Details of upcoming scholarly meetings


The Marvell Society will be sponsoring panels at RSA 2020 Philadelphia and SCRC 2020 Dallas. Details to follow.

UPDATE AS OF 6 SEPTEMBER 2019 Proposals are now invited for papers to be presented at the 2020 South-Central Renaissance Conference (SCRC) on any aspect of Marvell studies from established scholars in the field as well as graduate students and newcomers. Proposals are welcomed on all topics.


This year’s conference will be hosted by Southern Methodist University in Dallas, 26-28 March


Abstracts only (350 words; a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) should be submitted online no later than 16 December 2019 via the Conference’s submission portal.


For more information, please contact Society president Matthew Augustine at

UPDATE AS OF 9 MAY 2019. Proposals for panels are now invited for RSA 2020 Philadelphia (2-4 April): please send a 150-word overview as well as names of likely contributors to Society President Matthew Augustine ( or Executive Secretary Steph Coster ( by Friday 24 May.

John M. Wallace Award


The John M. Wallace Award honors the best paper on Andrew Marvell presented by an early career scholar at SCRC. All eligible participants are encouraged to apply.

The award recognises the signal contribution to Marvell studies of John M. Wallace (1928-93), Professor of English at the University of Chicago and author of the ground-breaking interdisciplinary work, Destiny His Choice: The Loyalism of Andrew Marvell (1968).

The award is open to graduate students and to independent scholars and contingent, fixed-term, or tenure-track faculty who have received their PhD within the last five years. Applicants will normally submit advance versions of their papers at least one week prior to the meeting, where the award will be presented by the President of the Andrew Marvell Society at the annual business meeting.

For further details, please contact Matthew Augustine, President, at


Program participants are required to join South-Central Renaissance Conference and are encouraged to submit publication-length versions of their papers to the SCRC journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture.

For more information, please consult Executive Secretary Steph Coster (