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The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
will host its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, November 10, 2007. Graduate
students are invited to submit abstracts for a ten to fifteen minute paper on any range of topics
or approaches, including textual studies, performance history, philosophy, print culture,
religious studies, gender studies, post-colonial interpretations, and other new theoretical
perspectives. The purpose of the conference is to provide graduate students with an opportunity
to share their work and place it in a greater context of interests and concerns. The conference is
designed to foster conversation among students who share similar challenges and construct a
space where participants may expect serious feedback on their work.
Please send an abstract of 250-300 words by email or email attachment to Phil Palmer
(ppalmer_at_english.umass.edu) by Friday, October 5, 2007. For more information on the
conference, you can visit the website (http://people.umass.edu/ppalmer/Site/MCRSGC.html).
We are organizing the conference to bring graduate students with similar interests together to
share their work. Last yearâ€™s conference had an impressive turnout with a range of interests and
it was instructive to see new approaches to the profession. As before, we intend to divide the
day into several small panels, with ample time for discussion among peers, and we welcome the
attendance of faculty from your department as well.
Thank you for your assistance and please feel free to contact me with any questions or
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