Conference on Connections between India and Europe

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on April 8, 2011

New Global Connections: India and Europe in the Long Eighteenth Century
Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, 5-6 May 2011

"Old Court House and Street, Calcutta," 1786

The Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, is holding an international symposium entitled New Global Connections: India and Europe in the Long Eighteenth Century on 5 and 6 May 2011. The opening lecture of the symposium (part of the long-running India Lecture Series at QUB) will be by Professor Seema Alavi of Delhi University on “Mughal Decline and the Emergence of New Global Connections.” The programme comprises eleven papers that seek to evoke the pan-European dimensions of the eighteenth-century encounter with India through interdisciplinary engagement. For details of the programme please contact: Dr. Gabriel Sánchez Espinosa, g.sanchez@qub.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Midwest Conference on British Studies

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on April 8, 2011

From the MWCBS:

Midwest Conference on British Studies 57th Annual Meeting
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 4-6 November 2011

Proposals due by 15 April 2011

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its fifty-seventh annual meeting will be hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. The plenary speaker will be Paula Backscheider, Phillpott-Stephens Eminent Scholar of English Literature at Auburn University, and author of Eighteenth Century Women Poets and Their Poetry. Peter Bailey, Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, and the author of Leisure and Class in Victorian England, will deliver the keynote address. The program will also include panels honoring the career of Hilda Smith, Professor at the University of Cincinnati, and author of All Men and Both Sexes.

The MWCBS seeks papers from scholars in all fields of British Studies, broadly defined to include those who study England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Britain’s empire. We welcome scholars from the broad spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to history, literature, political science, gender studies and art history. Proposals for complete sessions are preferred, although proposals for individual papers will be considered. Especially welcome are roundtables and panels that:
* offer cross-disciplinary perspectives on topics in British Studies
* discuss collaborative or innovative learning techniques in the British Studies classroom
* situate the arts, letters, and sciences in a British cultural context
* examine representations of British and imperial/Commonwealth national identities
* consider Anglo-American relations, past and present
* examine new trends in British Studies
* assess a major work or body of work by a scholar (more…)