Drew University, in association with the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland, is pleased to announce the first annual Transatlantic Connections Conference in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The conference explores relationships between Ireland and the USA, and papers will cover the following areas:
Transatlantic Connections in History: in particular, transatlantic cooperation in the Abolition of slavery, American and Irish independence, Civil Rights in both countries and the Irish Peace Process.
Transatlantic Themes in Literature: critical and creative work from scholars and writers.
Food Culture: comparisons of the cuisines of Ireland and the United States. American Irish vs. Irish foodstuff and the future of food and drink in both countries.
Film Studies: Irish cinema in the world.
Surf Culture: Surfing and tourism in Ireland, visual culture, arts, music & surf culture, gender studies & surfing, Surfing & education.
The Conference will also feature plenary lectures on historical and cultural topics pertaining to Ireland, America, and their relationship since the eighteenth century.
Paper proposals (150-250 word abstracts and CV) in any of the five listed themes should be emailed to conference coordinator Niamh Hamill (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than November 15, 2013.
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