CFP: [International] Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchanges
CFP: Ireland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchanges (01/15/09;
The Seventh Conference of EFACIS: THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF ASSOCIATIONS
AND CENTRES OF IRISH STUDIES <www.efacis.org>
â€œIRELAND IN/AND EUROPE: CROSS-CURRENTS AND EXCHANGESâ€
3-6 SEPTEMBER 2009, UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, AUSTRIA
â€œEuropeanise Ireland, Hibernicise Europeâ€ â€" the motto for this conference
is provided by James Joyce himself, who, it would not be an exaggeration to
say, had spent most of his writing life in mainland Europe (including
Austria or the Habsburg Empire, as it was then) benefiting from cultural
hybridity and cross-currents characteristic of cultural and linguistic
The recent referendum on the Lisbon Treaty firmly put Ireland into the
limelight again and made continental Europeans aware of â€œthe island behind
the islandâ€. It also brought to a head the issue of
Irish-European/European-Irish relations and the necessity for
cross-cultural dialogue and exchange.
In accordance with its general objectives EFACIS invites contributions on
the theme of â€œIreland in/and Europe: Cross-Currents and Exchangesâ€ from a
variety of perspectives and a variety of disciplines (history, philosophy,
theology, politics, sociology, economics, sport, literature, theatre, film
and media studies, cultural studies and culture as lived experience).
Topics may include, but are not limited to: Irish-European/European-Irish
Cultural Relations; Ireland in/and/out of the EU; The Theme of â€œEuropeâ€ in
Irish Studies; The Irish Diaspora in Europe; Emigration/ Immigration/
Re-Immigration (from the early missionaries to The Wild Geese to European
migrants in Ireland); Cultural Transfer; Comparative Approaches.
Abstracts: If you would like to propose a paper (in English, not exceeding
20 minutes), please submit your title and an abstract of 250 words
accompanied by a short biographical sketch. In addition to the presentation
of papers we invite contributions to alternative forms of discussion: e.g.
proposals for themed panels, poster sessions etc.
A special feature of the 2009 conference will be the inclusion of an
information session on European funding, including representatives from
major funding agencies in Europe, and â€œmatch-makingâ€ sessions/ workshops
for participants seeking European partners for funding proposals.
Doctoral students are particularly invited to present aspects of their
â€˜work in progressâ€™ in a specially arranged postgraduate forum.
Deadline for submission of proposals and abstracts: 15 January 2009.
All correspondence should be addressed to:
Prof. Dr. Werner Huber, Department of English, University of Vienna,
Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 8, A-1090 Wien/Vienna, AUSTRIA,
tel:+43 1 4277 42481, fax:+43 1 4277 42498;
NB: Only paid-up members are eligible to read papers at EFACIS conferences.
(Membership subscriptions may be taken out or renewed during the
conference.) To join EFACIS, please contact the EFACIS Treasurer: Mark
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