Call for Papers: New England Regional Conference, November 4-5, 2016

New England Regional ACIS Conference
November 4-5, 2016
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Cape Cod, MA
“1916: Revolution(s) and All that Followed”

The commemorations of 1916, as well as commemorations throughout the decade of centennials, reveals an age of revolution and war. The 2016 New England Regional American Conference for Irish Studies conference, to be held November 4-5 at Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Cape Cod, MA, will focus on “1916: Revolution(s) and All that Followed.” Papers exploring 1916, the decade of revolutions, centennial commemorations, and all that led to and followed the 1913-1923 decade are welcome, as are all papers on any Irish subject. Papers exploring historical, literature, political science, media, and all Irish disciplines are welcome. Papers reflecting the build-up to the decade, the events themselves, and the events and centennials that followed, will, hopefully be explored. The role of literature in the events, past and present, can be considered. Centennials of the decade, including those relating to the Great War, might also be pursued. It is desired that the conference will offer exploration and reflection on the Ireland that shaped, and was shaped by, the decade — and how the decade provoked the Ireland that followed.

Dr. Anthony Roche, Professor, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Roche, one of the most acclaimed scholars of Irish drama, is the author of The Irish Dramatic Revival 1899-1939 (2015), Synge and the Making of Modern Irish Drama (2013), Brian Friel: Theatre and Politics (2011), and Contemporary Irish Drama (2nd ed., 2009).

The deadline for paper submissions is 10 September 2016. Submissions should be uploaded to the ACIS website at

For questions please contact Dr. Nelson O’Ceallaigh Ritschel,, Professor and Chair, Humanities, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.