UPDATE: Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives (UK) (4/16/06; 6/10/06)
Extended abstract deadline and new date:
Westminster English Colloquia Series
Call for Papers
Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives.
The history of Western culture is punctuated by affirmations of the presence,
rebirth, or return of literature. Such affirmation involves, necessarily, if
implicitly or symbolically, a turn toward the archival forms of the text – that
is, traditionally speaking, a turn toward the codex and the library. This
recourse to textual holdings in various senses clearly involves often
unacknowledged complexities of institutional, technical and cultural issues.