Department of Music

Early Modern Shapes
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference
Bellingham, WA, May 2004


Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference:
Early Modern Shapes
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA
May 6-8, 2004

Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society and Western
Washington University. Plenary speakers will be announced.

One-page abstracts, session, and roundtable proposals are welcome in any
area of Renaissance Studies, including art, history, literature, music,
philosophy, science, and theology.  In particular, submissions are invited
on the following topics:

Forms of History and Histories of Form
History and Reformation
Ghosts, Phantoms, and Death
Living Bodies and Inanimate Objects
Shifting Shapes and Shape-Shifters
Silhouettes, Profiles, and Contours
Forms of Technology
Reforming Pedagogies, Then and Now
Imagined and Fantastical Shapes
Costumes and Disguises
Geometric Shapes

Deadline for submission of one-page abstracts, session, and roundtable
proposals: February 15, 2004.

Please be sure to include professional affiliation, address, phone number,
and e-mail address with each abstract, whether submitted individually or
as part of a session/roundtable proposal. E-mail submissions are welcome.

Send inquiries, abstracts, session, and roundtable proposals to:

Marc Geisler, Organizing Committee Chair
Department of English
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225, USA
FAX Number:   +1-360-650-4837
PHONE Number: +1-360-650-3216

For updated information about the conference, see the PNRS website at:


In conjunction with this year's annual conference, the Pacific Northwest
Renaissance Society is pleased to announce the creation of the PNRS Award
for Graduate Scholarship.

This award has been instituted to recognize excellence in scholarly
writing at the graduate level; it entails a $250.00 cash prize and the
opportunity to present a paper at the Renaissance Society of America's
annual conference.

To be eligible for the award, candidates must be enrolled in a program of
graduate study in the greater Northwest region (i.e. British Columbia,
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho,
California, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming).  Candidates must also submit a
scholarly essay (5,000-20,000 words), which will be used as the basis for
a presentation at the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance
Conference and subsequently at the annual meeting of the Renaissance
Society of America. The deadline for proposals for this year^s PNRS
meeting is February 15, 2004; the full manuscript of any essay competing
for the award must be submitted for evaluation by March 15, 2004.
Manuscripts should not identify the author except on an accompanying title
page, and they should be mailed to Marc Geisler, PNRS President,
Department of English, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
98225, USA.