UNDERGRADUATES-- YOU CAN SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO PRESENT YOUR RESEARCH AT THIS EVENT
--HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IF YOU HAVE AN ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER AND ARE PLANNING TO APPLY TO GRADUATE SCHOOL IN RELIGION OR OTHER HUMANITIES FIELDS
Eastern International Region
Call for Papers
Eastern International Regional Meeting
Le Moyne College
May 1-2, 2009
The Regional Program Committee invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2009 Regional Meeting. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2009.
Proposals for the conference should consist of the following:
A one-page abstract (300 words max.) describing the nature of the paper or panel.
A current CV for the participant(s).
A cover letter that includes your full name, title, institution, phone number, fax number, email, and mailing address.
Please send this information as a single e-mail attachment in MS Word format to EIRinfo@lemoyne.edu with the subject line “EIR paper submission.”
The committee encourages panels that combine activism or a performative dimension with scholarly research. We are strongly interested in papers or panels that engage in interdisciplinary research while maintaining religion as a central theme.
Theme: Contemporary Textualities
Religion and the Body
Religion and Popular Culture
Performance and Ritual
Religion, Science, and Technology
Pedagogical Issues in Religious Studies
Religion and the Environment
Presentations are limited to twenty minutes, with an additional ten minutes for questions.
If you require technological support for your presentation (such as Internet connection or audio and projection equipment), you must request it with your proposal.
All presenters at the Spring 2009 regional conference must have active membership in the AAR and preregister for the conference. Scholars from any region may participate.
Student Paper Competition
Graduate and undergraduate students residing in the Eastern International region are invited to enter the student paper competition. Please note that to be eligible for submission, the student must attend a university in the Eastern International Region. The committee will give preference to work that is new at this conference. Two $100 awards are reserved for winning papers (although in some cases the Committee can decide to award up to three).
To enter the competition, please attach a letter of intent along with your initial proposal by the January 31, 2009 deadline. Send this proposal to EIRinfo@lemoyne.edu. A final draft of the paper must be submitted by April 1, 2009. To be eligible for this award, the student must read the entire paper at the meeting, which means the paper and presentation must conform to the 20 minute time limit (roughly 2,500 words). We ask that all final drafts in this contest be submitted by e-mail to Scott Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AAR–EIR welcomes submissions from undergraduates in the field of religious studies. The Committee requests that, in addition to the abstract, CV, and cover letter, the undergraduate student also submit a letter from a faculty member who has supervised the student’s work.