Event—Public Programming

2017 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference #NLGrad17

Tarih-i Yeni Dünya, c. 1600, Newberry Ayer MS 612.

Tarih-i Yeni Dünya, c. 1600, Newberry Ayer MS 612.

Tarih-i Yeni Dünya, c. 1600, Newberry Ayer MS 612.

The Center for Renaissance Studies’ annual graduate student conference, organized and run by advanced doctoral students, has become a premier opportunity for emerging scholars to present papers, participate in discussions, and develop collaborations across the field of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern studies in Europe, the Americas, and the Mediterranean world. Participants from a wide variety of disciplines find a supportive and collegial forum for their work, meet future colleagues from other institutions and disciplines, and become familiar with the Newberry and its resources.

Twitter hashtag: #NLGrad17


Schedule | Abstracts | Biographies | Participant Handbook

THURSDAY January 26

11:30 - 12:15 Organizers' Luncheon
12:30 Registration opens
1 - 2:30 Thursday afternoon Sessions
- 1. Reading, Editing and Adapting Early Modern Verse
2. Leaks and Creaks: Illness and Infirmity in the Pre-Modern Body
3. Milton in Conversation: Exploring Intertextual Relationships
4. The Medieval World in Songs and Tales: Mobility, Transformation, and Cultural Commentary
2:45 - 3:45 Collection Presentation / "Meet A Newberrian"
4 - 5 Welcome and Plenary
5 - 6:30 Opening reception (included with registration)

FRIDAY January 27

9 - 9:30 Coffee and continental breakfast
9:30 - 11 Friday morning sessions
- 5. Law in Practice, in Performance, and in Process
6. Global Exchanges: Desirable Objects in Commercial, Cross-Cultural and Literary Marketplaces
7. Art: Making Meaning in Theory and Practice
8. John Donne’s Poetics and the Rhetoric of Change
11 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 1 Friday midday sessions
- 9. Nation Building Before the Nation-State
10. Women’s Powerful Pens
11. Ghosts, Witches, Monsters: Ambiguous Tropes of Alterity
12. Disruptive Bodies: Fluid Identities and Transgressive Performance in Literature and Drama
1 - 2 Luncheon (included with registration)
2 - 3:30 Friday afternoon sessions
- 13. Shakespeare A: Morals and Madness in Shakespeare
14. Imagined Cartographies: Space and Place in the Early Modern World
15. Origin Stories: Genealogy and Influence
16. Touchable Saints: Reliquary and Materiality
3:45 - 4:45 Collection Presentation / "Meet A Newberrian"

SATURDAY January 28

9 - 9:30 Coffee and continental breakfast
9:30 - 11 Saturday morning sessions
- 17. Teaching to the Text: Language, Pedagogy and Digital Methodology
18. Colonial Vocality and Orality
19. Questioning Authority: Revolt, Resistance, Debate
20. Shakespeare B: Shakespeare and Reproduction
11 - 12 Collection Presentation / "Meet A Newberrian"


Devon Borowski, University of Chicago
Jesse Dorst, University of Minnesota
Samantha Snively, University of California Davis
David Lee Vaughan III, Oklahoma State University
Davina Warden, Claremont Graduate University
Emily Wood, Northwestern University

Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines and some may limit eligibility to certain colleges or departments. Be sure to contact your Representative Council member in advance, as early as possible, for details.