CFP: [General] Northeast Conference on British Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Waters
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The Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) will hold its annual
meeting this year in Boston on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November
2008. The conference will be hosted by Boston College and take place on
its Chestnut Hill campus.

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 histori¬ans, 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 com¬mon theme will be given priority, al¬though individual
paper proposals will also be consid¬ered if several of them can be
assembled to create a viable panel. Proposals for roundt¬able discussions
of a topical work, or current issue 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 fifteen-twenty minutes, a chair, and a

Proposals should include a general description of the panel or
roundtable, a 200-300 word abstract for each paper to be read and a one-
page curriculum vitae for each participant. The address, phone number,
and e-mail address of every participant (including the chair and
commenta¬tor) must be included in the proposal. For panel or roundtable
proposals the name of the main contact person should be noted clearly.

All submissions must be received by Monday 5th May (decisions will be
announced by Sunday 1st June).

Please send your proposals to:

        Chris Waters, NECBS Program Chair
        Department of History
        Stetson Hall
        Williams College
        Williamstown, MA 01267

        voice: 413.597.2106
        fax: 413.597.3673

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