Exploring the Renaissance 2018: An International Conference

The South-Central Renaissance Conference, which has met annually since its founding in 1951, is an interdisciplinary association of Renaissance scholars with members primarily from North America and Europe.  SCRC takes pride in being one of the oldest and friendliest Renaissance conferences in North America.

Invited Speakers

William B. Hunter Lecturer: Peggy O’Brien, Folger Shakespeare Library

Louis L. Martz Lecturer: Dorothy Metzger Habel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Keynote Lecturer: Brian Corrigan, University of North Georgia 

SCRC welcomes 15- to 20-minute papers on any aspect of Renaissance studies (music, art history, history, literature, language, philosophy, science, theology, et al.) and especially welcomes interdisciplinary papers.

Submit abstracts only (400-500 words, plus a 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) via the SCRC website’s abstract submission form at www.scrc.us.com beginning September 15, 2017 through December 15, 2017.  Scholars whose papers are accepted must attend the conference; papers cannot be read in absentia.

Program participants are required to join SCRC and are encouraged to submit publication-length versions of their papers to SCRC’s fully refereed, independent scholarly journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture. Shorter papers (up to 3,000 words) are invited for submission to SCRC’s online newsletter, Discoveries.

To propose a special session, e-mail the program chair no later than November 1, 2017.  If a special session is approved, presenters must then submit their abstracts online via the SCRC website by December 15, 2017.

To compete for a limited number of graduate travel fellowships ($300 maximum), graduate students whose papers have been accepted for the conference must apply to the program chair by e-mail, attaching the complete text of their paper, by February 1, 2017.  Undergraduates who would like to present a paper must not only submit abstracts but also e-mail the complete text of their paper and a faculty letter of recommendation to the program chair no later than December 15, 2017.


For more information

SCRC Website: http://www.scrc.us.com

Program Chair:  Pat Garcia, The University of Texas at Austin, pmgarcia@utexas.edu

Local Host: Renee Bricker, University of North Georgia, renee.bricker@ung.edu