Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
2003 Meeting

Renaissance Communities

1-3 May, 2003
Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
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The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society invites you to its 2003 meeting.  The theme of this year's gathering is community, with reference both to early modern communities of many types and the interpretive communities today that study them and their output.  Plenary speakers include Paul Stevens (Queens U) and Mark Vessey (U British Columbia).


About the PNRS

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society is an academic organization that promotes scholarship in Early Modern Studies by hosting an annual conference. The conference is held alternately in the United States and Canada and is open to all scholars and graduate students from North America. Traditionally the conference features two plenary speakers (speakers in the past have included Stephen Greenblatt, Barbara Lewalski, and Alexander Leggatt), up to twenty sessions of three to four papers each, a formal dinner and a business lunch.  The PNRS is an affiliate of both the Renaissance Society of America and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies.  The PNRS maintains both a website, at, and an e-mail list, at PNRS-LIST@SFU.CA; to join this list, please send a message to BUDRA@SFU.CA.

About Malaspina U-C

Malaspina University-College is host to the 2003 meeting of the PNRS.  Located in Nanaimo, British Columbia -- on the beautiful east coast of Canada's Vancouver Island --  Malaspina is easily accessible via direct air and sea-ferry service from Vancouver, as well as by connections from Victoria and Seattle.  For travel directions, and other information about Malaspina, please visit its website, at
April 28, 2003