Here is the call for papers for the 2012 UCLA Celtic / CSANA Conference. Hyperlinks in the original announcement have been modified to suit the blog's format:
"CALL FOR PAPERS University of California Celtic Studies Conference/Annual Meeting of the Celtic Studies Association of North America, March 8-11, 2012
Members of CSANA are invited to submit paper proposals on Celtic topics for this upcoming conference, sponsored jointly by the UCLA Celtic Colloquium, the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the UCLA Department of English, the UCLA Indo-European Studies Program, the UCLA Dean of Humanities, and California State University, Bakersfield, along with the Celtic Studies Association of North America.
The proposal should be no longer than a double-spaced page and should indicate any audio-visual needs. Proposals may be submitted to Joseph Nagy as late as January 13 (Friday), and those whose proposals have been approved by the program committee will be informed no later than the end of that month.
Only proposals from members of CSANA in good standing (i.e., fully paid-up members) will be accepted. For information on how to join CSANA or renew your membership, please see the website.
Invited speakers include Thomas Clancy (Univ. Glasgow); Fiona Edmonds (Cambridge); Sìm Innes (Harvard); Tara MacLeod (Notre Dame); Torsten Meissner (Cambridge); Daniel Melia (UC Berkeley); Brian Ó Conchubhair (Notre Dame); Nollaig Ó Muraile (NUI Galway); Paul Russell (Cambridge); David Stifter (Maynooth); and Karin Stüber (Univ. Zürich).
A special session on texts pertaining to the “heroic biography” of Conchobar mac Nessa is being organized by Chantal Kobel (Trinity College Dublin) and Anna Pagé (UCLA).
Plans are also afoot for a reception Thursday evening, a concert Friday evening, a banquet in Westwood Village (next to the UCLA campus) Saturday evening, and an expedition Sunday afternoon for conference members staying on after the final paper session (which should be over by three o’clock). Details will be forthcoming.
For information about hotels in the UCLA area, see:
(Note: the UCLA Celtic Colloquium does not vouch for the “Banana Bungalow.”)
We hope to see you here in March! For more information, please contact Professor Joseph Nagy, co-chair of the program committee."