Thursday, December 11, 2014

Undergraduate English Majors, Submit Papers to the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Colloquium 2015!

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Consortium announces its sixth annual colloquium, an academic conference for undergraduates from participating Michigan colleges and universities. The colloquium will be held on April 11, 2015.

Hosted by Kalamazoo College; Kalamazoo, MI
Contact: Amy L. Smith
Department of English

Proposals due January 30th. Undergraduate students at participating institutions are invited to submit proposals for individual papers and panels on any topic in medieval and Renaissance studies. The Consortium encourages submissions from across the academy.

Generally, a student submits an abstract based on a major research paper he or she is writing or has written for a college course. Individual abstracts should be limited to 200 words.

The student then revises the paper for presentation at the conference. The version of the paper presented should be no more than 15 minutes long (usually about 7-8 double-spaced manuscript pages) and should present original scholarship.

Proposals for panels should consist of two to three papers; panel proposals should contain the names of panel’s organizer, names of the presenters and individual abstracts for each paper.
  Proposals will be reviewed by a committee from the participating colleges, and students whose proposals are accepted will present their work at the conference in the spring.

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