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Northeast Conference on British Studies
Boston, November 1999

 
 NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES
    NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON BRITISH STUDIES
          1999 ANNUAL MEETING, BOSTON
 
         *** FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS ***


The North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) will hold its
annual meeting in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Northeast
Conference on British Studies (NECBS) in Boston, MA, from Friday November
19th to Sunday November 21st 1999. 
 
The NACBS, the main organization for British Studies in Canada and the
United States, and its Northeast affiliate, the NECBS, 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 NECBS 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 12th, 1999, 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: Christopher.M.Waters@williams.edu
 
VISIT THE NEW NACBS WEBSITE:  http://www.nacbs.org/NACBS/