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Eliza Haywood: 300 Years of Love in Excess

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:13am
Manushag N. Powell / Purdue University Early Atlantic Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

2019 marks the 300th anniversary of the publication of Love in Excess, the still-popular work of fiction that launched the print career of one of the most important authors of the entire eighteenth century. The Early Atlantic Reading Group at Purdue University therefore calls for papers and non-fatal enquiries in celebration of all aspects of Eliza Haywood’s work, career, and world (such expansive topics might include bibliography, women’s book history, theatricals, the Hillarians, or even Haywood and Crusoe—which also marks its 300th birthday in 2019). Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to Manushag N. Powell (mnpowell@purdue.edu) on or before August 20, 2018.

Digital Humanities in India: Contestations, Connections and Collaborations (Jointly organized by IIM INDORE and IIT INDORE)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:20am
Digital Humanities Alliance of India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

In his recent polemical piece, noted academic and cultural critic, Timothy Brennan calls Digital Humanities, a “bust” and declares: “[a]fter a decade of investment and hype, what has the field accomplished? Not much.” Brennan’s critique of DH, amongst others, is that “[DH] promises to break the book format without explaining why one might want to — even as books, against all predictions, doggedly persist, filling the airplane hangar- sized warehouses of Amazon.com.” What remains potently interesting is that Brennan’s questioning of DH and its machine-oriented methodology[ies] is itself rooted in an Anglo-American episteme: one that has continuously promoted the “print medium” as the only legitimate paradigm for advancing worthwhile humanistic inquiry.

The Future of the Medieval Book

updated: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:13am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

What is the future of medieval manuscripts? Scholars have for decades been interested in the history of their production and the social environments, institutions, and mechanics of their production; these concerns have constituted what we all consider the “history” of the book. Yet, how do we imagine our futures of conserving and interacting with these materials? Much like monks who spent hours consuming their texts through the practice of lectio divina, we now also consume these materials in the act of studying them. Only, holy reading positioned the reader to focus on his present, where we interact with old books to discover as much as we can about their past.

Sixteenth Annual Graduate Conference at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:33pm
Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

 

The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its sixteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 13, 2018. We are delighted to welcome historian Christopher R. Kyle of Syracuse University as our keynote speaker.  This year’s conference theme is Spaces of Authority.

 

Consuming Cultures and Manuscript Evidence

updated: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:56pm
Research Group on Manuscript Evidence at the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Consuming Cultures and Manuscript Evidence

at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

15-18 November, Kansas City, Missouri 

The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the M-MLA conference’s theme of “Consuming Cultures,” is sponsoring panels on the consumption of manuscripts.  This consumption can be both literal—for example, the destruction wrought by bookworms, fires, and biblioclasts—or metaphorical—where “consuming” can mean textual transmission and reception more broadly.  We invite all approaches, including textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical as well as all periods.

Call for Submissions *Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:56pm
*Resources for American Literary Study*
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, has returned to Penn State University Press and is inviting submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.

Old and Middle English Language and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:14pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

This panel welcomes all proposals that address the conference theme of consumption in texts in Old and Middle English. Of particular interest are proposals that address consumerism in all forms, material or immaterial. Examples of material consumerism might include but are not limited to the presence, use, or thoughts of food, goods, bodies, or land, while examples of immaterial consumption might consider ideas, beliefs, values, labels, or practices. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr. Kathleen Burt at kathleen.burt@mga.edu by no later than April 5, 2018. 

Marginal Writing in the First World War

updated: 
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 4:03pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 21, 2018

UPDATE: the due date for proposals has been updated from 5/7 to 5/21!

FLATTERY -- MLA 2019 Forum, Open Session

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 8:17am
LLC 16th-Century English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The LLC 16th-Century English Forum of the Modern Langage Association is organizing a panel on Flattery.

The panel will be on the program for the 2019 MLA conference in Chicago, IL.

We are seeking new research on political, poetical, rhetorical, literary, hypocritical, artificial, dramatic, erotic, sniveling, strategic, or otherwise noteworthy examples or discussions of flattery in English texts, c. 1500-1600.

Please send Abstracts of 150-200 Words to Adam Zucker (azucker@english.umass.edu) by March 15th.

In the eye of the beholder: visual contexts of communication in medieval and early modern texts (thematic session at Poznań Linguistic Meeting 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:04am
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

In the eye of the beholder: visual contexts of communication in medieval and early modern texts 

This session is part of the 48th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM), which will take place from 13-15 September in Poznań Poland.

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