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Call for Papers

CAIS 2008: Call for Papers

The 2008 Canadian Association for Irish Studies is holding its annual conference and AGM from May 28-31, St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. The conference will begin with a reception on Wednesday the 28th and conclude with the traditional CAIS banquet on Saturday the 31st.

Conference organizers are calling for 20-minute contributions on any aspect connected with or suggested by the conference theme: Irish Eyes – Visions and Revisions. Topics and themes may include but are not limited to:

- speculation and spectacle
- site lines: territories actual and virtual
- sights and signs: tourism, marketing, popular culture
- scenes private and public, literary and political
- film, theatre, and visual arts
- seeing and believing
- visual cultures
- memories and countermemories
- reflections, predictions, past and future orientations
- Ireland looking abroad (and as seen from abroad)
- surveillance, intelligence
- exposures, recoveries
- inquests, inquiries, tribunals, trials
- witnessing

Please send a 200-250 word abstract no later than January 5, 2008 to

Dr. Duncan Greenlaw
Department of English
St. Jerome’s University
Waterloo, ON,
Canada N2L 3G3
dgreenlaw@uwaterloo.ca

Please paste the abstract into the body of e-mail submissions and be sure to include your full name, contact information, and academic affiliation (if any). Abstracts will be assessed by a conference committee. All presenters at CAIS conferences must be paid-up members of CAIS.

For more information: www.irishstudies.ca