30th Annual Conference

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Vancouver, BC

21–25 June 2017

“Dialogues and Diasporas” 


The Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society will hold its thirtieth annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, meeting jointly with the second World Congress of Scottish Literatures.

The theme of the conference is “Dialogues and Diasporas.” The theme speaks to the range of ways in which Scotland is articulated both at home and within a global context. It also acknowledges the multiple roles that Scotland has played in the production of both globalism and localism.

The geographical location of the conference on the west coast of Canada draws particular attention to two key themes: indigenous/Scottish relations and transpacific/Scottish connections. Proposals for papers, panels, round tables, and workshops that explore these or any of the following themes in relation to Scotland’s literatures (English, Scots, and Gaelic), history, and culture are particularly encouraged: imagining Scotland at home or abroad; connections between Scottish and non-Scottish writers, texts, and genres; Diaspora, migration, and immigration; Scotland in/and empire; Scottish literature, history, and culture in a global context; Scotland and the transatlantic; internal dialogues; Scotland, race, and indigeneity. As always, proposals dealing with other topics involving eighteenth-century Scottish literature, history, or culture are also welcome.

ECSSS members who wish to participate should submit their proposals for panels, round tables, workshops, or individual 20-minute papers to the conference organizer, ECSSS President Leith Davis, at scotlit@sfu.ca by 1 October 2016. Please note that proposals must be received by this deadline in order to coordinate ECSSS sessions with those of the Congress. All conference participants must be members of either ECSSS or the International Association for the Study of Scottish Literature.

Further information about the conference, including plenary speakers, registration, accommodations, travel, and the program (when available) can be found at the conference website: https://dialoguesanddiasporas.wordpress.com/.