Idaho State University English Department to Host Medieval and Renaissance Conference

On April 12-14, 2012, the Idaho State University English Department will play host to the annual Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference (RMMRA). This year's theme will be Classifying the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds.

The conference typically attracts 50-75 participants and is open to the general public. The College of Arts and Letters hopes to extend the audience to local teachers, students, and interested community members. Antonette diPaolo Healey, editor of the international Dictionary of Old English, will present a keynote address titled, "Contested Categories, Anxiety, and Resistance in Early English and Beyond."

The conference, organized by Professors Thomas Klein and Curtis Whitaker of the ISU Department of English and Philosophy, is supported by grants from the Idaho Humanities Council and the College of Arts & Letters.