The Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) will hold its annual meeting in 2019 in Montreal, Québec, Canada on Friday and Saturday, October 4-5. The conference will be hosted by McGill University, with Brian Lewis acting as local arrangements coordinator.
We solicit the participation of scholars in all areas of British Studies, broadly defined. In particular, we welcome proposals for interdisciplinary panels that draw on the work of historians, literary critics, and scholars in other disciplines, whose focus is on Britain and its empire, from the Middle Ages to the present. 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, on current issues in the field, or pedagogical practices with respect to the teaching of particular aspects of British Studies are also encouraged. The typical ninety-minute panel will include three papers (each lasting roughly twenty minutes) and a chair. (In the interest of allowing greater audience participation in Q&A, the position of "moderator/comment" is optional.) Roundtables may have a looser format.
Proposals should include a general description of the panel or roundtable (including an overall title), a 200-300 word abstract for each paper to be read, and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant. Please include in the proposal the address, phone number, and e-mail address of all participants (including the chair and, if applicable, moderator). For panel or roundtable proposals, please note the name of the main contact person. Electronic submissions (as e-mail attachments in Word) are preferred, with all the various materials presented in a single document.
Graduate students, please note: Each year the NECBS Executive Committee awards the David Underdown Memorial Prise to the best graduate student paper presented at the conference. (See details at www.NECBS.org.)
All submissions must be received by May 1, 2019 (final decisions will be announced in late June 2019).
Please send your proposals to:
Caroline Shaw, NECBS Vice President and Program Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Shaw, NECBS Vice President and Program Chair