In their introduction to surface reading, Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best find in nineteenth-century American literature an analog to describe their method: "As Poe's story 'The Purloined Letter' continues to teach us," they write, "what lies in plain sight is worthy of attention but often eludes observation." Of perhaps of more immediate relevance to the members of C19, for Russ Castronovo, in his recent J19 essay "Occupy Bartleby," Occupy Wall Street's appropriation of "Bartleby, the Scrivener" invites a series of meditations on the transtemporal unsettlings of Melville's powerful story, the differences between professional criticism and public reading practices, and whether or not the public's commitment to reading Melville analogically unsettles critiq
White Buildings at 90: Revisiting the Art of the (Post)Modern Poetry Collection (Panel)
The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspective. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content.
The rise of the modern museum was (and remains) a global event that resonates across literary cultures. Germain Bazin termed the nineteenth century the "Museum Age" for the myriad ways the new phenomenon of the public museum redefined the social status of art. This session investigates how this development was received by nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglophone authors writing during and immediately following the rise of the modern museum.
Want to get started on a digital American studies project? We may be able to help!
At this year's American Studies Association annual meeting in Toronto, the Digital Humanities Caucus would like to help you get started on a digital project by offering one-hour consultations with experienced digital humanities practitioners. We'll hold these consultations from 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, in the conference hotel.
We can think your idea through with you, suggest useful tools and resources, and give you some suggestions about where you might go next.
An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM), and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio) with the support of the regional program EnJeu(x).
Université du Mans, June 15th and 16th, 2016
Regular Paper Submission:
Socrates Journal invites Authors/Researchers to submit their research papers for consideration of publication in the regular Issues of the Journal.
Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality
Call for Participation 2016
Thursday 21st January – Saturday 23rd January 2016
London, United Kingdom
CFP Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers:Supernatural Figures in Children's Picture Books Deadline Extended July 15
Leslie Ormandy (Clackamas Community College)
Contact email: monstrousmessengers(at)gmail.com
I am still in need of several chapters for this edited collection. Please recall that the focus in on physical picture books and children, not on television or film. Deadline for submission is extended to July 15. Questions are welcomed.
The Midwest Modern Language Association invites submissions for the Fall 15 issue of the JMMLA.
Deadline for essays: July 15th, 2015
"The Lives of Cities"
Deadline for essays: July 15th, 2015
Submissions are accepted from papers given at our 2014 Conference in Detroit, MI. The following topics are welcome: