Irish Studies

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American Conference for Irish Studies
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The 2010 national meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held on 5 – 8 May 2010 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday evening, May 5th, and concurrent panels will begin on Thursday morning, May 6th. 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. We welcome proposals for individual papers, which, if accepted, will be placed within a relevant panel. Proposals for panels are especially welcome, and panels have been proposed on Reassessing Diasporic Studies within Irish Studies and Reassessing Irish Historiography. Additional papers are welcome on such topics as evolving literary and visual arts movements, the culture and literature of Northern Ireland, and other related topics. Plenary speakers confirmed to date are Dean John Harrington (Fordham University) and Dr. James Smith (Boston College). Moya Cannon will be reading from her poetry at a special session. U.S carriers offer frequent flights to State College, PA. Further details will be posted as they become available. A conference website is also under development. Due Date for Conference Paper Proposals: Tuesday, 24 November 2009. Please send your 250 word (or less) abstract to Dr. Tramble T. Turner at If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact me at 215 868.5848 (mobile), 215 881.7532 (office), or via e-mail at Dr. Tramble T. Turner Associate Professor of English Penn State Abington 1600 Woodland Rd. Abington, PA 19001