CFP: Collecting, Archiving, Publishing North America (June 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory, and Culture / University of Lodz
contact email: 
jadwigamasz@gmail.com

Jeremy Braddock, in his Collecting as Modernist Practice, argues that the material collection and the anthology both be considered as an “authored work” and, following Bourdieu, a “system of positions.” The history of collecting and publishing in the 20th century – from Peggy Guggenheim to the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX – illustrates a widespread development and framing of how literary and cultural materials are received. Publishers, editors, librarians, and curators have all played a fundamental role in authoring and shaping the reception, preservation, and influence of textual and cultural objects.
Text Matters invites contributions to its 5th issue that analyze the construction and management of North American literary and cultural artifacts within the frame of archival or textual studies, as well as reception theory. Any articles dealing with art history, reception theory, the archive, and/or digital humanities that do not fit this theme are also welcome.

Please see the style sheet available from the journal’s website http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/text-matters/ for details. The deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2014. They should be emailed to text.matters@uni.lodz.pl and jadwigamasz@gmail.com. Editors invite potential contributors to contact them about thematic proposals at jadwigamasz@gmail.com and dorfil@uni.lodz.pl.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
journals_and_collections_of_essays