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Call for Papers: Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)

Monday, January 13, 2020  
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The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society is pleased to announce its 2020 Conference: Please join us for the 2020 Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) conference in beautiful Banff, Canada at the Banff Park Lodge in the Rocky Mountains.

Conference dates: September 24–27, 2020

Conference theme: Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)

Confirmed Plenaries:

Professor Mary Floyd-Wilson, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (CV)

Professor Janelle Jenstad, University of Victoria, British Columbia (CV)

We invite proposals for papers, panels, or roundtables related to the theme of Renaissance Landscapes. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • How spaces relate to literary representations and political or philosophical ideas.
  • How places confront or support artistic and literary conventions.
  • How performances embody issues associated with spaces and places.
  • Problematizing/reimagining/revisioning of the term “landscape” as it applies to space, place, bodies, and texts.

Location: The Banff Park Lodge, Banff, Alberta, Canada

For conference updates, visit the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society’s website: 

Conference hotel information: 

Please send 250-word proposals for individual papers, sessions, or roundtable panels to by May 15, 2020.

Any queries about the conference are welcome; please send queries to

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