American Name Society

Call for Papers: 2023 ANS annual conference

The American Name Society is now inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference. After considering an official proposal made on the 27th of May 2022, the Executive Council of the American Name Society voted to hold the 2023 Annual Conference online, as have done in the previous two years. All presentation sessions...

Call for Papers: American Name Society’s Panel 2023

ANS Panel at the Modern Language Association Conference Names and Identity in Literature: Contemporary Debates January 5-8 2023, San Francisco, CA The politics of names and naming has been brought into sharp relief by several influential scholars and studies during the 21st century. Recent work in this area is exemplified by the papers in edited collections...

Register now for ANS 2022!

Registration is now open for the 2022 ANS Conference The ANS conference will take place on Zoom, from January 21-23, 2022. Anyone who is interested may attend! You can register online here, or download a PDF of the Conference Registration Form and mail it to ANS Treasurer Saundra Wright, as per the instructions on the form. The...

Names as Metaphors in Shakespeare’s Comedies

We are delighted to present to you the recent work of our colleague Prof. Grant W. Smith (Eastern Washington University). Prof. Grant Smith is a well-known researcher with an excellent reputation in the onomastic world. For several decades he has had an intense activity, quantified by publications in scientific journals, proceedings, participation in congresses...

CfP: American Name Society Annual Conference 2021

The American Name Society (ANS) is now inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference. The 2021 conference will be held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America. Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are welcome. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is June 30, 2020. To submit a proposal, simply complete the 2021 Author...

Call for Papers: Toponyms and Literaryscapes (ANS, 7-10 January 2021)

The American Name Society is issuing its First Call for Papers for the ANS panel at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention (7-10 January 2021, Toronto, Canada) Although toponyms are often taken for granted in our daily lives, they bear considerable potential for acquiring personal and social meanings depending on their contexts and co-texts...

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