2013 Annual Meeting: “Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers”
Kansas City, Missouri is the location of the 2013 WCBS.
This year’s plenary speaker will be Dr. Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Emeritus at Stanford University. Professor Stanksy is among the most distinguished scholars of Modern British history, and the author of nearly two dozen books and numerous essays and articles.
Professor Stanky’s talk will touch on his current study of the English novelist, Edward Upward, a comparatively unknown member of the Auden circle. He wrote a novel in the 1930s, Journey to the Border, and the theme of borders and frontiers was a common one in the writings of the Auden group in the 1930s with all sorts of political, social, literary and intellectual implications.
Paper and panel submissions on any aspect of British Studies are to be received by 30 April 2013. Building on the success of the conference theme for our Vegas meeting, organizers are particularly interested in panels which deal with the 2013 theme “Borders, Boundaries and Frontiers.” The borders, boundaries and frontiers that we envision range from the geographic to the chronological, from the gendered to the religious, from the boundaries of class to those of nationality and Empire, and we invite everyone to participate!
Please send questions about panel requirements and suggestions about program development to Chris Frank, WCBS Program Chair, Department of History, University of Manitoba, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Room Bookings: Kansas City Meeting 2013
For those planning on attending the WCBS in Kansas City in October 2013, the links to the special-rate rooms will appear here at a later date. Follow the links for the desired rooms.
The link for the King Studio is: TBA
The link for the Queen/Queen Studios is: TBA
Guests can also call in to and ask for the “Western Conference British room block” at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza to receive the discounted group rate.
Tentative Program and Registration Form: Las Vegas Meeting 2012
The conference registration form is now available below. Please mail your completed form and cheque to Andrew Muldoon, preferably by 31 August 2012.
The tentative program is available here:
Please contact Chris Frank, Program chair, if you would like to volunteer to chair or comment on a session.
Follow the links below for room bookings at the special conference rate of $US 119 per night.
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