The Andrew Marvell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2019 South-Central Renaissance Conference (SCRC) on any aspect of Marvell studies from established scholars in the field as well as graduate students and newcomers. Proposals are welcomed on all topics, but especially:

  • Marvell and executive power
  • ‘Law and literature’ approaches to Marvell
  • Gossip and intelligence
  • Marvell and the everyday
  • Thinking with sex
  • Marvell and rhyme
  • Marvell and contemporary poetry (1945-present)
  • Explorations of ‘On Paradise Lost

Abstracts only (350 words; a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) should be submitted online no later than 15 December 2018 via the SCRC website’s submission page. For more information, please contact Executive Secretary Steph Coster at stephiecoster@gmail.com.

The Marvell Society also welcomes submissions for the John M. Wallace Award for the best conference paper presented by an early career researcher. The award recognizes the signal contribution to Marvell studies of John M. Wallace (1928-93), Professor of English at the University of Chicago and author of the ground-breaking interdisciplinary work Destiny His Choice: The Loyalism of Andrew Marvell (1968). The award is open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty below the rank of associate professor (US, Canada) or equivalent (i.e., within the first five years of a permanent teaching appointment). For full consideration, essays must be submitted one week in advance of the meeting. Please send to Society president Matthew Augustine at mca3@st-andrews.ac.uk with ‘John M. Wallace Award’ in the subject line.

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.