Southeastern Renaissance Conference to be held on UGA campus

Southeastern Renaissance Conference to be held on UGA campus

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia will host the 64th annual meeting of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference on Oct. 12-13. This year’s meeting features15 presentations on a variety of topics in Renaissance studies, including papers focusing on religion, drama, political history and authorship. UGA will be welcoming scholars from several states as well as from institutions across Georgia.

The conference is the second oldest regional Renaissance conference in the United States, founded during World War II and currently including more than 300 members. Jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of South Carolina at Columbia, the conference meets annually at universities in the southeast and publishes Renaissance Papers, a journal including a selection of each year’s papers.

Support for this year’s conference comes from the University of Georgia English department and the Jane McMullan Academic Support Fund, established in commemoration by Marilyn and John F. McMullan. Jane McMullan (AB ’53 and MA’58 English literature) wrote her thesis on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Additional support comes from the departments of theatre and film studies, comparative literature, religion, history, Germanic and Slavic studies and from the EMUS (Early Modern Union of Scholars).

For information about membership in the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, contact Robert Reid (rlreid@ehc.edu), department of English, Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA 24327-0947. Visit http://www.english.uga.edu for more information about the English department at the University of Georgia and http://www.uga.edu/emus for more about the EMUS.