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Dynamics of Digital Collections

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 5:12pm
Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

CFP for short presentations on the "Dynamics of Digital Collections"

Session Organizer: Paul Fyfe (North Carolina State University)

Moderator: Elaine Treharne (Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities; Director, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University)

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference  |  12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA

Reinterpreting Literary Studies: Beyond Thomas Babington Macaulay’s “Minute on Indian Education (1835)”.

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:07am
Tapati Bharadwaj/ Lies and Big Feet.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

English literary studies, as a discipline, is fundamentally passé and is in a state of impasse; the sooner we realise this, the faster we can move on and make an epistemic shift in the Humanities in defining what constitutes “literari-ness”; most importantly – it has little relevance and serves no purpose in the Indian context because the Indian literary tradition – which is thousands of years old - cannot be determined by a British literary tradition, that at the most, is still quite recent. It is incredibly problematic that we refer to British cultural motifs in order to talk about our desires as an Indian society. We have to be willing to recreate a literary tradition that refers to the Indian literary-Sanskritic past.

 

The Book Review: Contemporary Forms, Forums, and Forces

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:06am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 7, 2016

Academic literary critics have long eyed book reviewers, their public counterparts, with suspicion. For example, in The Armed Vision, a 1948 study of the methods of modern literary criticism, Stanley Edgar Hyman makes the following heavily weighted distinction, "the reviewer, more or less, is interested in books as commodities; the critic in books as literature." However, the past 15 years have seen a proliferation of forms and forums for online writing about books that combine the literary and the commodity in complex and interesting ways, deconstructing and reevaluating the distinctions between these terms.

Multimodal Books as Archives

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:10am
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 10, 2016

Multimodal Books as Archives

The annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative

Lexington, KY: March 23-26, 2017

Please e-mail abstracts to the following addresses by October 10th, 2016

Efron[dot]2[at]osu[dot]edu

ghosal[dot]2[at]osu[dot]edu

2017 Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:17am
The Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Thoreau Society Fellowship

The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the second annual Marjorie Harding Memorial Fellowship.

Special issue of JJQ: "Encyclopedia Joyce"

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:03am
The James Joyce Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ulysses and Finnegans Wake are encyclopedic novels—whatever that means. Joyce thought of Ulysses as "a kind of encyclopaedia" (SL 271), and he drew heavily on the eleventh edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica in writing it and the Wake. Both novels have the heft and polymathic breadth of a compact reference encyclopedia. One or the other of them is at the heart of every substantial analysis of encyclopedic literature that extends to modernism, from Northrop Frye's to Edward Mendelson's to Paul Saint-Amour's. Whatever the encyclopedic novel is, surely they're it.

Book History

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:08am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 48th annual conference. The conference will be held in Hilton Head, South Carolina from March 30 to April 1, 2017. 

The 2017 theme is "Islands" and CEA invites papers and panels that address the idea of the island.  How are islands in literature and film, as in life, places of desperate refuge and welcome escape?  What respites do they provide? Are islands imagined utopias, or do they offer only barriers and isolation?  Finally, is the study of composition, film, language, literature, and writing, a kind of island amidst the tempest of the current attack on the humanities?

Collecting The Monstrous

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Collecting the Monstrous

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application)

Panel for the 2017 MAP (Medieval Association of the Pacific) Conference at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 

Word, Image, Digital

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:25pm
Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Word, Image, Digital

 

a one-day symposium
Cardiff University
Tuesday, 1 November 2016

                                                                                                                    

Keynote Speaker: Michaela Mahlberg (University of Birmingham)

 

Authorship (RBS-Mellon Conference, Philadelphia, October 2017)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 7:53pm
Session Organizers: Andras Kisery (The City College of New York), Caroline Wigginton (University of Mississippi)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Friday, 13 October 2017, 3:45–5:15pm

Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference, 12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA

CFP: Degradation, Loss, Recovery & Fragmentation (RBS-Mellon Conference, Philadelphia, October 2017)

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:26pm
Jane Raisch/ University of California - Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Call for Proposals - Please Circulate Widely

 

"Degradation, Loss, Recovery & Fragmentation"

Session Organizer: Jane Raisch (University of California, Berkeley)

Friday, 13 October 2017, 3:45–5:15pm

Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference

12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA

 

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 4:32pm
Charles Johanningsmeier / Libraries: Culture, History, and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for our premiere issue to be published in Spring 2017.

A semiannual peer-reviewed publication from the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS will be available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

Books as Agents of Contact (RBS-Mellon Conference, Philadelphia, October 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Hansun Hsiung (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), András Kiséry (The City College of New York), Yael Rice (Amherst College)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Call for Proposals

"Books as Agents of Contact"

Session Organizers: Hansun Hsiung (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), András Kiséry (The City College of New York), Yael Rice (Amherst College)

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 8:30–10:00am

Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference

12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA

The book territorializes and deterritorializes. It binds together materials, technologies, and labor from far and abroad--a letter from Goa, an editor in Rome, Chinese paper, German engravers, Italian leather, English capital--only to be dispersed and reconstituted, from hand to hand, collection to collection, dismembered, reassembled, and reinvented for new audiences in new locations.

