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Visual design: the periodical page as a designed surface

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:26am
DFG research unit “Journalliteratur“ (FOR 2288)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The conference “Visual design: the periodical page as a designed surface”is concerned with the visual design of the Journal, taken to mean the whole spectrum of periodical print publications, including amongst others newspapers and magazines. Interest is thus focused on the periodical page (or double-page spread) as a visible printed surface on which words and images appear in a designed context. The premise is that the written and pictorial content of the periodical are not realized in abstraction (as disembodied and placeless), but remain tied to the materiality of the periodical, which provides for a two-dimensional and sequential arrangement of diverse visual elements.

Twentieth-Century British Periodicals: Words and Art on the Printed Page, 1900-1999

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:20am
Kate Macdonald and Emma West
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Twentieth-Century British Periodicals: Words and Art on the Printed Page, 1900-1999

4 July 2017

Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, UK

 

Current scholarship on twentieth-century periodicals is moving beyond the study of the ‘little’ magazine and avant-garde publications. Many mainstream and specialist periodicals, including tabloids, broadsheets, illustrated newspapers, illustrated magazines, fashion magazines, ‘slick’ magazines, women’s magazines, art periodicals, trade and specialist periodicals, pulps, reviews, and political and campaigning magazines have yet to receive sustained critical attention.

Form, Function, Intent: Materiality and the Codification of Knowledge

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:17am
University of Toronto, Book History & Print Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 11, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Book History & Print Culture Student Colloquium: 11 March, 2017 University of Toronto

so many blinding bright lights,
splashing all over the pages
in a million bits and pieces
all of which were words, words, words
From Dylan Thomas, “Notes on the Art of Poetry”

Form, Function, Intent: Materiality and the Codification of Knowledge

What's Next for Early Modern Studies?

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:16am
Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

Following the theme of this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, this panel seeks to explore what the forthcoming years of scholarship might hold for early modern studies. The two papers in this panel examine topics of renewed interest that promise to have a renaissance of their own in future years. Grace Ioppolo’s forthcoming collected works of Thomas Heywood promises to usher in a renewed interest in the playwright, and the Map of Early Modern London project’s goal to produce the first complete anthology of the mayoral shows will make these texts accessible to scholars and students in an open access digital format.

Technologies of the Book

updated: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:38am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

We are pleased to announce the 25th annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). SHARP 2017: “Technologies of the Book,” will be held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, from Friday, June 9th to Monday, June 12th, 2017. SHARP 2017 will take place in conjunction with the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI; dhsi.org), which runs from June 5th-9th and June 12th-16th 2017.

Victorian Material Culture

updated: 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:10am
Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Confidential Clerk (ISSN 2454-6100), an open-access and peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University, seeks contributions for its 2016/17 issue on Victorian Material Culture.

Concept Note

“The Social Life of Books: Uses of Text and Image Beyond Reading and Viewing”

updated: 
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:58am
Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference 12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

*DEADLINE EXTENDED 15 November 2016*

CFP: “The Social Life of Books: Uses of Text and Image Beyond Reading and Viewing”
Session Organizers: Aaron Hyman (University of California, Berkeley), Hannah Marcus (Harvard University), Marissa Nicosia (Penn State University, Abington College)
Saturday, 14 October 2017, 8:30–10:00am
Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA

“Manuscript in the Age of Print”

updated: 
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:57am
Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference 12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

*DEADLINE EXTENDED 15 November 2016*

CFP: “Manuscript in the Age of Print”
Session Organizers: Rachael King (University of California, Santa Barbara), Marissa Nicosia (Penn State University, Abington College)
Saturday, 14 October 2017, 10:45am–12:15pm
Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA

Digitization, Representation & Access

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

CFP for Roundtable participation on "Digitization, Representation & Access"

Session Organizer: Paul Fyfe (North Carolina State University)
Moderator: Bethany Nowviskie (Director, Digital Library Federation, Council on Library and Information Resources; Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, Department of English, University of Virginia)

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 8:30–10:00 a.m.

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

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.

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