Symposium on Scholarly Editing and Archival Research -- Wayne State University

full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Maun
contact email: 
caroline.maun@wayne.edu

Please consider participating in and attending the WSU Symposium on Scholarly Editing and Archival Research. All are welcome, and all events are free and open to the public. Full details are at the website:

http://www.wsuscholarlyediting.org

The call for papers is attached and reprinted below. Abstracts are due May 31, 2013, and our conference will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Walter P. Reuther Library on Wayne State University's campus. Our keynote speakers will be Peter Quartermain, editor of Robert Duncan's Collected Early Poems and Plays (2012), and Collected Later Poems and Plays (currently in production), and Martha Nell Smith, Founding Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland, College Park and a leading Emily Dickinson scholar. Full biographical statements for these wonderful speakers are available at the conference website.

Please also feel free to forward this announcement in your academic networks. We anticipate having the program ready by July 15, 2013. Thanks so much.

Caroline Maun
Associate Professor, Department of English
Wayne State University

Call for Papers

The Wayne State University Symposium on Scholarly Editing and Archival Research is an interdisciplinary conference inviting new perspectives on current practices in the editing and presentation of literary texts in all media. The symposium will take place at Wayne State University at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center on Thursday, September 26, 2013. All events are free and open to the public.

In what ways do opportunities made possible by digital environments inform editorial choices for both screen and page? How has archival research been affected by digital tools? What new literary, hermeneutic, and scholarly projects are now possible? To what degree do new approaches and methods of editing texts challenge existing narratives of criticism and literary history? We invite abstracts of no more than 500 words on these subjects as well as the following broad topics:

Literary publishing and branding
Digital archives
Archival research
Scholarly editing
Canons and canonicity
Literary reception
Textual aesthetics
Digital poetics

Please send your abstract, contact information, and a brief c.v. by May 31st to:

Caroline Maun, Associate Professor
Department of English
Wayne State University

caroline.maun@wayne.edu

Or, use the form on the website to send in your materials. Be sure to indicate any audio visual needs you anticipate.

All events are free and open to the public. We request registration of all attendees, available at the conference website.

The Wayne State University Symposium on Scholarly Editing and Archival Research is supported by a Research Enhancement in the Arts and Humanities Grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the WSU Humanities Center Working Group on the History of the Book, and the Department of English at Wayne State University.

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bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
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humanities_computing_and_the_internet
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