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READERS, READING AND RECEPTION IN DEVOTIONAL LITERATURE AND PRACTICE
We are currently soliciting proposals for essay-length studies about
readers, reading, and reception in devotional literature and practice,
with particular interest in England in the later Middle Ages. This
collection of essays draws on current scholarly interest in medieval
readers, reading, and reception that extends across such disciplinary
bounds as art history, architecture, social history, and literature
studies. We seek proposals for papers that investigate a wide variety
of approaches to and examples of devotional readers, reading or
reception in the later Middle Ages.
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Submissions are invited for a session on Incorporating Visual Culture in
Writing and Literature Classrooms at the 2007 NEMLA conference in
Baltimore, MD March 01 - March 04, 2007.
The writer of Ecclesiastes laments, "Of making many books there is no
end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh." This session aims
to explore various models of appropriation of medieval English
literature. Topics include the adoption of the medieval concept of
'auctoritas'; the use of earlier texts as polemic; the adaptation of
earlier or contemporary material for satirical purposes; the
deliberate or accedintal misattribution of an author to a text; and
the material reuse of manuscript pages in bookbinding, the assembly
of leaf books, and the composition of commonplace books.
Proposals are sought for essays to be published in an edited collection titled Reading in History: New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition. Please see the description of the proposed collection below. Cambridge Scholars Press has expressed interest in publishing this collection; negotiations for publication will be completed later this year, and completed essays will be due in late 2006.
Archives: From Memory to Event
UCL English Postgraduate Conference
March 9th 2007
Institute of English Studies
Intersections of Image and Text in William Blake
Proposals sought for papers to be presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association's 2007 convention in Baltimore, Maryland, March 1-4, 2007. Explorations of the combination of text and image in the oeuvre of William Blake, whether in illuminated poem, book illustrations, commercial work or unpublished manuscripts by Blake. Proposals by e-mail preferred. Papers may not be presented in absentia, and should be 15-20 min. Send abstracts or completed papers to Josephine A. McQuail, Box 5053, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville TN 38505 USA ph. (931) 372-6207; FAX (931) 372-3484; <jmcquail_at_tntech.edu>
In Association with the North East Irish Culture Network
Fourth Annual Irish Studies Conference
10-12 November 2005
The Word, The Icon and The Ritual [iii] -Ireland - Renaissance, Revolution, Regeneration.
Following the success of its last three international conferences: Representing-Ireland: Past, Present and Future,  and The Word, The Icon and The Ritual, , and Lands of Saints of Scholars,  the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 10-12 November 2006.
38th Annual NeMLA Convention, 1-4 Mar. 2007, Baltimore, MD
Panel: Picture Books and Children's Comics: Semiotics of Text and Image
Chair: Vanessa Raney, Michigan State University
If we follow the argument that comics are for children, then what
distinguishes them from picture books? In the last decade, a newer focus on
the semiotics of picture books has begun to inform scholarship on comics.
Yet, for comics specifically written for children, do these reflect similar
patterns as found in picture books? If not, where do children's comics
diverge to be grouped along with comics intended for adults?
CALL FOR POSTERS=20
Digital Textual Studies: Past, Present and Future
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
October 19-21, 2006=20
The Digital Textual Studies: Past, Present and Future Symposium Planning =
Committee is issuing a call for posters that highlight digital =
humanities projects, tools or techniques or work in progress. We also =
encourage any college or university digital humanities program, center =
or group to present a poster that overviews their program. Posters may =
include a demonstration, traditional printed poster, or a combination of =
both. Wireless internet access will be available at the poster venue.
Call for Papers
"Left/Out: 'Texts' and their 'Ur-texts'"
18 - 19 mars 2007
Université Nancy 2, France