Call for Papers

Plymouth State University

33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum

Friday and Saturday April 20-21, 2012

Call for Papers and Sessions

“Prophecy, Divination, Apocalypse”

We invite abstracts in medieval and Early Modern studies that consider how prophecy and divination functioned in personal, political, religious, and aesthetic realms. How did ideas about the future impact the present?  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.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Michael A. Ryan, historian of Medieval and Early Modern Spain at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Ryan, an award-winning teacher, has published widely on dreams, prophecy, the Antichrist, and the Apocalypse. His most recent book, “A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology, Divination, and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon,” will be published by Cornell University Press in Fall 2011.

Students, faculty, and independent scholars are welcome.  Undergraduate student sessions require faculty sponsorship. Abstracts may be submitted in English or Spanish.

For more information visit www.plymouth.edu/medieval

Please submit abstracts and full contact information to Dr. Karolyn Kinane, Director: PSUForum@gmail.com.

Abstract deadline: January 16, 2012

Presenters and early registration: March 15, 2012

In Plymouth Magazine

Example Image

A New Day, A New Way of Giving

Thanks to life in the digital age, when information is as close as a swipe and a tap away, old-school philanthropy has been turned on its head. Donors want—and can find—more information about the causes and organizations they support. They want to feel confident that their gift is going to make a difference; and with […]

Example Image

Round the Track

It’s been a long 30 years for supporters of Plymouth State’s track and field program, but the wait is finally over. For the first time since 1985, PSU’s track team hosted a meet December 12 at the new ALLWell North facility, which features an NCAA regulation 200-meter track, long- and high-jump pits, pole vault, and a weight area. For […]

Example Image

Next Steps

Grant-funded Program Prepares Special Education Teachers » Looking over a classroom of a dozen junior high school students at Plymouth Elementary School, special education intern Jennifer Kay ’99 worries what the future holds for the class of kids with mental and physical challenges. “I have doubts about where some of my students will be in […]