The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) 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, David Scott Kastan, and Alexander Leggatt), up to twenty sessions of three to four papers each, a reception and a business lunch.

The PNRS is an affiliate of both the Renaissance Society of America and the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies / Société Canadienne d'études de la Renaissance.

The 2017 annual conference will be held on Oct. 19-22th in Portland, Oregon, hosted by Portland State University and co-sponsored by Marylhurst University. The plenary speakers will be Fran Dolan, Distinguished Professor of English, UC Davis, and Daniel Vitkus, Professor of Literature, UC San Diego.

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