ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: "(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern"

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American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)

ACIS-West 2010

"(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern"

Call for Papers

The 2010 western regional meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held on 1-3 October 2010 at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Christopher Murray, Emeritus Professor of Drama and Theatre History, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. Professor Murray's address is titled, "'The new thing that has happened, or the old thing that has happened again': Beckett and the Irish sensibility."

The accomplished poet Trevor Joyce will also provide a reading as part of the conference proceedings. Trevor Joyce is currently the Judith E. Wilson Visiting Poetry Fellow at Cambridge University (2009/10).

The announced theme is intended to encourage a broad range of paper topics. Papers are welcome on any Irish Studies topic, including traditional concerns of the discipline and evolving areas of interest in the visual, literary, and interdisciplinary areas.

Due date for abstracts for proposed papers: 15 May 2010. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 June 2010.

Please send your abstract (250 words or fewer) to Jodi Chilson at If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact me via e-mail or phone (208-426-3604). Jodi Chilson, Boise State University, Graduate College, MS-1110, 1910 University Drive, Boise, Idaho, 83725.

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