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Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:23pm
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Updated submission deadline.

“Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England”

MMLA 2020 Permanent Session Old and Middle English Language and Literature

The general conference theme “cultures of collectivity” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures.  Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.

Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts

updated: 
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 2:47pm
Renaissance English Text Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts deadline for submissions: April 24, 2020 full name / name of organization: Renaissance English Text Society contact email: jpowell@sju.edu 

Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts

Renaissance English Text Society Panel

SCSC, Baltimore, October 29 – November 1, 2020

 

Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 11:55pm
Renaissance English Text Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts

Renaissance English Text Society Panel

SCSC, Baltimore, October 29 – November 1, 2020

 

            Abstracts are invited for the Renaissance English Text Society panel at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in Baltimore, 29 October - 1 November 2020. Twenty-minute papers should focus on some aspect of unedited or under-edited texts derived from manuscript and/or print witnesses written in English during the sixteenth century or first half of the seventeenth. Papers may address:

 

House Styles: Pulps, Periodicals, Publishing

updated: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:05pm
Alec Pollak
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

We seek papers for a panel at this year's Modernist Studies Assocation annual meeting (Brooklyn, NY, October 22-25) entitled "House Styles: Pulp, Periodicals, Publishing."  From the little magazines that launched a slew of modernist authors' careers to the grassroots periodicals and zines of the 1970s–80s that reintroduced forgotten or out-of-print writings, periodicals have consistently served as counter- and sub-cultural venues for literary production. This panel will consider the intersections between print cultural forms, mechanisms of dissemination, and the constitution of evolving twentieth-century literary canons and tastes.

Editing Marginalia & Footnotes

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:57pm
Association for Documentary Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

Association for Documentary Editing’s Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Meeting

7-10 January 2021

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Marginalia and footnotes are their own genres, but most editors concentrate on the main body of a text. Yet material outside that text body, whether as marginalia or footnotes, can have great bearing on the meaning of the main document.

 

Marginalia and footnotes raise a number of questions:

 

* What is the function of such material?

 

* Who made the marks, and when, where, and why?

 

* As editors, what do we do with them?

 

"Movement through Arthurian Legend" Bangor English Medievalism Transformed 2020

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:05am
School of English, Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

"Movement through Arthurian Legend" 

Medievalism Transformed 2020 explores all historical and literary ideas relating to the theme of movement in the medieval world. How are texts re-invented across time? What role do texts play as cultural objects in their historical moment and beyond? How does a text engage with moving times, cultures, and space?

We invite papers relating to movement through Arthurian legend crossing all periods, borders, and historical and literary disciplines including but not limited to:

SCMLA - Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:04am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panel taking place at the 2020 South Central Modern Language Association annual conference. The conference will be held in Houston, TX, on October 8-10. We welcome papers on any and all non-dramatic literary Renaissance works, including works from the English Renaissance/Early Modern period. From Machiavelli to Milton and Cervantes to Stanley, all works of poetry and prose are open for consideration. Neither the conference nor the panel have a theme, so we welcome papers with a wide range of topics. The deadline to submit abstracts is April 10, 2020. Please email your 250-word abstracts to chair Ali Webb at mwebb26@lsu.edu.

The Pre-Raphaelites in Art and Literature: Reception and Celebrity

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:16pm
William Morris Society and Society for the History of Authors, Readers and Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Proposed joint session of the William Morris Society with the Society for the History of Authors, Readers and Publishers (SHARP):

 

How did the Pre-Raphaelites become well-known to their contemporaries and later readers? What role did publishers play in their reception? And what was the impact of the rise of a professional class of journalists and reviewers on their reputation? 

