CFP: Voices and Visions: Ireland Across Disciplines (8/1/07; 10/18/07-10/20/07)

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Voices and Visions: Ireland Across Disciplines
Midwest ACIS Conference: 10/18-20/2007
University of Missouri-Kansas City

The American Conference for Irish Studies invites you to attend the thirty-first annual Midwest ACIS meeting centered on the theme Voices and Visions: Ireland Across Disciplines.

This conference hopes to cross disciplinary lines to explore interactions among art, history, music, literature, cinema, and culture in Ireland from earliest times to the present.

Plenary Speakers:

Sighle Bhreathnach-Lynch, Curator of Irish Art, National Gallery of Art and author of Ireland's Art / Ireland's History: Representing Ireland (1845-Present) (2007), and of numerous articles on art and its role in Irish national identity.

Pat Collins, director of over thirteen documentaries including the award winning John McGahern: A Private World (2005), Frank O'Connor: A Lonely Voice (2004), Tory Island (2003), Talking to the Dead (2000), and most recently a documentary on the Irish language poet Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill.
Harry White, Professor of Music at University College Dublin and author of The Keeper's Recital (1998), The Progress of Music in Ireland (2005) and Music and the Irish Literary Imagination (forthcoming).

The conference welcomes papers on any aspect of Irish studies from new or present ACIS members. Please propose twenty-minute papers in 250-300 word abstracts in .pdf or .doc format to Joan Dean, at by August 1, 2007. Include your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information in that document, as well as in the body of your email. (To join ACIS, see

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, host to this year's Midwest meeting, is in the heart of Kansas City. The conference will begin with a plenary lecture at the Nelson-Atkins Museum at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 10/18 and conclude on Saturday evening, 10/20 with a performance by the Elders.

"You know you know the way to Kansas City."
-Van Morrison

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