01/11/19 – call for papers & panels IAAS “Counter-narratives and Hidden Histories’.”

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Call for papers: Counter-Narratives and Hidden Histories IAAS 3-4 April 2020, Maynooth

As the Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) turns 50 in 2020, we are delighted to announce that a special anniversary conference will be hosted at Maynooth University in Ireland on 3rd and 4th April. In keeping with the Association’s ongoing ethos of providing space and opportunity to voices, stories, and bodies historically marginalised by dominant discourses, IAAS 2020 invites submissions on the theme of ‘Counter-narratives and Hidden Histories’.

Abstracts for individual papers, panels, or roundtables are welcomed on topics related to this broad theme across all disciplines of American and Latin American Studies, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Education and pedagogy
  • Film
  • History
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Visual Culture

The conference will also host a special roundtable session on ‘Anti-racist Teaching and Scholarship’, and welcomes submissions of individual abstracts considering, for example, whiteness in academia, academia and activism, teaching ‘race’, and other related subjects.

Deadline & how to apply

Deadline for submissions: 1st November 2019

Individual submissions:

Please provide an abstract of no more than 250 words, along with your name and a brief biography.

Panel submissions:

Please provide a brief description of your panel (3 presenters), along with the names and brief biographies of the proposed presenters, and an individual abstract (250 words) for each paper.

The composition of panels should be diverse whenever possible, and all-male panels should be avoided.

Roundtable submissions:

Please provide a brief description of your roundtable (between 4 and 8 presenters), along with the names and brief biographies of the proposed presenters, and an individual abstract for each paper (no more than 100 words).

The composition of roundtables should be diverse, and all-male roundtables will not be accepted.

** There will be concession rates for students, ECRs, and scholars on fixed-term contracts.**

** Bursaries are also available. **

Please send submissions to: IAAS2020conference@gmail.com

Please send enquiries to: Catherine.Gander@mu.ie

Other info, Links & conditions

Confirmed keynote speaker: Professor Amy Mooney (Columbia College Chicago; Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford).

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