In 2014, the Edith Wharton Society launched a prize for undergraduate research on Edith Wharton. We seek critical essays by undergraduates focusing on works by Wharton in all genres. Students at all undergraduate levels are eligible to submit. Papers should be 15 pages maximum. The winning essay will be published on the Edith Wharton Society website and the author will receive an award of $100. Electronic submissions are requested.
bibliography and history of the book
This award, formerly known as the “Edith Wharton Society Prize for a Beginning Scholar” and established in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar, advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years. The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of the Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250.
We seek papers explaining movements in locations and texts that have transformed individuals, Christian groups, or Christianity as a whole, as well as other topics related to Christianity and literature.
Contact: Bill Lancaster, Texas A&M University – Commerce. firstname.lastname@example.org
BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities
September 22-24, 2017 | Madison, Wisconsin
Call for Individual Papers and Complete/Partial Panels
Proposals due to email@example.com by April 15, 2017
Decision Notification by May 15, 2017
Organizers: Jonathan Senchyne, Heather Wacha, Mark Vareschi
Questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote Lecture: Matthew Kirschenbaum, Professor of English at the University of Maryland and author of Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination and Track Changes A Literary History of Word Processing.
MIND-READING 2017: MENTAL HEALTH AND THE WRITTEN WORD
Venue: Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon
10 March 2017
Dr. Elizabeth Barrett (UCD) and Dr. Melissa Dickson (Oxford).
Prof. James V. Lucey (TCD),
Prof. Fergus Shanahan (UCC) and
Prof. Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford).
UCLA Friends of English Southland Graduate Conference - Extended Deadline: April 1st
Los Angeles, CA | June 9-10
Keynote Speakers: Jessica Pressman (San Diego State University) & Yogita Goyal (UCLA)
Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2017 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers’ archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year’s convention theme,“High Art/Low Art Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the diverse world of popular culture? How has print culture reflected popular taste from the early modern world to the present?
Possible topics include:
In recent decades there has been a gradual yet dramatic shift in the means by which scholars engage with literary archives, as the widespread digitization of manuscript texts and the comprehensive shift to digital research tools has changed the nature of scholarly routes into archival material. There has also been a simultaneous shift within archives themselves, as the increasing prevalence of born-digital works necessitates radical changes in methods of curation and preservation.
Special Issue Call for Papers
Archives, authority, aura: Modernism’s archival turn
Edited by Naomi Milthorpe, University of Tasmania
Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2018