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New Media in American Literary History Symposium December 5-6 2013
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NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Confirmed plenary panelists include: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), Ellen Gruber Garvey (New Jersey City University), Lisa Gitelman (New York University), and Meredith McGill (Rutgers University).
We invite applicants for “New Media in American Literary History,” a symposium aimed at bringing together “digital” and “analog” scholars interested in the history of American print media to discuss common questions, challenges, and identify potential collaborations. Our goal is to bridge the gap between digital and more “traditional” disciplinary work. The conference will bring together scholars employing methodologies such as text mining, topic modeling, digital curation, and network analysis—in other words, “big humanities data”— into direct and productive dialogue with Americanist scholars, graduate students, and archivists employing well-established practices in book history, textual analysis, media studies, and critical bibliography in their work.
We welcome applications from scholars and graduate students across the humanities and social sciences thinking through the following questions (but are not limited to):
This symposium will not be structured like a typical conference, with panels of papers followed by short Q-and-A sessions. Instead, we will organize the event around project demonstrations, roundtables, group dialogues, and master classes. Applicants should submit a C.V. and 250 word proposal that discusses how they will contribute to engaged discussions about the challenges, limitations, and potential intersections of digital humanities, book history, bibliography, and media studies. Submissions should be submitted to Ryan Cordell and Rhae Lynn Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 9, 2013.
The symposium will take place at Northeastern University December 5-6, 2013, and is sponsored through the Rare Book School’s Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography (http://www.rarebookschool.org/fellowships/mellon/), the Northeastern University English Department (northeastern.edu/english/), the Northeastern University Humanities Center (http://www.northeastern.edu/humanities/), and the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks (http:nulab.neu.edu).