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Consuming Cultures and Manuscript Evidence

updated: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:56pm
Research Group on Manuscript Evidence at the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Consuming Cultures and Manuscript Evidence

at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

15-18 November, Kansas City, Missouri 

The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the M-MLA conference’s theme of “Consuming Cultures,” is sponsoring panels on the consumption of manuscripts.  This consumption can be both literal—for example, the destruction wrought by bookworms, fires, and biblioclasts—or metaphorical—where “consuming” can mean textual transmission and reception more broadly.  We invite all approaches, including textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical as well as all periods.

Call for Submissions *Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:56pm
*Resources for American Literary Study*
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, has returned to Penn State University Press and is inviting submissions for upcoming volumes. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.

Old and Middle English Language and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:14pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

This panel welcomes all proposals that address the conference theme of consumption in texts in Old and Middle English. Of particular interest are proposals that address consumerism in all forms, material or immaterial. Examples of material consumerism might include but are not limited to the presence, use, or thoughts of food, goods, bodies, or land, while examples of immaterial consumption might consider ideas, beliefs, values, labels, or practices. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr. Kathleen Burt at kathleen.burt@mga.edu by no later than April 5, 2018. 

Marginal Writing in the First World War

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:55pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

In preparation for the Centenary of Armistice Day, this panel welcomes proposals on texts and documents that are considered “marginal” to the British and Irish cultural histories of the First World War. This panel welcomes proposals on English-language literary texts, and contemporaneous authors, that exist outside the canon of First World War scholarship. Additionally, this panel welcomes proposals on extraliterary materials written during or about the war; these include manuscripts of canonical and non-canonical texts, fragments, juvenilia, correspondence, and reviews. Proposals on the print cultures and sociologies of the First World War are also welcome, as is any work on the music, painting, and sculpture produced in response to the war.

FLATTERY -- MLA 2019 Forum, Open Session

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 8:17am
LLC 16th-Century English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The LLC 16th-Century English Forum of the Modern Langage Association is organizing a panel on Flattery.

The panel will be on the program for the 2019 MLA conference in Chicago, IL.

We are seeking new research on political, poetical, rhetorical, literary, hypocritical, artificial, dramatic, erotic, sniveling, strategic, or otherwise noteworthy examples or discussions of flattery in English texts, c. 1500-1600.

Please send Abstracts of 150-200 Words to Adam Zucker (azucker@english.umass.edu) by March 15th.

In the eye of the beholder: visual contexts of communication in medieval and early modern texts (thematic session at Poznań Linguistic Meeting 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:04am
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

In the eye of the beholder: visual contexts of communication in medieval and early modern texts 

This session is part of the 48th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM), which will take place from 13-15 September in Poznań Poland.

Publishing William Morris and his Circle (MLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:10am
William Morris Society in the United States / SHARP
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The WMS is seeking submissions for the following session, co-sponsored with The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, for the 2019 MLA Convention. Please note that this session is not guaranteed (and is subject to approval by the MLA):

This session seeks new perspectives on publishing William Morris and his circle. Topics might focus on Morris as publisher, on illustrations, on printing, or on the physical format of the book. We especially welcome papers that address publications outside of the Kelmscott Press, and/or that feature book history or digital humanities approaches. 

Romantic Exchanges, 1760–1840

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:08am
British Association for Romantic Studies Postgraduate and Early Career Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Romantic Exchanges, 1760-1840

 British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference

University of Glasgow, 15–16 June 2018

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Gerard Carruthers (University of Glasgow)

Dr Susan Manly (University of St Andrews)

Maria Edgeworth 250

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:12am
School of English, Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

MARIA EDGEWORTH 250

 

6-8 December 2018, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

 

Call for Papers

 

 

Miss Edgeworth is at Abbotsford, and has been for some time; a little, dark, bearded, sharp, withered, active, laughing, talking, impudent, fearless, outspoken, honest, Whiggish, unchristian, good-tempered, kindly, ultra-Irish body. I like her one day, and damn her to perdition the next. She is a very queer character; particulars some other time.

 

John Gibson Lockhart, quoted in Christopher NorthA Memoir of John Wilson.

 

Experiments in short fiction: between genre and media

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:07am
University of Leuven (Belgium)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

CFP ILLI 23 (Fall 2018) : “Experiments in short fiction: between genre and media” - Editors : Elke D’hoker and Bart Van den Bossche

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