Reading Scenes and Systems

full name / name of organization: 
Sören C. Hammerschmidt
contact email: 
soren.hammerschmidt@ugent.be

CFP: "Reading Scenes and Systems" special session, MLA 2013

I am still looking for a contributor or two for a special session I intend to propose for inclusion in the MLA 2013 program:

This round table will consider approaches to bridging the gap between scenes and systems of reading, between case studies and analyses of large-scale developments (in terms of chronology, demographics, economics, etc.). What methodologies are available to connect the close study of scenes of reading to broader discussions of reading practices and mentalities? What approaches have been used so far, and how are they being adapted or reconceived? Methodologies that were developed to deal with large, complex structures (such as network theory, systems theory, or data/text mining) will be of particular interest to this round table, but proposals considering approaches from a broad range of methodologies are invited. The round table aims to bring together five to six scholars who will offer brief presentations followed by plenary discussion.

Please send short proposals by March 20, 2012, to Sören Hammerschmidt (soren.hammerschmidt@ugent.be).

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african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
medieval
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
renaissance
romantic
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian