Politics of Language: ACIS-Sponsored Panel for MLA, Jan 2012

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Karen Steele / American Conference for Irish Studies
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The American Conference for Irish Studies will host one panel at the January 2012 MLA convention in Seattle.

POLITICS OF LANGUAGE: Papers should explore the social, cultural, or political implications of Irish 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, collapse of Celtic Tiger, and more.

Please send 200-word abstracts to Karen Steele (k.steele@tcu.edu) by March 21, 2011. All panelists must be registered MLA members by April 1, 2011 to be included on the Seattle conference program; all panelists must also be registered ACIS members.