William Morris and His Circle: Biography, Archives, Artifacts

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:15pm
William Morris Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Modern Language Association Convention
Toronto, January 7-10, 2021
Call for Papers: Guaranteed sessionWe seek proposals on new approaches to the lives of Morris and his associates, including his Pre-Raphaelite, Arts and Crafts, socialist, and familial circles. Papers on twentieth-century and contemporary responses to Morris's legacy as broadly conceived are also welcome.Please send a one-page abstract to florence-boos@uiowa.edu by March 18, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE MLA 2021: Practices of Persistence: Women's Authorial Labor in Seventeenth-Century England and the New World

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:52am
Lauren Mamolite, Wagner College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel invites papers addressing how seventeenth-century women’s authorial labor constituted and/or negotiated practices of persistence that were considered necessary to confront the transatlantic New World, including but not limited to willfullness, fortitude, sacrifice, and endurance. A variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches welcome. Please submit 250 word abstract and brief biography to lauren.mamolite@wagner.edu

Cultures of Collectivity and Manuscript Evidence

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence at the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the MMLA conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” is sponsoring panels on collecting and manuscripts, broadly conceived. Possible foci include, strictly by way of example: specific archives, collections, or even gatherings of texts in particular manuscripts; reading communities or scribal centers; book markets; and the collections of material resources involved in manuscript production. We invite all approaches—including hermeneutical, textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical—across all time periods.

Diverse Projects on American Lit - archival, bibliographical, pedagogical, DH

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:50pm
Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

Resources for American Literary Study, the leading journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for 2020. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom. Due to the nature of the journal, there is no minimum or maximum length for submissions, and we encourage innovative projects and approaches that will serve as resources for the field.

International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:41pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

“Narrating Lives” - International Conference on Storytelling, (Auto)Biography and (Auto)Ethnography28-29 August 2020 - Malta

organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Life-history approach occupies the central place in conducting and producing  (auto)biographical and (auto)ethnographic studies through the understanding of self, other, and culture. We construct and develop conceptions and practices by engaging with memory through narrative, in order to negotiate ambivalences and uncertainties of the world and to represent (often traumatic) experiences.

The History of the Book and the Future of the World

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:41pm
Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ) is pleased to announce the 2020 conference with the theme The History of the Book and the Future of the World, to be hosted at the State Library of South Australia Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December. There will be a Rare Book Librarians Day event on Wednesday 2 December.

Conference website https://sites.google.com/view/bsanz-conference-2020/home

19th-Century Women Writers and Archives

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:41pm
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

19th-Century Women Writers and Archives

 

This roundtable sponsored by the Margaret Fuller Society invites discussion about all aspects concerning archives and 19th century women writers. Presentations might consider (but are not limited to): theory, mission, materials, public-facing, recovery, digital archives, visual culture, strategies for archival inclusion.If interested, please send a 300 word paper proposal and a short Vita by March 20, 2020 to Sonia Di Loreto: sonia.diloreto@unito.it   

Medieval Leavings

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:36am
Medieval Leavings
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Medieval Leavings (https://medievaleavings.hcommons.org/) is a new, Open Access, online journal that publishes editorial orphans on topics in Medieval Studies (broadly construed) and makes them available for our community to use. We hope to ameliorate some of the inequities (and maybe also indignities) of journal publishing.

Medieval Leavings will also feature a special section, Archival Darlings (https://medievaleavings.hcommons.org/our-archival-darlings/), highlighting exciting archival finds that may be useful for other scholars to know about, but that simply don’t fit our own formal publication plans.

English Literature in Your Pocket: The Tauchnitz Edition and Other Paperback Series

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:33am
University of Leipzig
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Bernhard Tauchnitz's Collection of British and American Authors series, initiated in 1841, was not only a successful entrepreneurial eneavour but also a milestone in the history of print culture. The Leipzig-based publisher Tauchnitz, renowned all over the world for his series of affordable pocket books in English, eventually produced more than 5000 volumes over the next 100 years. The cultural and literary repercussions of this unique achievement have been far-reaching since the late 19th century.

