William Coulter Chosen to Present Paper at Annual Conference

English professor will give paper called, ‘the difficulty of the engining: ’ Traces of the Masque in George Herbert’s The Church  


William A. Coulter, Eichelbaum Professor of English, will give a paper at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, to be held this year at N.C. State University in October. The paper is called “ ‘the difficulty of the engining:’ Traces of the Masque in George Herbert’s The Church.” It investigates shifts in perception or understanding, especially in the movement from poem to poem, through the analogy of the spectacular scenic shifts in the court masques of James I and Charles I.

The SOUTHEASTERN RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE, a regional conference of the Renaissance Society of America, is the second oldest regional Renaissance Conference in the United States. Founded during World War II by the faculties in Renaissance studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Conference celebrates seventy years of service to Renaissance studies in the southeastern United States.