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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Explorations in Renaissance Culture

A biannual scholarly journal published jointly by the South-Central Renaissance Conference and Arkansas State University.

Our editor, Frances Malpezzi, is pleased to announce yearly the Albert W. Fields Award, an annual cash prize awarded to each volume's article judged most distinguished by a board of judges, beginning with Volume 21 (1995).

View previous recipients of this award >>


In celebration of the formation of the new Queen Elizabeth I Society, Explorations in Renaissance Culture announces that Volume 30, Number 1 (Summer 2004) is a Special Issue of articles devoted to Queen Elizabeth I, edited by Guest Editors Donald Stump and Carole Levin. Copies are available at $10 per issue by contacting the Editor.

Submission Guidelines

The journal seeks submissions from any discipline in Early Modern studies: literature, art and iconography, music, history, gender studies, culture. EIRC asks that any submission (whether electronic or in hard copy) be accompanied by a statement certifying that the article is not being considered for publication elsewhere and will not be so considered elsewhere unless and until the process of this submission results in a rejection.

There are no submission deadlines; manuscripts are submitted year-round from across the U.S. and abroad. Publication decision is given usually within two to three months after submission. Manuscripts with accompanying illustrations are welcome: please submit photocopies of illustrations with the manuscript for the referees' reading, but please be aware that you will be asked to supply black and white photographs (or digital images at the resolution of at least 300 dpi) and letters of permission to reprint from the copyright holders if the article is accepted for publication. EIRC follows the current edition of The MLA Style Manual in matters of documentation style.

Review detailed instructions and further information on EIRC House Style for submitting manuscripts. For a helpful discussion of general guidelines on things to consider when submitting a manuscript for publication, go the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) guidelines page.

When submitting manuscripts, please take care to supply English translations for all non-English quotations therein.

Electronic submissions are easiest; we are able to accept most common word-processing programs (such as WordPerfect, MSWord). Please contact the editor for any other specific information. Please do not include the author's name in the document (include personal information in the cover e-mail only, please). Hard copies of manuscripts (three copies, with author's name on a cover sheet only) can also be sent to the editor.

Note: EIRC does not print advertisements, book reviews, press releases, or calls for papers.

Subscription Information

Institutional subscriptions at $20.00 per year may be ordered from the Editor. Individual subscriptions at $20.00 per year ($10.00 per year for students) may be ordered by sending check or money order (made payable to the SCRC) to:

Pat Garcia
Department of English
Our Lady of the Lake University
411 SW 24th St.
San Antonio, TX 78212-2437

For more information, email Pat Garcia at pmgarcia@lake.ollusa.edu.

Back issues are also available from the Editor at $10.00 per issue, plus S&H on large and international orders.