The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0197  Monday, 15 August 2011


From:         Debra Barrett-Graves<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         August 11, 2011 2:10:59 PM EDT

Subject:     South Central Renaissance Conference CFP -- Exploring the Renaissance 2012


Exploring the Renaissance 2012

An International Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana

March 8-10, 2012


Hotel Monteleone

French Quarter

214 Royal Street

New Orleans, Louisiana


Local Arrangements: Catherine Loomis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Susan Krantz

University of New Orleans


Program Chair: Debra Barrett-Graves

California State University, East Bay


Keynote Lecturer:

Sharon O’Dair

University of Alabama

Louis L. Martz Lecturer:

Claire Jowitt

Nottingham Trent University

William B. Hunter Lecturer:

Sabine Mödersheim

University of Wisconsin - Madison


Sponsored by

  • The South-Central Renaissance Conference
  • The Queen Elizabeth I Society
  • The Marvell Society
  • The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
  • The Society for Renaissance Art History

Papers (15-20 minutes in length) are invited on any aspect of Renaissance studies (music, art history, history, literature, emblems, language, philosophy, science, theology, et al.  Interdisciplinary studies are especially welcome.)  Abstracts only (400-500 words; a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) must be submitted online no later than December 15, 2011, via the SCRC website’s abstract submission form @ http://scrc.us.com/.


Suggested topics might include the following:

  • The interrelations between Sidney and Spenser
  • The intersection of art and science in the Renaissance
  • European influences in music and the arts
  • Painting in Italy
  • Visionary Milton
  • Shakespeare’s dramatic art
  • Marvell’s poetry and the sister arts
  • Renaissance women poets

Papers are also invited for the following special session:

Witchcraft and Magic in Early Modern Culture


Sessions: sessions should be proposed no later than November 1, 2011, and e-mailed to the Program Chair (link given in contact info below).  Abstracts of papers for approved sessions should be submitted online via the SCRC website’s abstract form @ http://scrc.us.com/.   For further 2012 conference information click http://scrc.us.com/, or contact Debra Barrett-Graves, the program chair @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Program participants are required to join SCRC and are encouraged to submit publication-length versions of their papers to the SCRC journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture.  Shorter papers (up to 3,000 words) are invited for submission to the SCRC newsletter, Discoveries.


A limited number of graduate travel fellowships are available; graduate students presenting a paper at the conference may apply to the program chair for travel assistance (maximum $300).  Complete essays must be submitted electronically by February 1, 2012, to be eligible for consideration.  See the graduate travel fellowships page for instruction on how to apply.



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