News & Events from the English Department at Western Michigan University
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Newberry Grad Student Conference (deadline Oct.15)
Center for Renaissance Studies
2012 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Conference Dates: Thursday, January 26 – Saturday, January 28, 2012
Call for Papers Submission Deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2011
The Center for Renaissance Studies annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for maturing scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies.
Participants from a wide variety of disciplines find a supportive and collegial forum for their work, meet future colleagues from other institutions and disciplines, and become familiar with the Newberry Library and its resources. Each year since 2007, selected papers have been published in a peer-edited online conference proceedings.
Call for Papers
We invite abstracts for 15-minute papers from master’s or Ph.D. students on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic, in Europe or the Mediterranean or Atlantic worlds. We encourage submissions from disciplines as varied as the literature of any language, history, classics, art history, music, comparative literature, theater arts, philosophy, religious studies, transatlantic studies, disability studies, and manuscript studies.
♦ Presenters must be enrolled students in a master’s or Ph.D. program at the time of the conference, at a member institution of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.
♦ Submissions from presenters at last year's conference will be given lower priority.
♦ Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the conference, all papers must be read in English.
Note that students from consortium schools may be eligibile to apply for travel funding to attend this program
Submit a proposal
Submissions must be made online. The submission form will require a paper title, an abstract of not more than 300 words, and a biographical paragraph, also of not more than 300 words.
Complete the online submission form here no later than October 15, 2011.
Partial list (three more to come):
♦ Lara Apps, History, University of Alberta
♦ Mary Channen Caldwell, Music, University of Chicago
♦ Julia Finch,History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh
♦ Abigail Stahl, French and Francophone Studies, Northwestern University
♦ Jenny Toms, English, Michigan State University
Online conference registration, for presenters and organizers and for those simply attending the conference will be available by late fall 2011.
Faculty and graduate students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium schools are eligible to apply for travel funding to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry Library. Contact your school's faculty representative in advance for details.