Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) will host their annual conference on April 28th and 29th, at the University of Limerick in Ireland. This year’s theme will be “In/Security.”
The hybrid event will be the first IAAS Annual Conference since 2019 to include an in-person element. This year, IAAS is inviting proposals that consider security, safety, defence, and protection, as well as their opposites: insecurity, precarity, vulnerability, and danger. The conference will look at security at various scales, the various senses and feelings of terms like “security” and “safe,” and the different ways in which notions of security and its absence structure cultural, social, political, and economic discourses in the Americas.
The conference organizers welcome individual proposals or panel proposals. Individual participants should submit abstracts of no more than 300 words for a 20-minute paper. Panel proposals will normally consist of an overall proposal of 200 words, plus individual abstracts of no more than 150 words for each of 3 papers for 1½-hour sessions. Proposals for innovative, alternative panel formats are also encouraged.
All proposals should include a short academic biography (50-100 words) for each presenter. Priority for online presentations will be reserved for those with accessibility issues or those who are outside of Ireland.
Papers from all disciplines in American Studies are welcome, including literary studies, history, politics, economics, geography, science, philosophy, media studies, film studies, photography, art, music and dance, cultural studies, international relations, and others, and from any theoretical or practical perspective.
The deadline for submissions, to IAAS2023@ul.ie, is January 31st, 2023. All presenters at the Annual Conference must be members of the IAAS. For more information, visit their website.
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