Text and Beyond Text in Irish Studies: New Visual, Material, & Spatial Perspectives

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2011 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Irish Studies
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irishstu@alcor.concordia.ca

Text and Beyond Text in Irish Studies: New Visual, Material, & Spatial Perspectives. 2011 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies.
July 6-9, 2011, at Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

Initially based primarily on text-based literary and historical investigation, Irish Studies have increasingly been infused by resources and methods derived from other disciplines. Explorations of visual communication, of material culture and the built environment, and of performance generate contrapuntal meanings to be considered alongside textually derived narratives. Indeed, words (whether sung, spoken or written), aside from their own function and inherent value in history and culture, also serve as conduits to study Irish things, places, and performances.

The premise of this conference is to encourage a flourishing dynamic between the study of text-based materials and that of images, things, sounds, tastes, movement, and other cultural and social markers, as a means of offering new perspectives on Irish Studies. The Canadian Association for Irish Studies, therefore, invites papers on any aspect of these disciplines. Papers are also invited on other topics of interest to members of CAIS.

Please submit your proposal (approximately 250 words) and a brief (50 word) bio to irishstu@alcor.concordia.ca. The submission deadline is FEBRUARY 21, 2011. Any correspondence related to the conference should be sent to the abovementioned email address.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
romantic
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian