CFP: [18th] Transatlantic Ireland, ASECS, 3/27/08 - 3/30/08

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Juliet Shields
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Call for Papers: “Transatlantic Ireland” (Irish Studies Caucus) American
Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Portland, Oregon March 27-30,

While critics and historians have explored extensively the literary,
political, and cultural connections between eighteenth-century Ireland
and Continental Europe, the connections between Ireland and North America
remain relatively unexamined. Yet, during the long eighteenth century,
Ireland and the American colonies occupied similar, although far from
identical, positions in relation to the English imperial center.
Accordingly, both Irish and American writers were concerned with defining
the distinctions between colony and nation, and with exploring the
ramifications of political union. This panel invites papers discussing
explicit and implicit literary, political, and cultural connections
between Ireland and North America: the Irish in America, Americans in
Ireland, settler colonialism, revolution, political union, and nation
formation, among other topics.

Please email paper proposals of 300-500 words to Juliet Shields at by September 15, 2007. For further information
on the ASECS conference, see

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