CFP: Spaces of Authority – The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

St. John’s University students are invited to submit conference paper proposals to the following:

The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its sixteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 13, 2018. We are delighted to welcome historian Christopher R. Kyle of Syracuse University as our keynote speaker.  This year’s conference theme is Spaces of Authority.

Graduate students from across disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for a ten to fifteen minute paper that addresses early modern questions of space, place, authority, or any intersection thereof.  We welcome students from history, literature, and art history and encourage a wide range of theoretical approaches. 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 attachments to conference organizer Hayley Cotter at by Saturday, September 1, 2018.

Please see the conference blog for more information.

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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