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The Book Out of Order: Structure, Inversion, Dissent

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:29pm
University of Toronto's Book History and Print Culture Student Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 11, 2020

“The book always aims at installing an order, whether it is the order in which it is deciphered, the order in which it is to be understood, or the order intended by the authority who commanded or permitted the work.” (Roger Chartier, The Order of the Book)

If, according to Roger Chartier, “the book always aims at installing an order,” what does it mean for the book to be out of order? Is it broken? Is it committing some kind of transgression? Is it still a book? What is a book supposed to do, and what does it mean when it falls short of its perceived functions – or overshoots them? 

CALL FOR PAPERS - GENTES JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:41pm
University for Foreigners of Perugia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30TH 2020

Submissions of papers for Gentes’s 7/20 number are now open. Anyone wishing to submit a contribution can send their paper (maximum 50,000 characters) until the deadline set for November 30, 2020.

Gentes Gentes is made of four sections:

Willa Cather and Popular Print Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:12pm
Willa Cather Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

From Nebraska to Pittsburgh and New York, Willa Cather’s career as a writer was—and has been, even since her death in 1947—inextricably intertwined with various popular print forms. This conference will focus on the intersections of Cather’s life and writings with newspapers and magazines. Cather sometimes disparaged periodicals by hinting to friends and colleagues that she reluctantly published her work in them only to support her more serious writing, yet she understood very well their importance to a writer’s standing in American culture during her lifetime.

ACLA 2021: Repurposing Enlightenment

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:12pm
ACLA Seminar
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Enlightenment has long been understood as a break from past practices and traditions, as a period in which reason, science, progress, secularization were invented. Instead, we seek to understand the Enlightenment and the values identified with it not as rejections of the past or sudden revolutions in thought, but as reconsiderations of earlier ways of knowing. These instances of repurposing include both translations of older sources and traditional thought practices into new contexts as well as the proliferation, amplification, and replication of eighteenth-century ideas.

George Gissing: Work, Life, Friends, Reputation

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 3:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

 Abstracts for papers on George Gissing are sought for a Gissing panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, to be held March 11-14, 2021. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Oct. 19.  Additionally, the decision has been made to have a virtual NeMLA conference.

To submit you must go to the NeMLA website http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

New Deadline: Anglophone Literature, Anglo-American Institutions (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:30pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

How have British and American institutions shaped Anglophone literatures across the 20th and into the 21st centuries? In the decades accompanying decolonization, London and New York remain literary capitals by dint of their concentration of literary capital: the infrastructure of publishers and periodicals, agencies and awards that—staffed by professional readers—support (and distort) the creative act. Centers of cultural gravity, they continue to set standards and bestow prestige, offering more reliable access to readers and remuneration, acting on the materials of writers and manuscripts drawn from around the world.

Creative Industries Journal - Call for Guest Reviewers

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:44pm
Creative Industries Journal (Routledge)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

 

Call for Well-Qualified Guest Reviewers

The international peer-reviewed Creative Industries Journal [CIJ] (Routledge/ Taylor and Francis), now in its 13th volume and approaching its 14th year, seeks to create a pool of guest reviewers, who possess the requisite expertise, to complement our Peer Review Board and Editorial team.

Tobias Smollett at 300: the work of writing

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:42pm
History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) at The Open University, UK, and History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) research collaboration based in the Department of English and Creative Writing at The Open University, UK, and the Institute of English Studies, Uni
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Date of online conference: 13 – 14 May 2021 

Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2020

Tobias Smollett (1721–1771) probably wrote more words than any other writer in the eighteenth century. This has often been overlooked because the words were not always his own. Smollett laboured over vast works of compilation, including historical works, reviews, magazines, translations and compendiums. Even his novels – which sit a little awkwardly in the stories that have been told about the rise of the novel – embraced a similar practice. As a result, Smollett has never been quite able to achieve the reputation which he rightly deserves – that is, as one of the great literary figures of the mid-eighteenth century.

Studies in Crime Writing

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:17pm
Studies in Crime Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Newberry College is pleased to invite submissions for the third issue of Studies in Crime Writing, which is scheduled to appear in the fall of 2021. Studies in Crime Writing is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online scholarly journal dedicated to crime writing, including true crime, thrillers, prison writing, detective fiction, and noir. The journal's focus is on written work, rather than film, computer games, or other electronic media. We are open to a variety of theoretical and scholarly approaches, and to bibliographic and textual scholarship as well.

The Detective, the Artist, and the Professor: Genre and Other Critical Mysteries

updated: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 5:57pm
Mollie Copley Eisenberg / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

This is a call for papers for a panel to run at NeMLA 2021, which will be conducted virtually March 11-14, 2021. Submit an abstract by October 19, 2020 [deadline extended] here: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18807

This panel seeks to convene a conversation that theorizes the relationship between the detective novel, the art novel as it has been understood since modernism, and professional literary study—and in doing so move the critical study of detective fiction beyond the impulse to validate the genre as an object of study or redeem it from the stigma of genre.

