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“Tools for Corpus Analysis in the Study of the Long Eighteenth Century” Part II (Digital Humanities Caucus)

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
49th ASECS Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

For this panel, we seek individual or team submissions focused on literary or historical work using digital tools
for corpus analysis. We invite papers that cover various aspects of computer-assisted textual analysis,
whether in research or in the classroom. Questions might include: What are the risks and benefits of
computer-assisted textual analysis? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having students “screw
around” with texts in this fashion? What does it mean to derive significance from a text or a corpus of texts
through quantitative means? How might texts be interpreted and interrogated through specific methods and

NEW JOURNAL: Early Middle English -- Call for Submissions

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:29am
Early Middle English
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Announcing *Early Middle English*, a new biannual open-access journal published by MIP-Arc Humanities Press.  *EME* is the first scholarly journal devoted to this vital period of linguistic change, literary and material experimentation, emerging genres, and multilingual interaction, and it takes the widest possible conception of the field. EME seeks to examine not only texts written in Early Middle English but also the historical and global situation of the literature of England and its production ca. 1100-1350. 

We are currently seeking submissions for the first two issues.  Submissions can fall into one of two categories:
1. Traditional long-form essays of 6000-8000 words

Minor Print Cultures of the Nineteenth-Century United States

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 1:38pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2018 Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention

April 12-15, 2018 / Pittsburgh, PA

"Minor Print Cultures of the Nineteenth-Century United States" (Panel)

"Dickens and Language": 2018 Dickens Society Symposium

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:32am
Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Dickens Society is pleased to request abstracts for our annual Symposium, to be held July 30-August 1, 2018 in Tübingen, Germany, a university city located just 30 minutes from Stuttgart, between the Swabian Alb and the Black Forest. Founded in 1477, Tübingen is one of the oldest universities in Germany. The picturesque old town is intact, with late medieval university buildings and half-timbered houses as well as Hölderlin tower, where the German poet lived, by the Neckar River.


The Intermedia Restoration

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 3:51pm
University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

The Intermedia Restoration

February 16, 2018

University of Maryland, College Park

Call For Papers


Organized by Laura Rosenthal & Scott Trudell


Featuring William Germano, Stuart Sherman, & Amanda Eubanks Winkler


Manuscript Aesthetics (Kalamazoo ICMS 2018)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:58am
Graduate Medievalists at Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

In a 2013 special issue of the Chaucer Review, Arthur Bahr and Alexandra Gillespie encourage literary scholars to consider the aesthetic qualities of the medieval manuscript, in tandem with the text itself. For Bahr and Gillespie, the “forms of manuscripts can be read alongside, or as an intrinsicaspect of, the forms of literary texts.” These claims are, of course, part of a long-standing tradition in Anglo-American scholarship that considers how the mise-en-page of the medieval manuscript generates different modes of reading, from the lifelong work of Malcolm Parkes to the so-called “New Philology.”

Magazines on the Move: North American Periodicals and Travel

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:23am
Centre for Travel Writing Studies (CTWS), Nottingham Trent University/ North American Periodicals Society (NAPS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 28, 2017

A one-day seminar hosted by the Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with the Network for American Periodical Studies.

Friday 22nd September 2017, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus

Deadline for proposals extended: 28th July 2017


Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University)

Organisers: Dr Victoria Bazin (Northumbria University); Dr Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University); Dr Sue Currell (Sussex University); Prof Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)

Confirmed speakers include Dr Claire Lindsay (UCL) and Dr Rachel Farebrother (Swansea University)

The Transnational American Periodical

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:32pm
British Library/Network of American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The Transnational American Periodical

A one day symposium in collaboration with the Network of American Periodical Studies

British Library, London – 15 December 2017

Plenary Speaker: Professor Janet Floyd (King’s College London)

The Unique Copy: Extra-Illustration, Word and Image, and Print Culture

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:45am
Herzog August Library
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Unique Copy:

Extra-Illustration, Word and Image, and Print Culture

Special Issue of the Journal Wolfenbütteler Notizen zur Buchgeschichte

Workshop (Herzog August Library, Wolfenbüttel, Germany; 24-25 May 2018)

Co-organisers and Co-editors: Dr Christina Ionescu and Dr Sandro Jung