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2023 Annual Meeting

Call for Papers

Arlington, TX
22-23 September 2023 


The next WCBS annual conference will be held at the University of Texas at Arlington on 22-23 September, 2023. 


This year, WCBS continues with a thematic approach to conferencing and has selected the idea of marginalization as this years’ theme. Marginalization can refer to many things, including, but not limited to, those on the margins or the forces and actors defining and creating the margins and marginalized. Marginalization is an all-purpose idea that will allow scholars to explore numerous aspects of British Studies. We encourage papers on this theme but welcome papers on any topic.


The WCBS Program Committee seeks to design a meeting that is both interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in its temporal span. Scholars of Britain, the British Atlantic World, and the British Empire broadly defined are invited to participate.


Professor Jamie Bronstein of New Mexico State University will give the keynote address.


The committee welcomes proposals for both individual papers and full panels, and it encourages graduate student submissions. Proposals should include a 250-word abstract of each paper and a short curriculum vitae for each participant. Full panel proposals should also include a brief description of the panel’s overall aim and indicate clearly the panel’s organizer and primary contact.


The conference will also feature a poster session for undergraduate students; please contact the conference organizers for more information on this session.


Please submit proposals, in Word format, via email with ‘WCBS 2023’ in the subject line to by the end of the day on 1 July 2023.

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