Due Sept. 10 | 2015 UMass Renaissance Graduate Conference

Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its twelfth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 10, 2015. We are delighted to welcome Anne Lake Prescott of Barnard College as our keynote speaker.
Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for a ten to fifteen minute paper on any range of topics or approaches to early modern literature and history, including textual studies, performance history, philosophy, print culture, religious studies, gender studies, post-colonial interpretations, and other new theoretical perspectives. The purpose of the conference is to provide graduate students with an opportunity to share their work and place it in a greater context of interests and concerns. The conference is designed to foster conversation among students who share similar challenges and construct a space where participants may expect serious feedback on their work.
Please send an abstract of 250-300 words by email or email attachment to the conference organizers, Bil Hrusovsky, Jessie Hill Gillooly, and Catherine Elliott at MArenaissanceconference@gmail.com by Thursday, September 10, 2015.
See the conference blog at https://renaissanceconference.wordpress.com/