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SHARP@RSA 2020

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:36pm
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Call for Papers: SHARP @ RSA 2020

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor up to four panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA on 2-4 April, 2020. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital remediation. We plan to sponsor at least two panels under the banner “New Voices in Book History,” so we welcome applications from participants new to RSA or SHARP, especially early career researchers.

Vampires, Zombies, Bodices, and Perps: Genre in Creative Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Genre fiction (such as fantasy, sci-fi, suspense and mystery, thrillers, historical romance) has often been discouraged in creative-writing courses, even outlawed. However, in recent years, the popularity of genre fiction in the marketplace has challenged the boundaries of literary writing. This panel will consider some of the following questions: How do challenges to the traditional boundaries of genre impact the teaching of creative writing? How might fiction, drama, and even poetry address these challenges? How can the conventions and tropes of genre fiction be used fruitfully in literary writing? Both writers who work in or with particular genres and writers who have resisted the lure of genre are encouraged to share their work and ideas.

The Book Biz: The Novel and Contemporary Publishing

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the rise of the novel during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the literary marketplace has famously been a powerful influence on the form, format, and concerns of both short and longer fiction. This panel will consider the realities of contemporary publishing as a business and the way its corporate structure, economic practices, and publishing procedures impact the lives and work of writers. Some questions to consider: what effects does the advent of electronic publishing have on both the content and the distribution of literary work? How have expanded opportunities for self-publishing impacted the novel’s form and content? What is the contemporary publishing process like, and what are some effective strategies for navigating it?

New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:57am
William Bowen, Susan Dudash, Randa ElKhatib, Ray Siemens,
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Call for Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies

RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia

 

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching.  Panels at the 2020 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them.

 

Decolonizing the Digital Archive

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 9:19am
25th AISNA Biennial Conference Gate(d)Ways. Enclosures, Breaches and Mobilities Across U.S. Boundaries and Beyond (Ragusa, Italy, September 26-28, 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Decolonizing the Digital Archive

 

In recent years we have witnessed a proliferation of digital archival work – often (but not always) in the form of open access platforms developed to gather, preserve, and share historical documents. The very nature of open accessibility counters a rhetoric of retreat and the construction of barriers among knowledge producers and consumers – by refusing ownership over its content and seeking collaborative and communal engagement in both interpretational and curatorial work, open access digital archives are often decentralized archives that  provide modes for democratic access, exchange, and co-construction of knowledge.

Mapping “No-Place”: Geographical Fantasy in Nineteenth-Century America

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:13pm
Ashley Rattner and Ryan Charlton
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Remapping is inherently an act of dissent. As Denis N. Cosgrove observes, “The measure of mapping is not restricted to the mathematical; it may be equally spiritual, political, or moral. By the same token, the mapping’s record is not confined to the archival; it includes the remembered, the imagined, and the contemplated.” What role do illusory places––literary utopias, hoaxes, legends, visions, and other fictions––play in critiquing, reinforcing, or challenging mainstream American culture in the nineteenth century? This proposed panel explores aspirational, deceptive, and fantastical spaces which throw the existing world into relief to propose plausible and potent alternative microcosms.

Journal of the Georgia Philological Association

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 3:12pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association is now accepting submissions for its annual publication.  Submissions can be in any area related to language, literature, composition, philosophy, history, translation, interdisciplinary studies, pedagogy, and philology from any time period and discipline.  In fact, previous issues have included everything from ancient to postmodern works of literature, pop culture, history, religion, and even politics. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2019.  Those accepted for publication must be/become members of the Georgia Philological Association.  Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words.

CFP: Fourth Issue of The New Americanist/Special Feature Section: "American Studies in the Archive"

updated: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 2:15pm
The New Americanist (University of Warsaw)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 19, 2019

Special Feature Section: “American Studies in the Archive”

The New Americanist seeks articles for its fourth issue’s special feature section “American Studies in the Archive.” Articles whose framework largely depends on archival materials, or which theorize the role of the archive – either historically or in current practice – will be considered. Special consideration will be given to articles which take race, transnational, LGBTQ, or disability studies approaches.

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