CFP: Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society Conference October 17-19, 2013

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Saint Martin's University is proud to host the 57th annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society, Renaissance Consumption: Food, Cooption, and Transformation. Our conference will be held October 17-19, 2013 in Olympia, Washington, U.S.A.

Plenary Speakers:

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 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 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.

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