New England Conference for Irish Studies (NEACIS), 10/14/11-10/15/11

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Ellen Scheible
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Call for Papers: New England ACIS
Bridgewater State University
October 14-15, 2011

Who's Afraid of the Celtic Tiger?
Economics, Trade and the Undead in Irish Culture

The death of the Celtic Tiger has risen to the forefront of many debates concerning twenty-first-century economics in Ireland. Various literary and historical perspectives attempt to make sense of Ireland's modernity and nationhood by challenging, celebrating and sometimes even slaying a metaphorical Celtic Tiger. What do we mean when we refer to the Celtic Tiger? Is the Celtic Tiger really dead? Will the death of economic prosperity lead to a reanimation of previous cultural and literary formations in Ireland? Should we be afraid of the (un)dead Celtic Tiger? The 2011 New England ACIS regional conference will explore the topic of Irish culture, trade and economics. Papers in all Irish Studies disciplines are encouraged, as are all papers on Irish subjects that do not specifically address the conference theme. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate. Proposals for panels are welcome.

Papers should not exceed 20 minutes in length.
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to:

Ellen Scheible
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Bridgewater State University

The deadline for submission is September 2, 2011.

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There are a number of hotels in the greater Boston area where conference attendees make book reservations for their stay. The official conference hotel is the Fairfield Inn Plymouth Middleboro. There are a number of rooms reserved at a conference rate for the weekend. Please mention the NEACIS at Bridgewater State University when booking reservations. The last day to reserve a room at the conference rate is September 14.

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