ACIS Midwest Regional Conference (Deadline: August 1, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
The American Conference for Irish Studies
contact email: 
acismidwest@gmail.com

The 37th annual ACIS Midwest Regional Conference in Iowa City (October 10-12, 2013) welcomes proposals for papers on any and all topics related to Irish studies – from new and existing ACIS members, alike. The conference theme of “Other Irelands” considers all disciplines and approaches as warranted in our continued explication of Irish studies. Some of the many, many topics papers might address include:

-Immigration, emigration and the changing face of racism

-Architectural developments beyond the thatched cottage or Georgian house

-The social and economic impacts of the Celtic Tiger’s rise and fall

-Literary evolutions in 21st century Ireland

-Digital landscapes and historical Ireland

To propose an individual paper (twenty minutes in length), please submit the following information in a PDF:

Name, academic affiliation, title of paper, a 250 word abstract

Proposals should be submitted by no later than 1 August 2013 to conference director Tom Keegan at: acismidwest@gmail.com

The conference organizers are pleased to announce that Dr. Stephanie Rains of NUI Maynooth will deliver the 2013 Lawrence MacBride Memorial Lecture at 6PM on the Thursday, October 10th. Dr. Rains is the programme coordinator for NUI Maynooth's BA in in Media Studies. Her most recent work, Commodity Culture and Social Class in Dublin 1850-1916 (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2010), addresses the transformation of Irish society and commerce in the nineteenth century as well as the "changing conceptions of shopping as a social or political practice." Her talk, "'Get On, or Get Out!': Publishing, Class and Social Aspiration in Edwardian Ireland" will explore the "other Ireland" of the lower-middle class.

Additional information can be found at www.acismidwest.com

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