NPC.pngWe are excited to announce the 2015 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature will be hosted by Mayville State University April 10 and 11. Dr. Lynn Arner of Brock University will give the plenary address. Dr. Arner is trained in late medieval English literature, critical theory, British cultural studies, feminist theory, and gender studies, and she recently published Chaucer, Bower, and the Vernacular Rising: Poetry and the Problem of the Populace after 1381. Mayville State welcomes Dr. Arner and British Literature scholars across the region to the 2015 NPC.

Please submit 200 to 300-word abstracts to the conference host at with the subject line "NPC Abstract." Accepted abstracts will be grouped by theme and given 15-20 minutes for presentation. Conference participants will receive the opportunity to have their papers published in the conference proceedings. Abstracts are due March 15. For more information about the NPC, see the conference website:

Conference Schedule


Download the full conference schedule.

Internet Access


Free WiFi will be available for conference participants.

Hotel Information


There is a block of hotel rooms reserved for those attending the NPC. Call the Mayville Hometown Inn at 701-786-9081.

Information About Driving


Participants are encouraged to stay in Mayville or the surrounding area. The drive is about one hour if coming from Fargo and 45 minutes if coming from Grand Forks. Please alert the conference host to potential transportation needs/concerns.

Parking is free on the Mayville State campus.



Please contact the conference host, Erin Kunz, at with any questions or concerns.



Please complete the following registration form. You will be redirected to a site where you can make online payment of the required fee. Registration closes on April 1st.