Early British Literature Conference CFP

deadline for submissions: 
January 3, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

The 29th Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature will take place at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, 22-23 April 2022. A conference known for its supportive and collegial atmosphere for teachers and scholars of Early British Literature, the organizers invite abstracts and panel or roundtable proposals on any of British literature before 1800. The conference theme this year is Kindred Communities. However, the conference encourages engagement with all aspects of Early British Literature from its beginnings through the 18th century, including teaching, interpretation, and scholarship.

We are pleased to announce that we will be joined by keynote speakers Tara Lyons (Illinois State University) and Jared Richman (Colorado College). Tara Lyons is a scholar of early modern drama, book history, bibliography, and gender studies. Jared Richman researches satire, radicalism, and disability in the long eighteenth century and Romanticism. 

The organizers of the conference welcome two different types of proposals: 1) descriptions of roundtable discussions with all participants named, or 2) abstracts of brief individual papers. Roundtable discussion groups will be limited to hour-long sessions including discussion and Q&A. Individual papers should be no more than 10-12 minutes in length. The organizers hope these shorter sessions will maintain a larger proportion of the conference in plenary (non-concurrent) format.

Please submit abstracts to NorthernPlains2022@gmail.com no later than January 3, 2022. Questions may also be directed to this email address. 

As it becomes available, detailed information may be found at http://www.npcebl.org/.