Still heady after the great success of the Marvell sessions at the 2011 South-Central Renaissance Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, the Andrew Marvell Society anticipates another stellar year at the 2012 SCRC Exploring the Renaissance Conference, set for 8-10 March, 2012, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Colleagues Catherine Loomis and Susan Krantz from the University of New Orleans are handling local arrangements, while Debra Barret-Graves of California State University, East Bay serves as program chair. The Andrew Marvell Society will be hosting sessions on a variety of topics concerning Marvell’s poetry and prose, at the conference, including a panel discussion on “The Gallery.” Other proposals for papers or for sessions are now invited, especially on the following topics:
- Last Instructions to a Painter
- Life and Biographical Interpretations
- Marvell and Religion
- Marvell and the Drama
Full details about the conference are now posted at the SCRC website.
Abstracts only (400-500 words; and a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program), for papers of no more than 20 minutes reading time, should be submitted online no later than December 15, 2011 via the SCRC website‘s submission abstract form. Please specify the Andrew Marvell Society if you would like to be included in the society-sponsored sessions.
Sessions should be proposed no later than December 1, 2011.
Program participants are required to join SCRC and are encouraged to submit publication-length versions of their papers to the SCRC journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture.
For more information, please consult Joan Faust.
At the Marvell Society Meeting at the 2010 SCRC Exploring the Renaissance Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas, members approved our application for affiliate status of the Renaissance Society of America, allowing the Marvell Society to sponsor sessions at the annual meeting of the RSA. Marvell Society president Nigel Smith informs us of a panel formed for the 2012 RSA meeting in Washington, D.C., on 22-24 March, 2012. With the topic “Andrew Marvell’s Textual Foundations,” the panel will feature Diane Purkiss of Keble College, Oxford; Johanna Harris of Exeter University; and Tom Roebuck of Magdalen College, Oxford. They will present on a preliminary re-investigation of the MSS sources for Marvell’s verse, prose and letters. Panelists will not only focus on Bod. MS Eng. poet d. 49 but also such MS groups as those from the Harley family collection, with the personal and political implications thereof.
Marcus Nevitt of the University of Sheffield will also chair a Marvell session at the RSA meeting, “Andrew Marvell and Allegiance in Cromwellian England.” Featuring panelists Cesare Cuttica (University of Sussex), Nicholas McDowell (University of Exeter), and Ted Vallance (Roehampton University), the session will place Marvell in the context of a variety of allegiance writing in order to consider the complex relationships between loyalty and confessional identity throughout the 1650s.
We hope to see you at both the SCRC and RSA events.
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