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Southern Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies
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2/14/2014 to 2/15/2014
When: 2/14/2014
Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
United States
Contact: James Doan

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Call for Papers: A Conference on Ireland and the Supernatural & Southern Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies, Feb. 14–15, 2014, at the Embassy Suites, 1100 SE 17th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316.

Topics may include: Celtic and Irish mythology; the fairy world; the banshee (bean sí); fallen and other angels; Catholic teachings vs. Irish folk traditions / beliefs; Irish fairies, elves, leprechauns, etc., in modern popular culture (including books, television, film and the arts); W. B. Yeats and Protestant magic; Irish Gothic literature; second sight/prophecy; Land of the Dead/Otherworld in Irish thought; Irish ghosts and other revenants; the vampire in Irish and world mythology / literature / culture; martyrdom and blood sacrifice in Irish nationalism; the "American wake” and the concept of death in relation to Irish emigration. Comparative studies are encouraged. Topics other than the major conference theme will also be considered.

Proposals for papers, including 100-word abstracts, or for panels, including speakers and topics, should be submitted by Sept. 5, 2013, to Prof. James Doan (, Prof. Barbara Brodman ( or Prof. David Kilroy (

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