2017 annual American Conference for Irish Studies call for proposals

The 2017 annual international meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be in Kansas City, Missouri, March 29-April 2, 2017, hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The conference welcomes proposals on all aspects of Irish Studies, including the arts, cinema, culture, history, language, literature, and politics of Ireland and its diaspora. The conference invites proposals for individual presentations, pedagogy roundtables, panels, and workshops, including submissions from graduate students and independent scholars.

Especially welcome are proposals that address connections between history and literature and the visual arts such as painting, photography, sculpture, and cinema. The sesquicentennial of Fenian activism, including the Manchester Martyrs and the founding of Clan na Gael. Irish music, the social sciences, and sciences. Topics that cross disciplinary lines. Confirmed plenary speakers include Fearghal McGarry, Mary O¹Malley, Marilynn Richtarik, and Elaine Sisson.

Individual paper proposals should be 250 words in length and include a title that will appear in the program. Panel and roundtable proposals should be 500 words total in length and provide an overview of the session. Please include a very brief bio (50 words) for all participants. Proposals and papers may be presented in English, Irish, or bilingually. Presenters and chairs must register for the conference and must be members in good standing of ACIS. (For membership details, see: http://acisweb.org/membership/join-acis/) We hope all presenters will participate in the life of the conference over several days.

Please submit proposals and bios as Word documents to acis17@umkc.edu by December 15, 2016. Proposers will be notified of acceptance by January 20, 2017.