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Early Modern English Catholic Culture, Chicago, October 2002

Abstracts and inquiries are invited for an interdisciplinary conference on
"Early Modern English Catholic Culture," to be held at the Newberry
Library's Center for Renaissance Studies, Chicago, Illinois, October
11-12, 2002.  The conference, sponsored by Newberry Renaissance Consortium
members Wayne State, Miami, and Kent State Universities, is being
organized by Arthur Marotti, Frances E. Dolan, Christopher Highley, and
Ronald Corthell.

The conference is envisioned as a conversation among scholars from a
variety of disciplines.  Organizers welcome proposals for papers or panels
on any aspect of Catholic culture in early modern England. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to, church history and politics, martyrology,
nationhood, gender, class, popular culture, ritual, missionaries,
polemical writing, devotional art and literature, doctrinal controversies,
anti-Catholic representation, scholarly sources and methodologies.

Inquiries and one-page abstracts should be sent to Ronald Corthell,
Department of English, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA, or
rcorthel@kent.edu.  Abstracts must be received by March 1, 2002 in order
to be considered for inclusion in the conference.

Ronald Corthell
Kent State University