Politics of Language - MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

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American Conference for Irish Studies
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2011 MLA Convention, Los Angeles
Modern Language Association (MLA) / ACIS (American Conference for Irish Studies)

The American Conference for Irish Studies will host two panels at the January 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles. Please send 200-word abstracts to Karen Steele (k.steele@tcu.edu) by March 15, 2010. All panelists must be registered MLA members by April 1, 2010 to be included on the Los Angeles conference program; all panelists must also be registered ACIS members.

POLITICS OF LANGUAGE: Papers should explore the social, cultural, or political implications of Celtic languages and literatures, especially as they relate to Irish national or postcolonial identity, from the 17th century to the present. Papers might include discussions of translation, Celticism, historical breaks and continuities, minority discourse, and more.