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British Studies Conference
Colorado Springs, October 1998

British Studies Conference Colorado Springs, October 1998
The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Western Conference on British Studies (WCBS) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from Friday October 16th to Sunday October 18th 1998. The NACBS, the main organization for British Studies in Canada and the United States, and its Western affiliate, the WCBS, seek participation by scholars in all areas of British Studies. In particular, they solicit proposals for interdisciplinary panels that draw on the work of historians, literary critics, and scholars in other disciplines whose focus is on Britain. The NACBS and WCBS also welcome panel proposals on medieval Britain. North American scholars, scholars from overseas, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit proposals to the Program Chair of the NACBS. Proposals for entire panels on a common theme will be given priority, although individual paper proposals will also be considered if several of them can be assembled to create a viable panel. Proposals for roundtable discussions of a topical work or issue are also welcome. The typical panel will include three papers, each lasting twenty minutes, a chair, and a separate commentator. No participant will be permitted to take part in more than one session, and no more that one proposal will be considered from each applicant. Committed to the principle of ensuring the broadest possible participation of scholars of all facets of British Studies, the program committee will give priority to proposals submitted by individuals who did not read papers at the last two consecutive meetings. North American paricipants in the meeting will ordinarily be expected to be members of the NACBS. Proposals should include a 200-300 word abstract of each paper to be read and a one-two page curriculum vitae for each participant, including the chair and commentator. Under normal circumstances, the role of the chair and commentator should be filled by two different individuals. The address, phone number, and e-mail address of EACH participant (including chairs and commentators) must be included in the proposal. For entire panel proposals, the name of the principal contact person should be noted clearly. In order to be considered, all proposals MUST be received by the NACBS program committee by FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27th, 1998, at the very latest. Please MAIL your proposals to: Chris Waters NACBS Program Chair Department of History Stetson Hall Williams College Williamstown, MA 01267 USA voice: +1-413.597.2524 fax: +1-413.597.3673 e-mail: