12-13 April 2024
The 31st annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature will be held at the University of North Dakota on April 12 and 13, 2024. The beautifully remodeled Chester Fritz Library will be hosting us in their space, and we will have several sponsors, including the College of Arts & Sciences.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Natalie Grinnell, the Reeves Family Professor of Humanities at Wofford College, who will be speaking on “Loving the Monster: Medieval and Modern Werewolf Romances.” We will also be featuring a plenary address on Saturday morning by Dr. Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa, Professor Emerita of Shizuoka University and Research Fellow at Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, who will speak on religious literature and female authorship.
300-word abstracts are due by March 22, 2024. Please email Dr. Michelle M. Sauer at email@example.com.
Dr. Natalie Grinnell
2024 - University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Conference Chair: Michelle M. Sauer
2025 - Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
Conference Chair: Peter Ramey
2026 - Minot State University, Minot ND
Conference Chair: Amanda Watts
For thirty years, the NPCEBL has enjoyed a tradition of convivial, stimulating conferences which focus on teaching and scholarship from the beginnings of British Literature through the 18th Century. Papers on all aspects of teaching, interpretation, and research concerning Early British Literature are invited for the yearly conference.
Dr. Jay Ruud