CFP 2013: ASECS (April 4-7, Cleveland, OH) AND/OR NEMLA (March 21-24, 2013, Boston, MA

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American Society for 18th cen Studies; North Eastern Modern Language Association
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Papers are sought for either one of the following panels. Please note that both panels are devoted to marginalia in eighteenth- and early nineteenth century German literature. While he respective panel/conference will ideally emphasize different understandings of marginalia, I welcome papers on all facets of understanding marginalia.

Please indicate clearly for which conference you are submitting your proposal of 300 words max. to . Due: no later than September 15.

ASECS (April 4-7, Cleveland, OH) – This panel is organized on behalf of the North American Goethe Society) see also: (>>Call for Papers 2013)
The panel proposes to examine Marginalia in Goethe and, more broadly, eighteenth-century German texts, culture, and lives. "Marginalia" are understood literally (i.e., notes, comments, pictures, and decorative elements in the margins of books) as well as more figuratively. While the panel seeks to emphasize the former, we also will consider papers that draw attention to forgotten, lost, or otherwise marginalized texts; papers illuminating how a marginal detail alters a domineering story; papers that reflect on how scholarly developments (e.g., interdisciplinarity, transnational collaboration and approaches, technology/digital humanities) enable the focus on marginalia.

NEMLA (March 21-24, 2013, Boston, MA) see also:
The panel proposes to examine Marginalia in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German texts, culture, and lives. Marginalia are understood literally, or – preferably - figuratively (i.e., genres, topics, forms, patterns of seemingly little importance); thinking beyond the customary categories of marginalization welcome. Examples: attention to forgotten, unpublished, or otherwise marginalized texts; "marginal" genres (prefaces, epilogue), marginal details (e.g., narrative excess, foreign language texts) altering a domineering story; papers that reflect on how scholarly and technological developments enable the focus on marginalia). 300 words abstracts to