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Call for Papers

Ireland and the Atlantic: Intercultural Contact and Conflict

The Canadian Association for Irish Studies (CAIS) invites proposal for presentations of twenty minutes in length–as well as full panel discussions–for its annual conference, to be held this year at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 22-25 June 2005.  The theme of the CAIS conference this year is Ireland and the Atlantic: Intercultural Contact and Conflict.

Possible topics, very broadly defined, include (but are not limited to):

  • Comparative historical or literary work on the Irish diaspora and/or other migrant groups in the Atlantic destinations to which they travelled
  • Cultural hybridity and transfer in trans-Atlantic perspective
  • Globalisation and immigration in comparative perspective
  • Scots-Irish culture, history, and literature
  • Trans-Atlantic Irish ethnicity and inter-cultural contact/conflict with other ethnic groups

The deadline for paper proposals is April 15th, 2005. Paper proposals should be 250-500 words in length, and sent either electronically or by post to:

Dr. Jason King
English Department
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Maynooth, County Kildare