Archival articles on American literature (all periods)

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:44am
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Resources for American Literary Study, the leading journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for upcoming 2021 issues. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

Call for Abstracts: NeMLA 2021 Panel (Virtual/Hybrid Platform) on Newspapers, Modernism, and Transnational Print Networks

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:48am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The 52nd NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention (Philadelphia, PA) is now going to be held on a hybrid/virtual platform between March 11 and 14, 2021. This means you can present your papers virtually from anywhere in the world without having to travel to Philadelphia, PA. We now hope to hear more from scholars and students living outside of the US. Please consider sending your abstracts to our panels by September 30! See this link for more instructions: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

 Reposting my own panel description here for anyone interested in global modernism and print networks:

Sindh Antiquities (ISSN: 2617-1996) - Call for Articles:Volume:6,No 1 & 2

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:27pm
Antiquities Department - Government of Sindh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Sindh Antiquities–(ISSN: 2617-1996 ) is a scholarly, double-blind peer-reviewed journal, recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, dedicated to the study of History, Archaeology, Museum and Heritage of Sindh & Indus Valley in specific and World in general. The journal published under the patron of Directorate General of Antiquities & Archaeology, Department of Culture, Tourism, Antiquities & Archives, Government of Sindh.

Spring 2021 CFS

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:51pm
Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Third Stone Journal is accepting submissions of art, music, creative writing, short films, scholarship, digital content, and more on Afrofuturism, African-futurism, and the Black fantastic as explored both inside and outside of the borders of the United States. The call is for the Spring 2021 publication. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2020. For inquiries, please contact the editorial staff of Third Stone Journal at 3rdstonejournal@gmail.com. Note that all work should be submitted via the submission portal at https://scholarworks.rit.edu/thirdstone/.

Framing Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:21am
Grace Morgan Armstrong/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following session at NEMLA in Philadelphia, PA, 3/11-14, 2021. Abstracts (300 words+ short bio) must be received by September 30 at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18915

 

 

 

Framing Narratives:  NEMLA, 52ND ANNUAL CONVENTION
March 11-14, 2021 - Philadelphia, PA

 

(Comparative Literature / Cultural Studies and Media Studies)

 

Panel:

Biblical Reading and Renaissance Literary Production (NeMLA 2021, Philadelphia)

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2020, Philadelphia

This panel explores how strategies for reading the Bible shaped literary output during the 16th and 17th centuries. Recent criticism in the field of book history details the reading practices that evolved in response to the Reformation’s call for direct engagement with vernacular scripture. This panel aims to bring fresh thinking in the history of the book into conversation with the perennial topic of the Bible in and as literature, offering new insight into how biblical reading became literary production in this period.

Continental Law and Early Modern Visual Culture (Renaissance Society of America 2021 sponsored session)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:46pm
Hayley Cotter, University of Massachusetts
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Session at the Renaissance Society of America's Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 April 2021

This session aims to foster conversation about the relationship between Continental law (civil, canon, or Roman) and early modern visual culture. Chaired by Dr. Valérie Hayaert, it specifically probes how images of justice were adapted to conform to local custom in order to retain their effectiveness. However, any topic that addresses early modern European law and visual culture (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, book illustration, and public murals) is welcome and will be considered for inclusion on the panel.

Please send the following to Hayley Cotter (hcotter@umass.edu) by 15 July 2020:

New Scholars Program

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:31pm
Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

CFA: Applications due September 8 for BSA's 2021 New Scholars Program; info session June 26

 

The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts (manuscript, print, digital, from clay and stone to laptops and iPads). 

 

Creative Writing in the Digital Age

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

One immediate side-effect of the current ominous economic climate and general uncertainty of our times has been a downturn in traditional publishing. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, consolidation of publishing houses, the closure of brick-and-mortar bookshops, and the supremacy of Amazon had begun to permanently alter the way creative writing is published. At the same time, creative content on the internet has never been so abundant, with poetry, film, and fiction being shared and streamed in ways that create a flourishing if generally nonremunerative cultural climate. This panel looks at options available to creative writers in the wake of the decline of traditional publishing options.

The People of Print: Printers, Stationers, and Booksellers, c. 1500-1830

updated: 
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 9:08am
Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 14, 2019

**Deadline Extended to 14 June 2019**

The People of Print: Printers, Stationers, and Booksellers, c. 1500-1830

Thursday 12th September - Saturday 14th September 2019

Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

Plenary speakers: Dr Lisa Maruca (Wayne State University); Professor James Raven (Cambridge University)

Archival/Bibliographical Work on American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:19am
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

Resources for American Literary Study, the leading journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for upcoming issues. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

CFP: AMS-Southwest and Texas Music Library Association

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:52am
AMS-Southwest and Texas Music Library Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

The Joint Program Committee for the American Musicological Society Southwest Chapter and the Texas Music Library Association is accepting proposals for presentations to be given at our 2020 joint fall chapter meeting. The virtual meeting will take place as several sessions between Thursday, September 24 and Saturday, September 26, 2020.We welcome presentations about topics in musicology, music librarianship and related areas, with inclusion for diverse perspectives. Some proposed themes include, but are not limited to:

Discipline and Interdisciplinarity

updated: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:13am
The Ohio State University Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

**Extended Deadline (see note below re: conference format flexibility in light of COVID-19)

 

Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Organization

The Ohio State University

 

Call for Papers

Discipline and Interdisciplinarity

October 2nd & 3rd, 2020

Columbus, Ohio

 

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