Stephen Orgel, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of
Humanities, Stanford University; "Real Places in Imaginary Spaces:
Architecture on the Seventeenth Century Stage."
Susan Frye, Department of English, University of
Wyoming; "Mary Queen of Scots: Aesthetic Appetites, Courtly
Call for papers: If you work in a PNRS relevant field, you
are encouraged to respond to the
call for papers and to propose panels or sessions.
Registration: Details will be posted as they
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference: Renaissance
Consumption: Food, Cooption, and Transformation
The Pacific Northwest
Renaissance Society will be holding their 57th annual
Renaissance conference at Saint Martin's University from October
Meeting every year for over sixty years, the conference was
conceived as a vehicle to promote scholarship in early modern
studies. The PNRS treats "Renaissance" more generously than
merely British Literary Studies 1500-1660 and seeks to work
actively with all Northwest scholars of European and
transatlantic culture and society from 1300-1700, including art
historians, economists, historians, scholars of religion,
theatre historians and practitioners, scholars in the history of
science and medicine, political scientists, and comparatists.
Associated with the Renaissance
Society of America, the core of the society members come
from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana in the States and
British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan in Canada. The
conference is held alternately in Canada and the United States
and is open to all scholars and graduate students from North
Traditionally the conference features two plenary speakers
(speakers in the past have included Stephen Greenblatt, Barbara
Lewalski, and Alexander Leggatt), up to twenty sessions of three
to four papers each, a reception and a business lunch.