Irishness and Celebrity MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies
contact email: 
k.steele@tcu.edu

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.

IRISHNESS AND CELEBRITY
Papers should explore how Irish identity informs the performance, dissemination, celebration, or limitations of celebrity, whether as small and big screen actors or directors, public intellectuals, writers, political activists, or rock stars. Papers might explore travel writing, stage Irishness, colonial celebrity, self-promotion, self-narration, glamour, the narcissism of stardom, notoriety, or more.

SEND 200-WORD PROPOSALS BY MARCH 15, 2010. PRESENTATIONS MAY NOT EXCEED 20 MINUTES.

Questions? Please contact Karen Steele, ACIS Representative
k.steele@tcu.edu

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
popular_culture
postcolonial
romantic
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian