Saturday, November 14, 2009

The 53rd annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada from 21 to 23 October 2009. The theme for this year's conference is Renaissance Reading, Writing, Performance, and Printing.

Scheduled keynote speakers include Randall McLeod (University of Toronto) and Marta Straznicky (Queen's University).

The conference organizers invite proposals for individual papers, panels, and special sessions.

* For an individual paper, please send a one-page proposal and one-page c.v. to no later than 15 February 2010.

* 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 no later than 15 February 2010.

* To propose a special session, such as a roundtable discussion or digital humanities project demonstration, please send a message outlining your ideas to no later than 31 January 2010.

Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by e-mail. Acceptance notices accompanied by a preliminary conference schedule will be distributed no later than April 2010. Please note that papers addressing any aspect of renaissance culture from a scholar working in any relevant academic discipline will be considered. Submissions by junior scholars and graduate students are especially welcome.

For more conference information or to have individual questions answered, please contact Erin E. Kelly (Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Victoria) at

For information about the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society or its annual conferences, please see the organization website at


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