Western Region, American Conference for Irish Studies, Oct 16-17, 2009

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A Call for Papers

American Conference for Irish Studies-West

25th Annual Meeting

C.B. Hannegan's
Los Gatos, California

October 16-17, 2009

Theme: Ireland and Its Influences

Multidisciplinary Program to include but not limited to:

Humanities, Social Science and Arts
(All Broadly Defined)

The papers being sought may deal with any aspect of the life and culture of Ireland or the Irish at home and worldwide. ACIS-W enjoys an established reputation for interest in and encouragement of diverse presentations. You must be an American Conference of Irish Studies member to apply.

The mechanics of applying are easy. You must e-mail two items to the program chair: (1) a one-paragraph statement identifying yourself, your affiliation, your work, and your interests in Irish Studies, and (2) a one-page only abstract of what you offer for presentation before the ACIS-W 25th Anniversary Meeting.

E-mail these two items (bio and abstract) to the Program Chair, Professor Timothy J. O'Keefe at: TOKeefe@scu.edu

Program presentations will be no more than 15-20 minutes each, depending on the number of papers to be presented in each session. Performance submissions are also welcomed, as is the work of graduate students.

The Jordan-Potts Prize for the best conference paper by an emerging scholar will be offered. "Emerging Scholars" are defined as those who are no more than two years beyond the receipt of their terminal degrees. Those who qualify and wish to be considered for the Jordan-Potts Prize should also note this on their application.

The deadline for all applications to present a paper at the ACIS-W 25th Anniversary Meeting is May 1, 2009. Professor O'Keefe and his program committee will review the offered papers and organize the program around sub-themes as they emerge from among submissions. The committee's target deadline for announcing acceptances is May 25, 2009.

Venue Note

In celebration of the 25-year history of the American Conference for Irish Studies-West the annual meeting is being hosted beyond the standard university or college setting.

Los Gatos is a small town nestled in the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains where Highway 17 leaves the Silicon Valley and winds south to the ocean beaches and costal redwood groves.

Hannegan's is an established fun place that enjoys its own literary moments. Hannegan's only limitation is space. We can host only 50 for the conference dinner and only 70 for the conference sessions. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

The park-like Los Gatos Lodge will be our evenings' resting place. Comfortable rooms, spacious grounds, pool, complimentary breakfast. We have negotiated well below-market group rates for high quality accommodations. Please request the ACIS-West rate when you register. The Lodge is a rigorous walk to Hannegan's (.7 of a mile). Los Gatos and its Lodge are 10 minutes south of the San Jose's Mineta International Airport.

Your Los Gatos hosts are: C. B. Hannegan's (208 Bachman Ave. Los Gatos, CA 95030), Professor Timothy J. O'Keefe (Santa Clara University), and Professor Emeritus James P. Walsh (San Jose State University).

For paper submissions and related questions you should E-mail Tim O'Keefe at: TOKeefe@scu.edu

All other questions on local conference details should be directed to Jim Walsh at: jwalsh@email.sjsu.edu

To check C.B. Hannegan's: www.cbhannegans.com

To check The Los Gatos Lodge: www. losgatoslodge.com

Registration forms will be forthcoming.