Call for Papers

Plymouth State University
32nd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum

Friday and Saturday April 15-16, 2011
Call for Papers and Sessions

“Love, Friendship, Marriage”

We invite abstracts in medieval and Early Modern studies that consider how secular and religious love, affection, and devotion were perceived and expressed in a variety of contexts.

Papers need not be confined to the theme, but may cover many aspects of medieval and Renaissance life, literature, languages, art, philosophy, theology, history and music. Student sessions with faculty sponsorship welcome.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Thomas Luxon, Professor of English and Cheheyl Professor and Director of the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning at Dartmouth College. Dr. Luxon has published widely on Milton, Shakespeare, and Early Modern England. He is the author of Single Imperfection: Milton, Marriage and Friendship (Duquesne University Press, 2005), and Literal Figures: Puritan Allegory and the Reformation Crisis in Representation (The University of Chicago Press, 1995), and the creator/editor of The Milton Reading Room, a web edition of Milton’s poetry and selected prose.

The conference will conclude with a lesson in Renaissance dance and a performance by the Ken Pierce Dance Company.

Students, faculty, and independent scholars are welcome.

For more information visit

Please submit abstracts and full contact information (email and post mail addresses) to Dr. Karolyn Kinane at

Or via US mail:
Dr. Karolyn Kinane, Director
Medieval and Renaissance Forum

Dept. of English MSC 40

17 High Street
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH 03264

Abstract deadline: January 21, 2011
Presenters and early registration: March 15, 2011

Please send any further inquiries to:
Dr. Karolyn Kinane

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