Archives of Irish Studies in the 21st Century MLA in Los Angeles, January 2011

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American Conference for Irish Studies
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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.

ARCHIVES OF IRISH STUDIES IN THE 21 CENTURY
Papers should explore practical and theoretical challenges in researching, teaching, collecting, and/or documenting Irish culture. Papers might explore the difficulties and provisional solutions in tracking social or political phenomenon, such as scandal or an author's posthumous lives; theorize about the influence of new media or databases in teaching and research; or consider the cultural politics of collecting and the creative uses of memorabilia. Papers addressing the use of the Clark Archives, which include materials relating to 17th and 18th century Ireland, are especially welcome.

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