The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies[umass.edu] at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its fifteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Waldron of the University of Pittsburgh[englishlit.pitt.edu] 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, art, 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 attachments to conference organizer Hayley Cotter at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 22nd, 2017.
See the conference blog[renaissanceconference.wordpress.com] for more information.