Midwest Conference on British Studies
51st Annual Meeting
Sept. 22-25, 2005
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its fifty-first annual meeting will be held at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.
This year's plenary speakers are: Christopher Harvie, Professor of British and Irish Studies at Tubingen University; and Terry Eagleton, Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory at the University of Manchester.
The MWCBS seeks papers from scholars in all fields of British Studies, broadly defined to include those who study England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Britain's empire. Proposals for complete sessions organized around a common theme are preferred, although proposals for individual papers will be considered if they can be combined with others. Especially welcome are cross-disciplinary panels and proposals for thematic sessions or roundtable discussions on interdisciplinary issues and teaching British history, literature and culture. The MWCBS also encourages paper and panel submissions relating to online or technology-based teaching and research in British Studies. Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a brief c.v. for each participant, including chairs and commentators.
Possible areas of focus might include (but are not limited to): histories of reading, visual literacy, nationalism, colonialism, and gender. We encourage panels that include papers in both literary studies and history.
The MWCBS welcomes papers presented by advanced graduate students and will award a prize for the best graduate student paper given at the conference. As always, further information is available from the MWCBS website (web address shown below)
All proposals should be submitted by April 15, 2005 to Craig Dionne (contact information provided below).
Program Committee: Craig Dionne, Chair, Eastern Michigan University; Theodore Koditschek, University of Missouri, Columbia; Martin Wainwright, University of Akron; Jim Smyth, University of Notre Dame.
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