The Midwest Conference on British Studies
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 and the Commonwealth from Roman Britain to the modern age. We welcome scholars from a 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. We welcome roundtables (of four participants plus chair) and panels (of three participants plus chair/commentator) that:
- offer comparative analyses of different periods of British Studies, such as comparing medieval and early modern issues in context
- 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
- explore new developments in digital humanities and/or research methodologies
- Include a 200-word abstract for each paper and a brief, 1-page c.v. for each participant, including chairs and commentators.
- For full panels, also include a brief 200-word abstract for the panel as a whole.
Please place the panel abstract, accompanying paper proposals, and vitas in one file and submit it as a single attachment. Also identify the panel’s contact person within the email.
All proposals should be submitted electronically by March 15, 2016, to the Program Committee Chair, Christine Haskill at email@example.com.