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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

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.

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