The Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

Minot State University, April 21 and 22, 2017




Minot State University is honored to host the

2017 NPCEBL Annual Conference.


Our keynote speaker will be


Thomas Clayton

Regents Professor of Early British Literature

at the University of Minnesota.



Professor Clayton received his doctorate from Oxford University.


Author of several books related particularly to Shakespeare.

He will be speaking with us about


Shakespeare and the Mediterranean


                                 Image result for The "Hamlet" First Published (Q1.1603): Origins. Forms, Intertextualities. Clayton, Tom,                Photo of Prof Tom Clayton






Please send abstracts no later than 31 Jan 2017 to: Robert Kibler





There is a seventy-five dollar ($75.00) registration fee for the conference, to be paid either by check or online.


This will cover the costs of the conference dinner, daily trays of coffee, tea, water, and finger foods at each conference room, and transportation to the dinner.

If there are funds available we will issue tickets for a certain number of free drinks at dinner.

You will also receive a bag full of all kinds of conference related info and MSU related trinkets.


Register by contacting conference organizer Robert Kibler at 701-720-2716, or

or register for the conference online using the following link:



Online Registration



Hotel Accommodations


We have blocked out 35 rooms at the North Dakota state rate of eighty-one dollars ($81.00) per night for conference participants.

The Hampton Inn and Suites is two blocks from the airport and two blocks from the Minot State University campus.

They have on-demand shuttle service to campus and back, two fitness centers, and they serve a full breakfast as part of the daily cost.


Contact them at 701-838-1400, asking for Amanda, and register using the following web link:


Hotel Registration



Minot State University Special Invite


We are excited to host you on our beautiful campus, and will do what we can to make this year's conference a memorable one for all.

As the months roll on, we will post campus maps, the location of nearby restaurants and pubs, and contact information

so that no one need remain bewildered about anything conference, university, or city-related for too long.


See you in April.  Onward!



Questions or Suggestions


Robert Kibler, Chair

Foreign Languages, Humanities, Literature


701 858 3876


Eric Furuseth, Coordinator

Program in English Literature