The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies invites paper and panel proposals for its 43nd annual meeting, to be held at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, April 1-3, 2016.

The PCCBS invites papers representing all fields of British Studies–broadly defined to include those who study the United Kingdom, its component parts and nationalities, as well as Britain’s imperial cultures. We welcome proposals from scholars and doctoral candidates in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, including History, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Theater Studies, and Art History.

Proposals for individual papers, partial panels, or complete panels are all welcome, although complete panel proposals are preferred. We encourage the submission of proposals dealing with interdisciplinary topics, as well as panels on new pedagogies and technologies associated with British Studies.

The deadline for submission of proposals is DECEMBER 1, 2015. Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper plus a one-page c.v. for each participant. Those submitting full or partial panel proposals should include a brief description of the panel plus a 1-page c.v. for the panel chair as well as for its commentator. Please place the panel proposal, its constituent paper proposals, and all vitae in a single file, making certain that your contact information, especially e-mail addresses, are correct and current.

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail attachment by December 10, 2015, to: PCCBS2016@gmail.com

The 2016 Program Committee: Simon Devereaux (University of Victoria); Aaron Windel (Simon Fraser University), and Gordon Fulton (University of Victoria)

*Graduate students who have papers accepted by the program committee will be eligible to request reimbursement for some travel expenses from the Stern Trust when registering for the conference.


Hilton Pasadena
168 South Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 577-1000

The special $169 rate will be available until February 29, 2016, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Call 1-800-HILTONS to make your reservation and be sure to mention the code “PCCBS” to receive the group rate. Or use the following link:

Both the link and central reservation are open 24/7 and will continue to take reservations as long as there are rooms available in the block, until the cutoff date.

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PCCBS Book Prize, 2016

The biennial prize for the best book published between 2013-15 by a member of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies will be awarded at the Spring 2016 meeting at the Huntington along with a cash award.

Article Prize Submission Deadline: December 1, 2015

Copies of the book should be sent to all three committee members:

Susan Amussen, Chair
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

Jennifer Anderson
2415 Valhalla St.
Pomona, CA 91767

Priya Satia
History Department MC 2024

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305-2024

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PCCBS Graduate Student Prize 2016

The PCCBS invites entries from PhD students for the annual graduate student prize. The prize will be awarded at the upcoming PCCBS conference this April at the Huntington. The student and the advisor, or instructor must be current members of PCCBS. The submitted entry will have been presented at the PCCBS meeting in March 2015 in Las Vegas, or, in the case of a graduate student studying at a university within the PCCBS region, at any other conference during 2015, as long as the paper concerns a topic within the scope of British Studies. The submission should be the paper as delivered with the addition of necessary notes and citations, the total to not exceed 18 pages double spaced. The winner(s) will receive a monetary prize and be recognized at the annual PCCBS meetings.

Graduate Prize Submission: December 1, 2015

Please send electronic or hard copies with cover letter from advisor or instructor to each member of the prize committee:

Prof. Peter H. Hoffenberg, Chair
History Department, Sakamaki Hall
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Honolulu, HI 96822

Rebecca Lemon, University of Southern California
Director, Institute of British and Irish Studies
Department of English, USC
429 Taper Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354

Jeff Schauer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 455020
Las Vegas NV 89154-5020

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