CALL FOR PAPERS
University is proud to host the 57th
annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society,
Consumption: Food, Cooption, and
Our conference will be held October 17-19, 2013 in Olympia, Washington, U.S.A.
Stephen Orgel, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities, Stanford University:
“Real Places in Imaginary Spaces: Architecture on the Seventeenth-century Stage.”
Susan Frye, Department of English, University of Wyoming:
"Mary Queen of Scots: Aesthetic Appetites, Courtly Consumption"
We especially invite papers that explore all manner of literary and cultural cooption, reception, and influence; food and food imagery; transformations of genre and medium; and the intersections of religion, eating, food, and resources.
The PNRS treats “Renaissance” more generously than merely British Literary Studies 1500-1660 and seeks to work actively with all Northwest scholars of European and transatlantic culture and society from 1300-1700, including art historians, economists, historians, scholars of religion, theatre historians and practitioners, scholars in the history of science and medicine, political scientists, and comparatists. Although papers are usually given in English, we welcome studies regarding continental and transcontinental topics.
For individual papers, please send a one-page abstract or proposal and a one-page c.v. to email@example.com no later than June 15th, 2013.
To propose a panel, please send an abstract for each paper, a one-page c.v. for each presenter, and a paragraph from the panel organizer describing the overall focus of the session to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 15th, 2013.
Papers must be kept to a twenty-minute reading time, including any technical and electronic support. All papers are to be essentially new and never before presented in public.
The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) is an academic organization that promotes scholarship in Early Modern Studies by hosting an annual conference. The conference is held alternately in the United States and Canada and is open to all scholars and graduate students from North America.
Traditionally the conference features two plenary speakers (speakers in the past have included Stephen Greenblatt, Barbara Lewalski, and Alexander Leggatt), up to twenty sessions of three to four papers each, a reception and a business lunch.
The PNRS is an affiliate of both the Renaissance Society of America and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies / Société Canadienne d'études de la Renaissance.