We are delighted to announce that the plenary speakers for the 2014 conference will be Thomas F. X. Noble, Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, and Ruth Evans, Dorothy McBride Orthwein Professor of English at St. Louis University. Past plenary speakers have included Jody Enders of UCSB and Duane Osheim of UVA in 2012, Caroline Bruzelius of Duke and Lori Anne Ferrell of Claremont Graduate University in 2010, and John Najemy of Cornell and François Rigolot of Princeton in 2008.
The Conference is generally held on the second weekend of March in even years (that is, 2010, 2012, 2014), although we occasionally adjust the date to avoiding overlap with other spring conferences such as the Medieval Academy, the RSA, and the Shakespeare Association. The nineteenth biennial Conference will be held 6–8 March 2014; please see the Call for Papers for further information (linked in sidebar at left).
The Conference is held in the Sudakoff Conference Center on the historic bayfront campus of New College of Florida, the honors liberal arts college of the Florida state university system. New College is located on the Gulf coast in Sarasota, next door to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.