The Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) will hold its annual meeting this year in Boston on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November 2008. The conference will be hosted by Boston College and take place on its Chestnut Hill campus.
We solicit the participation of scholars in all areas of British Studies, broadly defined. In particular, we welcome proposals for interdisciplinary panels that draw on the work of historiŽans, literary critics, and scholars in other disciplines whose focus is on Britain and its empire, from the Middle Ages to the present. Proposals for entire panels on a comŽmon theme will be given priority, alŽthough individual paper proposals will also be considŽered if several of them can be assembled to create a viable panel. Proposals for roundtŽable discussions of a topical work, or current issue in the field, or pedagogical practices with respect to the teaching of particular aspects of British Studies are also encouraged. The typical ninety-minute panel will include three papers, each lasting fifteen-twenty minutes, a chair, and a commenŽtator.
Proposals should include a general description of the panel or roundtable, a 200-300 word abstract for each paper to be read and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant. The address, phone number, and e-mail address of every participant (including the chair and commentaŽtor) must be included in the proposal. For panel or roundtable proposals the name of the main contact person should be noted clearly.
All submissions must be received by Monday 5th May (decisions will be announced by Sunday 1st June).
Please send your proposals to:
Chris Waters, NECBS Program Chair
Department of History
Williamstown, MA 01267
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