The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at
the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its tenth annual
graduate student conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012. We are
delighted to welcome Mario DiGangi of The Graduate Center at CUNY 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 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 April Genung or Meghan Conine (MArenaissanceconference@gmail.com)
by Saturday, September 15, 2012.
For more information on the conference, you can visit our website:
We are organizing the conference to bring graduate students with
similar interests together to share their work. Last year?s conference
had an intimate feel with all participants able to view the other
presentations. As before, we intend to divide the conference into
several small panels, with ample time for discussion among peers, and
we welcome the attendance of faculty from your department as well.