Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spenser Roundtable at Sixteenth Century Conference, 27-30 Oct, Forth Worth 2011

The Spenser Roundtable is a beloved annual event at the SCSC that's always very well attended. Typically, the Roundtable session features 3-5 speakers who each present papers of about 10 minutes, before we open up the session for discussion, which is always stimulating.
This year's topic will be "Spenser and Philosophy" -- interpreted in the widest possible senses (moral, political, natural...)! We'd also be open to papers that think about "philosophy" in conjunction (or against) other discourses in Spenser's work, such as theology, aesthetics, etc.
Please send an abstract of 200-250 words to me ( by 27 MARCH (note that the final SCSC submission deadline is 1 April). As in previous years, if there are more exciting abstracts than the roundtable can accommodate, we will arrange more Spenser sessions, so please do send me something if you have project you are working on.