Welcome

Membership in the NECBS is open to everyone with a professional and/or personal interest in any aspect of British Studies. Most members of this conference live or work in the northeastern region of the United States and Canada, but its membership is not limited to this geographical area and we welcome members from all over the world. We especially welcome graduate student members.

The NECBS is a regional affiliate of the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS). The NACBS is a scholarly society that sponsors the Journal of British Studies and is affiliated with the American Historical Association. Information on the NECBS and NACBS are regularly updated on H-Albion, an H-Net discussion group.

Our 2017 meeting will be at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts on October 13th and 14th. The text for the Call for Papers appears below:

Call for Papers, Annual Meeting, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 13&14 October 2017.

The Northeast Conference on British Studies (NECBS) will hold its annual meeting in 2017 at Amherst College in Amherst, MA on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14. The 2017 conference will be hosted by Amherst College, with Ellen Boucher acting as local arrangements coordinator.

We solicit the participation of scholars in all areas of British Studies, broadly defined. In particular, we welcome proposals for interdisciplinary panels that draw on the work of historians, literary critics, and scholars in other disciplines whose focus is on Britain and its empire, from the Middle Ages to the present. Proposals for entire panels on a common theme will be given priority, although individual paper proposals will also be considered if several of them can be assembled to create a viable panel. Proposals for roundtable discussions of a topical work, on current issues in the field, or pedagogical practices with respect to the teaching of particular aspects of British Studies are also encouraged. The typical ninety-minute panel will include three papers (each lasting for fifteen to twenty minutes), a chair, and a moderator (who should provide brief summarizing statements, ask a few questions, and speak for no more than five minutes). The chair/moderator role may be combined, if necessary. Roundtables may have a looser format.

Proposals should include a general description of the panel or roundtable (including an overall title), a 200-300 word abstract for each paper to be read and a one-page curriculum vitae for each participant. Please include the address, phone number, and e-mail address of all participants (including the chair and moderator) in the proposal. For panel or roundtable proposals, please note the name of the main contact person. Electronic submissions (as e-mail attachments in Word) are preferred, with all the various materials presented in a single document.

All submissions must be received by May 1, 2017 (final decisions will be announced in late June 2017).

Please send your proposals to:
Brendan Kane, NECBS Vice President and Program Chair

Brendan.Kane@uconn.edu