Call for papers Portugese Association for Anglo-American Studies

37th APEAA MEETING

21-23 March 2016

Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University Lisbon

The 37th Meeting of the Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies
inaugurates in 2016 a new format, moving away from the themed paradigm to
highlight the range and diversity of British and American studies current
research.

Papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any subject that falls under the
remit of the two academic areas (including literary studies cultural studies,
post-colonial studies, performance, film and theater studies, gender and
sexuality studies, translation studies), and a variety of presentation
styles, from the traditional panel sessions to roundtables and workshops and
posters  are encouraged. Proposals for panels, put together around a common
theme or research domain are particularly welcome. We also welcome papers and
panels on Canadian, Irish, Scottish and other (Anglophone) Studies.

The many anniversaries celebrated in 2016 may provide the foundations for
panels and individual papers:

Shakespeare’s death (1616)

Centenary of the Irish Easter Rising (1916).

The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

H. G.Wells was born in 1866 and died in 1946.

Publication of Thomas More’s Utopia (1516).

Henry James died in 1916.

Publication of the first issue of the African-American literary magazine
FIRE!! (1926).

Langston Hughes’ poetry collection The Weary Blues, and “The Negro Artist
and the Racial Mountain” (1926).

The final version of The Cyborg Manifesto published by Donna Haraway 25 years
ago

100th anniversary of World War I.

Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times was released 80 years ago.

Conveners and organizers of panels with a common topic are encouraged to put
together a peer reviewed volume of essays to be published as an e-book which
may be lodged in the APEAA platform.

The meeting will also incorporate a Graduate Conference component, where
students are encouraged to present and discuss their work with more
established scholars, in round tables and poster sessions. A number of
participation grants will be awarded to graduate students who are members of
the Association. MA and Ph.D. students can apply for this grant by sending
the abstract, an estimation of travelling costs and a confirmation of their
status issued by their supervisor.

Keynote speakers to be announced soon.

Deadlines:

Panel, workshops, individual papers and graduate roundtables and posters
sessions: Open: 1 November 2015 Close: 15 February 2016

Abstracts of 250 words in English or in Portuguese should include name of the
speaker institutional affiliation and position, full title of paper, format
and a short biographical note and contact details should be sent to the
conference email:

apeaaconference@gmail.com

Submissions to the Graduate sessions should indicate it explicitly.

Working languages: English and Portuguese

Student Grant Applications Open: 1 January 2016 Close: 15 February 2016
Applications should be sent to this email apeaaconference@gmail.com with the
subject: Student Grant Applications.

Registration Fees:

APEAA members: 60 euros

Non-members: 100 euros

Students: 15 euros.