Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Where to eat and what to do in downtown St. Cloud


Here are some downtown restaurant options for those of you who get in early on Thursday:
1.     The White Horse Restaurant & Bar, 809 W St. Germain St.
2.     Sawatdee Thai Restaurant, 800 W St. Germain St.
3.     Veranda Lounge, 22 5th Ave S.
4.     DB Searles and Nick’s Third Floor (serving locally grown foods and emphasizing sustainability), 18 5th Ave S

If you have a car and want to venture a little ways from the downtown area, you might also try
1.     Star of India, 2812 Division St.
2.     Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant, 1001 Division St., Waite Park, MN

If you find yourself with some extra time (and a good pair of snow boots . . .), consider taking a walking tour of the area. You can find links to several of them here: http://www.ci.stcloud.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=128

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Registration information

You are welcome to pay the $75 registration fee during the conference, but if you are interested in registering before you arrive, please send a check made out to St. Cloud State University with “NPCEBL 2014” in the memo line to the following address:

Glenn Davis
Department of English
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301

We will have receipts available for you in your welcome packet.

Finally, I have confirmed with the Le St. Germain Suites Hotel (320-654-1661) that there are still plenty of rooms available at the conference rate of $89 per night, though you should plan to make your reservation by March 18. Please let them know that you are participating in the Northern Plains Conference when you call. The hotel is just under a mile from the campus conference site, and the walk between the two locations is a safe and easy one.

Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions, and we will be in touch again soon with the program information.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Conference location

The conference events will take place in Building 51, which houses English along with several other departments and is just under a mile away from the Le St. Germain Suites Hotel. Here is a link to the best walking route: http://goo.gl/0NOEgz.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Updated conference information


On April 4-5, 2014, St. Cloud State University will host the twenty-second annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The organizers invite papers on literary-critical, theoretical, and pedagogical subjects concerning texts written in Britain from the Middle Ages through the early nineteenth century. This conference has traditionally served as a venue for encouraging collaboration and the sharing of works in progress. Professor Rebecca Krug of the University of Minnesota will give the keynote address.

Please send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute paper to Glenn Davis (gmdavis at stcloudstate dot edu) by February 21, 2014. (Please note the updated deadline.) Panel proposals are also welcome.

Registration is $75 and includes all meals from breakfast on Friday through lunch on Saturday. We have reserved a block of rooms for $89/night at the Le St. Germain Suite Hotel (www.lestgermainsuitehotel.com), which is in walking distance to campus. Please let the hotel staff know that you are participating in the conference when you make your reservation.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Conference details

The conference will be held on the St. Cloud State campus and at the Le St. Germain Suite Hotel in downtown St. Cloud. Details about the hotel can be found here: http://www.lestgermainsuitehotel.com/.

We have reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees at the newly renovated Le St. Germain, which is located at 404 West St. Germain and is within walking distance to campus. The conference rate is $89/night; please mention your attendance at the conference when you make your reservation.


Call for Papers: NPCEBL 2014


On April 4-5, 2014, St. Cloud State University will host the twenty-second annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The organizers invite papers on literary-critical, theoretical, and pedagogical subjects concerning texts written in Britain from the Middle Ages through the early nineteenth century. This conference has traditionally served as a venue for encouraging collaboration and the sharing of works in progress. Professor Rebecca Krug of the University of Minnesota will give the keynote address.

Please send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute paper to Glenn Davis (gmdavis at stcloudstate dot edu) by February 3, 2014. Panel proposals are also welcome.