medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
We are excited to announce the 2015 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature will be hosted by Mayville State University (in Mayville, ND) April 10 and 11. Dr. Lynn Arner of Brock University will give the plenary address. Dr. Arner is trained in late medieval English literature, critical theory, British cultural studies, feminist theory, and gender studies, and she recently published Chaucer, Bower, and the Vernacular Rising: Poetry and the Problem of the Populace after 1381. Mayville State welcomes Dr. Arner and British Literature scholars across the region to the 2015 NPC.
Please submit 200 to 300-word abstracts to the conference host at with the subject line "NPC Abstract." Accepted abstracts will be grouped by theme and given 15-20 minutes for presentation. Conference participants will receive the opportunity to have their papers published in the conference proceedings. Abstracts are due March 15. For more information about the NPC, see the conference website: .
In the Classroom: Approaches and Strategies for Teaching Early British Literature
A Round Table with Discussion
"The Hidden Curriculum" is a term used to describe what we teach while we are teaching. This panel will offer anecdotes and strategies from its members' experience of teaching Early British Literature in order to explore the hidden curriculum and more. The panel will open up discussions of what to teach, how to teach, and how to engage current students in their learning. Brief presentations (about ten minutes for each panelist) will be followed by open discussion with audience members.
Panelists: Lizbeth Benkert-Rasmussen, Northern State University; Stephen Hamrick, Minnesota State Moorhead; David Sprunger, Concordia College; and Bob De Smith, Dordt College (convener).
Working-class Women in the Professoriate
This workshop will focus on class and gender in the university. The professoriate is highly mystified for many people, and students are often interested in understanding those who are teaching in the university. The presentation will be approximately 30 minutes followed by Q & A and open discussion with the audience. All genders are welcome.
Presenter: Lynn Arner, Brock University
Registration is now open at http://www.mayvillestate.edu/community/arts/northern-plains-conference-early-british-literature/ .