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Call for Papers

Queen Elizabeth I of England

Queen Elizabeth I

sponsored by

The Queen Elizabeth I Society

held in conjunction with

Exploring the Renaissance 2012

An International Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana
March 8-10, 2012

Hotel Monteleone

Local Arrangements: Catherine Loomis
University of New Orleans

Program Chair: Debra Barrett-Graves
California State University, East Bay

Keynote Speakers for the Queen Elizabeth I Society

Bernadette Andrea, Professor of English, University of Texas at San Antonio
Marguerite Tassi, Professor of English, University of Nebraska, Kearny

Suggested Topics: the Queen in relation to the art, architecture, history, literature, politics, music, and religion of her reign

All abstracts (400-500 words, plus a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) must be submitted via the SCRC website's abstract submission form. On the abstract form, be sure to choose "Queen Elizabeth I Society" from the dropdown menu next to the question, "Send abstract to which organization". After submitting the form, send a brief e-mail giving title and date submitted to President of the Queen Elizabeth I Society Brandie Siegfried). Papers are limited to 20 minutes. Opening Round Table remarks will be brief. One can present at a Round Table or in a panel, but not both.

Deadline for submission is December 15.

Inquiries only, please, to Brandie Siegfried, President.

All papers accepted for the QEIS conference will be eligible for the Agnes Strickland Prize for best essay. To be considered, please send a copy of your conference paper to by March 1, 2012. More information may be found on the QEIS website.

Program participants are required to join SCRC and are encouraged to submit publication-length versions of their papers to the SCRC journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture. Shorter papers (up to 3,000 words) are invited for submission to the SCRC newsletter, Discoveries.

A limited number of graduate travel fellowships are available; graduate students presenting a paper at the conference may apply to the program chair for travel assistance (maximum $300). Complete essays must be submitted electronically by February 1 to be eligible for consideration. See the graduate travel fellowships page for instructions on how to apply.

-- Please remember to bring items of irresistible attraction for the Queen's Attic Auction. --