The sixteenth annual meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies
October 22–25, 2009, Dallas, Texas
Conference and Registration Information
Welcome to GEMCS 2009! This year’s conference kicks off with an exciting event taking place on Southern Methodist University’s lovely bucolic campus. On Thursday, October 22nd, join us for a scintillating discussion on strategies for sustaining the humanities during this time of economic crisis. Discussion leaders include faculty and administrators from universities around the country as well as GEMCS participants. The stunning new Meadows Museum will house both the roundtable discussion and the reception to follow, and GEMCS participants will be more than welcome to browse through the Museum’s many early modern collections during the reception. GEMCS gratefully acknowledges Southern Methodist University's sponsorship of Thursday evening's reception.
The conference itself will be taking place in the newly-renovated Sheraton Hotel in downtown Dallas. More than ninety million dollars have been invested in this truly stunning revision of a Dallas historical landmark, and their low room rate makes this hotel a particularly attractive venue for the conference. In addition to the opening reception on Thursday, there will be two receptions at the hotel on Friday and Saturday evenings and coffee breakouts during the sessions, all of which is included in your low conference registration fee. Book exhibits hosted by Scholar’s Choice and Routledge will be open throughout the conference proceedings.
The conference hotel is situated in the lively downtown area of Dallas, within walking distance of many nationally-acclaimed restaurants and clubs. Dallas is known for its fabulous and eclectic restaurants, and the hotel is situated on the very affordable DART LightRail line (and the hotel even has its own stop) that can quickly and easily take you to other parts of the city where wonderful restaurants and edgy clubs abound. If you are inclined to stay put, the hotel itself offers many fine places to eat, drink, and hang out.
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Click here to register on line for the conference and to print out your registration form for the earlybird conference rate.
Important note: the program was assembled before registrations started coming in. The title that appears in this preliminary program may not yet reflect the title you sent in with your registration.