Borders and Margins in Piers Plowman

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:37am
International Piers Plowman Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2016

This panel at the Medieval Colloquium at Sewanee (10-11 March 2017), sponsored by the International Piers Plowman Society, invites papers exploring the theme of borders and margins in William Langland’s Piers Plowman. Papers might address this question from any number of perspectives, including but not limited to questions of literary interpretation: e.g., how does the poem construe those at the margins of society (the poor, the disabled, the non-Christian others)? Or how does the poem establish boundaries between its different genres or modes (e.g., romance, allegory, didacticism, preaching)?

Doing Undergraduate Research in Early American Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:13am
Society of Early Americanists, Patrick Erben
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Call for Individual Paper Proposals 2017 Society of Early Americanists Conference in Tulsa, OK (March 2-4, 2017)https://sea2017.wordpress.com/Submission deadline: August 30th Experimental Panel: "Doing Undergraduate Research in Early American Studies" Think about when and how you first became excited about early America and early American studies.  Was the spark your own reading, an inspiring teacher or professor, or a research paper that gripped your attention?  As teachers and research

Making the English Book (Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:37pm
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Making the English Book

52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 11-14, 2017

 

Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
McFarland & Company, Inc.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

McFarland, an independent publisher of academic and adult nonfiction books, will be releasing A Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction in 2018. Companions to certain aspects of popular fiction—or works written for the mass publishing market and read by large segments of the British public—have been published. Yet there is no single volume devoted to popular fiction in its entirety. Through short but incisive and insightful cross-referenced entries, the 150,000 word companion will cover authors, topics, representative texts, and genres.

Lydgate and Literary Technologies - A Roundtable (Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:50am
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Whether it is tweeting Lydgate’s Fall of Princes, making witnesses of his poems both in and out of the codex available to scholars worldwide, or engaging in digital prosopography, the “Digital Turn” in recent literary scholarship provides heretofore unavailable opportunities for engagement with the poetry of John Lydgate.  However, this is not the first time the introduction of new technology has effected reception, understanding, and interpretation of the poet.  The shift from manuscript to print spread Lydgate’s poems in numbers that were not possible before, while modern editorial practices developed during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have created a set of “standard” editions of the poet’s works, for good and ill.

 

"& ev’n wrongs / Sharpen their Muse": Misreadings, Miswritings, and Mis-takings

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

Turning to the artistically fruitful “wrong” of unrequited love as imagined by George Herbert, Seamus Heaney redresses the utter capriciousness of the art: “I want to profess the surprise of poetry as well as its reliability; I want to celebrate its given, unforeseeable thereness, the way it enters our field of vision and animates our physical and intelligent being….” Poets and writers, artists and musicians have all celebrated the error as evoking the unforeseen possibilities of their craft. (One might be reminded of Elizabeth Bishop’s “Man-Moth.”) Why ought the reader be excluded from the joy, the new knowledges, and the potential political subversiveness of the mistaken reading?

 

Why religion got it wrong? Conceptualising new methods of reading.

updated: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:51am
Tapati Bharadwaj
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Why religion got it all wrong? Conceptualizing new methods of reading.

 

Literary scholars need to throw open the doors of what texts constitute the study of literari-ness and the methods of doing so; such an act will allow the discipline to examine and interrogate socio-discursive practices which affect the lives of women all over the world.  Religious texts codify culture and gender norms and it is imperative that literary scholars engage with these texts that perpetuate and maintain oppressive hegemonic institutions.

 

The Hindu Shastras.

 

New Deadline: "Archives and the Management of Sex" at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:15am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association 2016 (Pasadena, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.

CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE 7/1: Gothic Panel at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

updated: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:14am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

We invite proposals for any papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2016 conference theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties." Possible foci might include sociohistorical context, intellectual heritage, culture and circulation, and textual materiality in (and of) the Gothic. 

Proposals may be submitted via PAMLA's online submission form: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topics/gothic

New Deadline: "Archives and the Management of Sex" at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 3:24pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association 2016 (Pasadena, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

This panel will explore how institutions dedicated to the collection, preservation, and circulation of material knowledge manage sexuality. Sex materials create conflicting imperatives for librarians. As one collections curator at the New York Public Library recently told a reporter, "We needed to collect life as it was lived… It was always part of our mandate." Yet librarians at NYPL also had a mandate to protect the mass of pornographic magazines, pulp novels, and fliers they collected by carefully regulating access to them. Until recently, sex materials at NYPL labeled with three stars required supervision. That one example illustrates how sequestration generally determines who can read about sex and under what conditions.

UPDATE - new deadline - PAMLA 2016 (Nov. 11-13, 2016) in Pasadena, CA

updated: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:07pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

2016 PAMLA Conference Extended Paper Proposal List: Friday, July 1 Deadline

The following sessions are still in search of paper proposals. Sessions may be added to this list over the next few weeks, so do check back regularly. You have until July 1 to propose to any of these sessions.

Go here to submit a paper proposal: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

For a list of extended sessions go here: http://www.pamla.org/news/2016/06/18/2016-pamla-conference-extended-pape...

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