Friday, January 20, 2012

Call for papers -- Aberystwyth 2012

Here is the call for papers for "Locating Revolution: Place, Voice, Community 1780-1820":

"Locating Revolution: Place, Voice, Community 1780-1820
Aberystwyth 9-12 July 2012

A conference jointly hosted by the Wales and the French Revolution Project at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies; the Centre for Romantic Studies, Aberystwyth University; and the Department of English, Swansea University.

This conference explores the relation between geography (considered as place, landscape, cartography, and real and imagined space) and change during the period of the revolutionary wars.  In what local, localised forms did the European upheavals of the age manifest themselves?  How were social, religious and political loyalties conditioned by particular landscapes and environments?  What were the coordinates of loyalism and opposition in particular rural, regional, urban and metropolitan communities?  The conference seeks to place 'history' in specific locations, mapping connections across Europe, the Atlantic, and the wider world.  It also sets out to consider the dramatic material forms that Romanticism, revolution and reaction took at this time.  Delegates are invited to consider a range of cultural productions, material objects and literary forms with a view to revealing how the multiform phenomenon we term 'Romanticism' was experienced on the ground and in precise cultural locations.

Abstracts for 25-minute papers, and suggestions for panels, should be sent by 31st January 2012 to Angharad Elias.  Panels on the following are particularly welcome:
  • local/regional/national/European identities
  • readings of 'place' and 'space'
  • cartographies of loyalism and opposition
  • four Nations criticism: refining the 'British' response
  • neglected/silenced voices
  • oral traditions
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Call for papers -- NAACLT Conference 2012

Here is the call for papers for the 2012 NAACLT conference:

"Announcing the 2012 Conference of the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers (NAACLT)

'Bringing the Celtic Languages to America's Hearland'

The conference will be held May 30-June 2, 2012 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

WHO is invited to present?
NAACLT includes but is not limited to academic professionals. People involved in Celtic language learning and teaching from every walk of life are invited to participate, including:

  • Community-based language teachers
  • Celtic language enthusiasts
  • Celtic language policy makers
  • Celtic-language musicians.

We are now accepting abstracts for twenty-minute talks in any of the following (or related) areas:

  • Methods, techniques, and best practices in teaching Celtic languages
  • Incorporating Celtic cultures into the classroom or learning experience
  • Application of computer technology to Celtic language teaching or research
  • Pedagogical materials: what works, what doesn't
  • Topics in Celtic linguistics, sociolinguistics, and Second Language Acquisition
  • Language policy and planning in the Celtic world
  • Promotion or appreciation of Celtic languages and cultures

Please send abstracts of between 200-300 words to Kevin Scannell by April 15, 2012. Information about accommodations and conference registration is available on the NAACLT web site.

We offer a $100 scholarship for financial assistance to partially offset the cost of attending the conference. If you are interested in presenting a paper and would benefit from this modest scholarship, please indicate on your registration form that you would like to be considered for the scholarship."