In a 2013 special issue of the Chaucer Review, Arthur Bahr and Alexandra Gillespie encourage literary scholars to consider the aesthetic qualities of the medieval manuscript, in tandem with the text itself. For Bahr and Gillespie, the “forms of manuscripts can be read alongside, or as an intrinsicaspect of, the forms of literary texts.” These claims are, of course, part of a long-standing tradition in Anglo-American scholarship that considers how the mise-en-page of the medieval manuscript generates different modes of reading, from the lifelong work of Malcolm Parkes to the so-called “New Philology.”
bibliography and history of the book
A one-day seminar hosted by the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with the Network for American Periodical Studies.
Friday 22nd September 2017, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus
Deadline for proposals extended: 28th July 2017
Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University)
Organisers: Dr Victoria Bazin (Northumbria University); Dr Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University); Dr Sue Currell (Sussex University); Prof Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)
Confirmed speakers include Dr Claire Lindsay (UCL) and Dr Rachel Farebrother (Swansea University)
The Transnational American Periodical
A one day symposium in collaboration with the Network of American Periodical Studies
British Library, London – 15 December 2017
Plenary Speaker: Professor Janet Floyd (King’s College London)
The Unique Copy:
Extra-Illustration, Word and Image, and Print Culture
Special Issue of the Journal Wolfenbütteler Notizen zur Buchgeschichte
Workshop (Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, Germany; 24-25 May 2018)
Co-organisers and Co-editors: Dr Christina Ionescu and Dr Sandro Jung
Call for Chapter Proposals (due 9/15/17): Edited Collection, The Material Culture of Writing
Cydney Alexis and Hannah Rule, editors
Deadline for Chapter Proposals: September 15, 2017
We invite proposals for chapter contributions to an edited collection on the material culture of writing. In particular, we are interested in work on the nature, histories, and roles of writing objects, read through a material culture studies (MCS) and consumer research lens. By putting MCS into conversation with writing and rhetorical studies, this collection aims to magnify the focus on the material things that sustain writerly acts and identities.
Call for Proposals: Journal of New Librarianship, "New Generation of Librarianship"
The Journal of New Librarianship ( http://www.newlibs.org/ ) seeks short columns (500 to 1000 words) that explore, examine, and discuss issues surrounding the New Generation of Librarianship.
n. 19 – 5/2018
The ghost of the author and the author of the ghost
edited by Ana María González Luna and Paolo Caponi
The Waldensians in the Medieval and Early Modern European Context
9th-10th February 2018
Trinity College Dublin
Call for Paper
Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January. The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript). Those selected for the panel receive $600 toward the cost of attending the Annual Meeting and a complimentary one-year membership
Call for Papers and Workshops
Digital Humanities Approaches to Medieval Mapping