|Eastern International Region Call for Papers|
The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2011 regional meeting. Proposals are welcome in all areas of religious and biblical studies. This year, the Region will meet concurrently with the Society for Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts (SCRIPT). The Program Committee is therefore particularly interested in panels and thematic sessions that engage iconic and performative textuality, broadly understood. Scholars from any region and discipline may propose papers and panels.
Each proposal should contain the following in a single e-mail attachment in MS Word format:
Scholars from any region may apply to participate. Only those proposals received by the deadline will be considered for inclusion in the program. Presentations are limited to twenty minutes, with ten minutes allowed for questions. If you require technological support for your presentation/panel (such as an Internet connection or audio and projection equipment), you must request it with your proposal.
As a general rule, the Region discourages panels comprised of scholars from a single institution. Exceptions to this rule would include a presentation from a research team or a panel based on other types of collaborative research.
Student Paper Competition
Graduate and undergraduate students 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. Up to two $200 awards are reserved for winning papers. The award(s) will be formally presented at the business meeting on Saturday, May 7, 2011.
The Region 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.