Fourteenth Annual Graduate Conference at the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

deadline for submissions: 
September 4, 2016
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Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its fourteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 1st, 2016. We are delighted to welcome Diana Henderson of MIT as our keynote speaker.


Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for a ten to fifteen minute paper on any range of topics or approaches to early modern literature and history, 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 the conference organizer Catherine Elliott at by Sunday, September 4th, 2016.


See the conference blog at for more information.


Thank you,

Catherine Elliott

University of Massachusetts Amherst Renaissance Department