The program features keynotes by Tom Laqueur and Kathleen Wilson and a panel discussion with Peter Mandler on his new book, Return from the Natives. There also will be a panel discussion especially for graduate students on fellowships, publishing and the profession.
The PCCBS invites papers representing all fields of British Studies -- broadly defined to include those who study the United Kingdom, its component parts and nationalities, as well as Britain's imperial cultures. Proposals are welcome from scholars and doctoral candidates in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, including History, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Theater Studies, and Art History.
Proposals for individual papers, partial panels, or complete panels are all welcome, although complete panel proposals are preferred. The conference organizers encourage the submission of proposals dealing with interdisciplinary topics, as well as panels on new pedagogies and technologies associated with British Studies.
Both individual paper and full or partial panel proposals will be accepted. Funding will be available for those presenting papers to defray travel costs. Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper plus a one-page c.v. for each participant. Those submitting full or partial panel proposals should include a brief description of the panel plus a 1-page c.v. for the panel chair as well as for its commentator. Please place the panel proposal, its constituent paper proposals, and all vitae in a single file, making certain that your contact information, especially e-mail addresses, are correct and current.
Proposals should be submitted via e-mail, to: email@example.com