UPDATE: BWhat Remains Unpublished, Unpublishable, Resisted, Rejected, Lost, Set Aside, Buried, Posthumously Considered, Unthough

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Burt and Craig Saper, UF and CFU
contact email: 
burt@english.ufl.edu, csaper@cfl.rr.com

Boundaries of Publication:
What Remains Unpublished, Unpublishable, Resisted, Rejected, Lost,
Set Aside, Buried, Posthumously Considered, Unthought, Merely
Mentioned, Called Up, Cited but Nonexistent, Elicited without
Execution, Crossed-out, Under Erasure, Forgotten, Undone To-do List,
Incomplete, An Undiscovered Sleeper, Interminably Incubating,
Accidentally Deleted, Un-recovered Data, Etc.

A special issue of the journal Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging
Knowledge, co-edited by Richard Burt and Craig Saper.

Publication, one reasonably assumes, oscillates between the poles of
acceptance--what comes to define an archive—and rejection—that which
is
excluded from it, symbolized by the rejection letter. To be
published then depends on a frame, and piece of the process, that
exceeds the outcome, but which few have studied.

The editors of this special issue of Rhizomes wish to
trouble the notion of a stable archive defined by the boundaries
it draws between published and unpublished / unpublishable work. We
invite studies of rejected, lost, forgotten works, articles on the
topic of (un)publishability, and theories of the boundaries of
publication.
Deadlines: Completed Essays by May 7, 2010.

Send abstracts, titles, and intention to submit as soon as possible.

For more information contact:

Richard Burt: burt@ufl.edu
C. Saper: csaper@mail.ucf.edu

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bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
international_conferences
professional_topics
romantic
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond