Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies on the topic 'After the Homecoming: Images of Diaspora and Images of Home in Irish and Scottish Culture'
The AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen is editing a special issue of the peer–reviewed biannual Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies to be published in Spring 2011 on the topic:
After the Homecoming: Images of Diaspora and Images of Home in Irish and Scottish Culture
From the lighting of the candle in Áras an Uachtaráin to the Scottish Homecoming of 2009 the Irish and Scottish diasporas have been the subject of public controversy. Crucially these debates have revolved around a series of contested images: the representation of ethnic identity, the idealisation of citizenship within national-state politics and the projection of small nations on a global stage. This special issue of the Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies invites contributors to consider the politicisation of Irish and Scottish migrant communities through the prism of political, literary, historical and artistic evidence. We welcome contributions from the fields of history, literature, geography, art history and related disciplines, and will focus on Irish and Scottish experiences of diaspora at home and abroad from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century.
Proposals for papers (100-200 words) should be sent by 31 January 2010 to Dr. Michael Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org). The decision to commission the paper will be reached by 10 February 2010. The draft article of 5,000-8,000 words should reach the editors by 21 May 2010. The peer-reviewing process will be completed by 30 July 2010 with the issue appearing in March 2011.
For the full 'Call for Submissions', please visit: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/riiss/ISSjournalCallForContributions.shtml
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