Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies

Association #51
Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies (CSRS )
Conference dates: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Monday, June 3, 2019
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CSRS #51 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
If we got our numbers right, this will be the 43th annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies. We have invited our membership, which includes literary scholars, historians, and art historians, to address the broad theme for Congress 2019, “Circles of Conversation.” We expect to run multiple concurrent sessions each day from 1-3 June 2019 on topics as diverse as travel, friendship, scientific experimentation, premodern ecology, and cultural and colonial encounters between Europeans and first peoples of the Americas. We will also offer a range of collaborative programming that explores drama in performance, the history of the book, and the possible role of the digital humanities in the process of literary canonization. • With CATR (Canadian Association for Theatre Research), we will co-sponsor a panel on John Lyly’s /Galatea/, scenes of which will be performed as part of UBC’s cultural programming for Congress. If you want to know about this performance – the play’s history and its themes of environmentalism and sexuality – then please join us! • With CATS (Canadian Association for Translation Studies), we are co-sponsoring a plenary lecture by the renowned book historian Dr. Roger Chartier (Collège de France). • We will also host plenary speakers Dr. Wendy Wall (Northwestern University) and Dr. Leah Knight (Brock University), who will share the stage to discuss /The Pulter Project/, which is a collaboratively-produced, open-access online edition of the verse of Hester Pulter, a previously unknown English female writer.

check back in spring 2019.

Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 15, 2019
President's Reception: 
June 2, 2019
Program Chairs: 

Vin Nardizzi, The University of British Columbia

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

John Christopoulos, The University of British Columbia


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.