be accessed  through the web, as a browser plugin, or as a standalone application.  For more information on Zotero and how to use it, please visit the Zotero website.  There is a great video introduction here: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq94aBrc0pY>.

The H-Albion Bibliography of Publications in British and Irish Studies is a crowd-sourced list, so it is up to the members who use the site to edit and update it.  To post, all you need to do is join the group.  When posting a new item, please be sure to put a summary in the abstract field, a link to the publisher's site, and any other information in the Notes field.  Members can update entries to make them more accurate, but if you would like to comment on the text, please insert the text as a new note.  For new announcements, please subscribe to the RSS feed at https://api.zotero.org/groups/58082/items/top.

Once you have uploaded the information for your new publication, please be sure to submit your book to H-Albion Book Reviews.  The contact information for our editors is below.

Ireland
Nick Wolf - Modern Ireland (1800 to present)
[email protected]

Britain
Margaret McGlynn - Britain (medieval-1540)
[email protected]

Jeffrey Wigelsworth - Britain (1689-1830)
[email protected]

Thomas Hajkowski - Modern Britain (1830- present)
[email protected]

Best wishes,
Jason

--
Jason M. Kelly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of British History, IUPUI

School of Liberal Arts
Indiana University
Department of History, IUPUI
Cavanaugh Hall 503N
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140

telephone: 317.274.1689
fax: 317.278.7800
email: [email protected]

Twitter: @jason_m_kelly  https://twitter.com/#!/Jason_M_Kelly
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jason-kelly/18/531/6a9
Academia.edu: http://iupui.academia.edu/JasonMKelly
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