BRITISH LITERATURE CONFERENCE
April 5 and 6, 2013
The 21st annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature will take place at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) has established a tradition of convivial, stimulating conferences that focus on teaching and scholarship from the beginnings of British Literature through the 18th Century. Papers on all aspects of teaching, interpretation, and research on Early British Literature are invited.
If you are interesting in presenting at the conference, please submit an abstract, along with a one-page vita, to Bob.DeSmith@dordt.edu. For best consideration, please submit before January 15, 2013. Direct any questions to Dr. Bob De Smith at the email address above or call (712) 722-6296. For updates and more information, visit the NPCEBL website.
This year's keynote speaker, Dr. John N. King, will present "The Reformation of the Book: Materiality and the Construction of Meaning."
King is a distinguised university professor emeritus and humanities distinguished professor emeritus of English and religious studies at Ohio State University. His expertise extends to early modern British literature and culture, Reformation literary and cultural history, the history of the book, manuscript studies, and iconography.
His books include English Reformation Literature: The Tudor Origins of the Protestant Tradition, Tudor Royal Iconography: Literature and Art in an Age of Religious Crisis, Spenser's Poetry and the Reformation Tradition, Milton and Religious Controversy: Satire and Polemic in Paradise Lost, Voices of the English Reformation: A Sourcebook, and Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and Early Modern English Print Culture.
In addition to serving as a consultant editor and member of the British Academy Advisory Committee for the recently completed online edition of the first four editions of John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs (1563-1583), he has edited a variety of early modern texts and collections of critical essays. He served as editor of Reformation and co-editor of Literature and History. A senior research fellow at Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia, he has been the recipient of a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Study Center at Bellagio, Italy, and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Folger Shakespeare Library, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Henry E. Huntington Library, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Lilly Endowment in conjunction with the National Humanities Center.