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at MLA 2021: Archival Woolf

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:55pm
Mary Wilson / International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Archival Woolf.  This panel will explore Woolf and the archive: Woolf’s own engagement with archives, the representation of archival research in her fiction and essays, and/or our understanding of her work via archived materials.  Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Mary Wilson (mwilson4_at_umassd.edu) by Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

[Extended] (Re)Mediations - University of Toronto Graduate English Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:51am
University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

(Re)Mediations 

Graduate English Conference

Graduate English Association, University of Toronto

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Conference on April 24, 2020          Proposals due January 24, 2020

“While modernity took us in the direction of textual interiority and disciplinary autonomy, we have to focus on ecological mediation and interdisciplinarity.”
Suresh Canagarajah, “English Studies as Creole Scholarship: Reconfiguring the Discipline for Postcolonial Conditions”

[Extended Deadline] (Re)Mediations - University of Toronto Graduate English Conference

updated: 
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 5:59pm
University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

(Re)Mediations 

Graduate English Conference

Graduate English Association, University of Toronto

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Conference on April 24, 2020          Proposals due January 24, 2020

“While modernity took us in the direction of textual interiority and disciplinary autonomy, we have to focus on ecological mediation and interdisciplinarity.” - Suresh Canagarajah, “English Studies as Creole Scholarship: Reconfiguring the Discipline for Postcolonial Conditions”

Academic Writing Workshops - Getting Published Workshop

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 2:16pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Academic Writing WorkshopsSaturday 13th June 2020 - Getting Published Workshop – what do academic journals look for?

 The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers who would like to improve their academic writing skills in order to succeed in studies and in career.

It is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for participants. Each session will include explanations, examples, exercises, and texts to help the participants develop techniques for working productively at different stages of the scholarly writing process.

Academic Writing Workshops - Conference Presentation and Lecturing Workshop

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 2:16pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Academic Writing WorkshopsSaturday 25th April 2020 - Conference Presentation and Lecturing Workshop

The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers who would like to improve their academic writing skills in order to succeed in studies and in career.

It is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for participants. Each session will include explanations, examples, exercises, and texts to help the participants develop techniques for working productively at different stages of the scholarly writing process.

Academic Writing Workshops – Reading Skills, Note-taking, Paraphrasing, Plagiarism

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 2:16pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

Academic Writing Workshops 

Saturday 15th February 2020 – Reading Skills, Note-taking, Paraphrasing, Plagiarism

The workshop is designed for students, young scholars and independent researchers who would like to improve their academic writing skills in order to succeed in studies and in career.

It is organised to provide maximum hands-on practice for participants. Each session will include explanations, examples, exercises, and texts to help the participants develop techniques for working productively at different stages of the scholarly writing process.

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) CFP: The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 3:16pm
Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages

The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its thirtieth annual graduate student colloquium, which will take place on the 15th of February 2020 at the A.D. White House on Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus.

Periodicals, Protest, and the South

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 1:44pm
Research Society for American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

Periodicals, Protest, and the South: Periodicals--especially those addressed to regional or other focused communities--have long been credited as potent political forces for organizing social protest movements and collectives. From radical New Orleans abolitionist papers to contemporary university publications, southern periodicals have helped to articulate and circulate protests against racism, economic exploitation, institutionalized inequality, and many other social ills.

Archival and Bibliographical Articles on American Lit. (Deadline extended)

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:48am
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

Resources for American Literary Study, a biannual journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for 2020. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom. 

Dickinson and Shakespeare

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:11pm
Paraic Finnerty, Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

William Shakespeare was Emily Dickinson’s favorite writer and her letters abound with references to him and his works. Dickinson’s allusions to Shakespeare’s writings evidence his pervasive presence in her life but also signal his ubiquitous place in her culture.

In collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum, the 2020 EDIS Annual Meeting will be held July 31 to August 1 in Amherst. This year’s focus is Dickinson’s great love of Shakespeare and this theme will shape the usual features of our Annual Meetings such as reading groups, tours of the Dickinson Museum, performances, readings, seminar-style discussions, and talks.

Independent Libraries as the 'Great Good Place'

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:45pm
Independent Libraries Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020

In the heart of their communities and repositories of some of the most independent cultural collections in the UK, independent libraries are social, educational, working spaces which deliver numerous personal benefits to those who use them. This year’s theme is inspired by Ray Oldenburg’s The Great Good Place (1989), in which Oldenberg discusses the desirable ‘third place’: public places where anyone can gather and interact. Unlike the first place (home) and the second place (work), third spaces offer inexpensive access to discussion, pleasure, and community, leading to social cohesion, civic engagement, and the wellbeing that comes from a sense of place. Third spaces can be cafes, main streets, coffeehouses, beer gardens…

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