Call for Submissions

The Program Committee for the 66th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America invites submissions for two sessions of Lightning Talks to be held at the conference in Philadelphia, 2–4 April 2020. Abstracts that present new directions in Renaissance studies and multidisciplinary approaches are especially welcome. Current RSA members who are not already in a speaking role on the program (paper presenter, roundtable discussant, or session respondent) are eligible to submit, provided they also meet the standard eligibility criteria.

Submissions should be for brief talks of no more than six minutes. Powerpoint slides will be limited to no more than two per presenter, to be submitted prior to the meeting.

Submission requirements:

  • Title (maximum 15 words)
  • Abstract (maximum 200 words)
  • Current CV (.pdf or .doc upload)
  • Discipline (chosen from among these options)
  • Current RSA membership

All submissions to the RSA Annual Meeting must consist of new material that has not been published or presented in alternative venues or formats.

General Instructions:
  • No names or titles should be included in the abstract text. Names will be automatically hidden during the abstract review process and will be automatically inserted and properly formatted upon publication.
  • Presenting authors will be automatically informed of the unique ID numbers and passwords assigned to their abstracts. Abstracts may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline, using the assigned ID# and password.
  • An individual may submit one paper for consideration. That one paper may be an individual paper proposal, a paper proposal for a seminar session, or part of an organized panel. Individuals who submit more than one paper proposal (or the same paper multiple times) will be asked to withdraw all but one of them before the submissions are reviewed.
  • For more information related to eligibility and submission quotas, please click here.

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