Call for Papers, Annual Meeting, Online, 22-23 October 2021
The Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) will hold its 2021 annual meeting on Friday and Saturday, October 22 and 23. The meeting will take place virtually, using Zoom as the online platform.
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 teaching of particular aspects of British Studies are also encouraged. The typical ninety-minute panel will include three papers (each lasting for roughly twenty minutes) and a chair. (In the interest of allowing greater audience participation in Q&A, the position of "moderator/chair" 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 the address, phone number, and e-mail address of all participants (including the chair and, if applicable, moderator) in the proposal. For panel or roundtable proposals, please note the name of the main contact person. Electronic submissions (as e-mail attachments in MS 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 Prize to the best graduate student paper presentated at the conference (see detaills at www.necbs.org).
All submissions must be received by June 1, 2021 (final decisions will be announced in early July 2021).
Please send your proposals to:
Professor Brian Lewis, NECBS Vice President and Program Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Caroline Shaw, NECBS President