CFP: [Ethnic] American Conference for Irish Studies- Southern Region 2008

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Karen McNeany

American Conference for Irish Studies: Southern Region 2008
Savannah, GA
March 6-8, 2008
On 17 June 1904, Molly Bloom reminisced, "yes I said yes I will Yes."
Around eighty years later Ian Paisley protested, "Ulster Says No," a
partial echo of "No Surrender" (the cry during the late-seventeenth-
century Siege of Londonderry). Assertions of "yes" and "no"â€"and acts of
assent and dissentâ€"play prominently in Irish experience: past and present;
at home and abroad. Our conference welcomes proposals on any aspect of
Irish Studies, but it especially invites proposals that elaborate the
theme, Ireland: Assent and Dissent.

Possible areas for consideration include, but are by no means limited to:

dissenting religious and political traditions within Ireland and its
Theobald Wolfe Tone's ideal of "unit[ing] Protestant, Catholic and
Dissenter under the common name of Irishmen";
endorsement and dissension in Irish literature, film-making, art, and
yes/no referenda on such issues as divorce, abortion, the Good Friday
Agreement, and citizenship rights;
"sea" and "ní hea" in Irish-language writing and politics;
shifts from "no" to "yes" in Unionist and Republican rhetoric;
the reality or myth of "No Irish Need Apply";
Irish assent vis-à-vis economic, political, cultural, and military facets
of Europeanization and globalization;
suspension of the GAA's ban on foreign games;
Irish utopias or "no-places."
Proposal Deadline: December 7, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: December 19, 2007.
Read the Complete Call for Proposals HERE.
Contact information: Howard Keeley ( at the
Center for Irish Studies at Georgia Southern University

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