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Submissions

South-Central Renaissance Conference and its affiliate societies; Queen Elizabeth I Society, Andrew Marvell Society, and Society for Renaissance Art History invite your paper submissions for:

Exploring the Renaissance 2017:
An International Conference

The University of Texas at Austin
April 20-22, 2017

The South-Central Renaissance Conference, which has met annually since its founding in 1951, is an interdisciplinary association of Renaissance scholars with members primarily from North America and Europe. SCRC takes pride in being one of the oldest and friendliest Renaissance conferences in North America.

Invited Speakers

William B. Hunter Lecturer: Marguerite Tassi, University of Nebraska – Kearney
Louis L. Martz Lecturers: Steven Zwicker and Derek Hirst, Washington University in St. Louis
Keynote Lecturer: Hannah Wojciehowski, The University of Texas at Austin

SCRC welcomes 15- to 20-minute papers on any aspect of Renaissance studies (music, art history, history, literature, language, philosophy, science, theology, et al.) and especially welcomes interdisciplinary papers. Submit abstracts only (400-500 words, plus a 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) via the SCRC website’s abstract submission form (coming soon) at http://www.scrc.us.com no later than December 31, 2016. Scholars whose papers are accepted must attend the conference; papers cannot be read in absentia.

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

To propose a special session, e-mail the program chair no later than November 1, 2016. If a special session is approved, presenters must then submit their abstracts online via the SCRC website by December 31, 2016.

To compete for a limited number of graduate travel fellowships ($300 maximum), graduate students whose papers have been accepted for the conference must apply to the program chair by e-mail, attaching the complete text of their paper, by February 1, 2017. Undergraduates who would like to present a paper must not only submit abstracts but also e-mail the complete text of their paper and a faculty letter of recommendation to the program chair no later than December 31, 2016.

For more information

SCRC Website: http://www.scrc.us.com (2017 conference information coming soon)
Program Chair: John Mercer, Northeastern State University, mercer@nsuok.edu
Local Host: Pat Garcia, The University of Texas at Austin, pmgarcia@utexas.edu

Graduate Student Travel Fellowships

To compete for a limited number of graduate travel fellowships ($300 maximum), graduate students whose papers have been accepted for the conference must apply to the program chair by e-mail, attaching the complete text of their paper, by February 1, 2017.

Program Chair: John Mercer, Northeastern State University, mercer@nsuok.edu