Proposals are still being accepted for the Northern California
Renaissance Conference, to be held on April 29,2006, at Mills College in
Oakland, CA. We welcome papers on a broad variety of topics,
including literature, culture, art and music.
The keynote speaker will be Patricia Parker, professor of English and
Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Professor Parker is the
author of Inescapable Romance: Studies in the Poetics of a Mode;
Literary Fat Ladies: Rhetoric, Gender, Property; and Shakespeare on the
the Margins; as well as co-editor of several essay collections,
including Women, Race and Writing in the Early Modern Period and
Shakespeare and the Question of Theory.