bibliography and history of the book
Initial deadline for abstracts: 3/31/06=20
Initial deadline for submissions: 9/30/06=20
CEA invites proposals for presentations on book history, bibliography, textual
criticism, readership, authorship, print culture, and (especially) book history
pedagogy. We're meeting at the historic Saint Anthony's Hotel in San
Antonio, April 6-8, 2006.
Panels in book history and book history pedagogy are sponsored by Terry
Belanger and Rare Book School.
Since 1939, the College English Association has been a vibrant association of
scholar-teachers, committed to excellence in teaching and professional
development with 20 regional affiliates. Last year's conference with over 500
presentations in total, offered 5 panels on book history & textual criticism.
"The Publishing Contexts of Eighteenth-Century Exploration Narratives"
Roxanne Kent-Drury, Literature & Language Dept., Northern Kentucky U., LA
543, Highland Heights, KY 41099; Tel: 859/572-6636; Fax: 859/572-6093;
This panel would provide a forum for book history research pertaining to
eighteenth century exploration narratives. Book history research continues
to be concerned with the physical properties of books and the material
conditions of their production, yet the field has expanded in recent years
to embrace the entire range of social conditions that may have influenced
the conception, writing, publication, and distribution of books. Recent
Please see below a call for papers
(with apologies for cross-posting).
"EARLY AMERICAN CARTOGRAPHIES"
March 2-4, 2006, at the Newberry Library:
A conference sponsored by the Society of Early Americanists; the
Newberry Library's Center for Renaissance Studies, Hermon Dunlap Smith
Center for the History of Cartography, D'Arcy McNickle Center for
American Indian History, and Dr. William M. Scholl Center for Family
and Community History; and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal
Arts, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame.
WORD AND IMAGE (ASECS, March 30-April 2, 2006)
This panel seeks to investigate the interaction between verbal and visual
languages in the art and literature of eighteenth-century Europe. Approaches
may draw upon such diverse fields as art history and image theory, cultural
studies, literary theory, visual semiotics, book history and print culture.
Some possible topics include: portraits in the text, engraving, illustrated
narratives and cartography, verbal description, and film adaptations of
eighteenth-century works. The objective is to engage in a stimulating dialogue
on the mutual collaboration of these two very rich forms of expression.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Online Publishing
Computer Culture Area
2006 SWTexas Popular Culture Assoc./American Culture Assoc.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8-11, 2006
We are seeking individual paper proposals as well as panel proposals
(panels of three or four presenters) on aspects of online publishing. We
would welcome proposals by scholars (including graduate students),
publishers, editors, writers, and artists.
Possible topics include:
Abstracts are being accepted for a special session at the 41st
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan:
"Text and Context in Bodleian Library MS Laud Misc 108"
Call for Papers for the 41st Int'l Congress on Medieval Studies,
Kalamazoo, MI, May 4-7 2006:
"Framing, Training and Constraining: Creating an Ideal Reader in the
Later Middle Ages"
Recent meetings of the International Congress have featured panels on
diagrams and codicological devices on the one hand, and on specific
sites and modes of reading on the other. This panel aims to bring
these two strands into a productive tension. We welcome submissions
on the development and transmission of institutional reading
practices as well as papers on the way individual books, circulating
without or beyond institutional support, sought to create ideal
readers more or less on the spot.
_Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens_ is inviting contributions for its 64th
issue of October 2006 devoted to the interactions between text(s) and
image(s)in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. The deadline for
submissions is 30 December 2005._Cahiers Victoriens et Edouadiens_ is a peer-reviewed academic journal
established at the University of Montpellier, France since 1973. It is the
leading French journal in Victorian studies and it publishes articles in
French and English. All submissions should conform to the notes for