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CFP: [Bibliography] The Lives of the Book (France)

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 1:49pm
David Ten Eyck

The Lives of the Book
Nancy-Université, France
20-21 June 2008
Deadline for proposals: 21 January 2007

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum within which questions
relating to the production, distribution and reception of the book can be
explored from a variety of perspectives. Confirmed keynote speakers
include Tony Lacey (Publishing Director of Penguin Books), Barbara
Bordalejo (Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and
Electronic Editing, University of Birmingham) and Marie-Françoise Cachin
(Founder of the Society of the Book and Publishing (LEMA), Université

CFP: [Bibliography] 'Evidence of Reading, Reading the Evidence' (21-23 July 2008; London)

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 2:18am
Dr Shafquat Towheed

A major international conference to be held at the Institute of English
Studies, University of London
 21-23 July 2008
Organised by the Open University and the Institute of English Studies
Confirmed speakers: Kate Flint, Jonathan Rose, David Vincent, Helen Small,
Naomi Tadmor

UPDATE: [Bibliography] War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:17pm
C. Stamper

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

CFP: [Bibliography] "Editing Across the Disciplines," Society for Textual Scholarship International Conference

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 10:21pm
Meg Roland

“Editing Across the Disciplines”

The Society for Textual Scholarship will hold a multi-disciplinary
conference on the theory and practice of editing at the Editorial
Institute, Boston University, from Thursday 13 March through Saturday 15
March 2008. Papers are invited from any academic subject area, though
papers in areas such as literature, musicology, classical studies, and
book history, are particularly encouraged. Papers from graduate students
are also welcome. Paper should not exceed 20 minutes in length.

Please send abstracts to Professor Archie Burnett, Editorial Institute,
Boston University, Boston MA 02215 by December 10, 2007, or by email to

CFP: [Bibliography] Making Meaning From Material

Monday, October 8, 2007 - 3:22pm
Catherine Feely

Chetham’s Library, the University of Manchester, the Book History Research
Network and Martineau Johnson Solicitors are pleased to announce a one-day
interdisciplinary conference at Chetham’s Library, Manchester, entitled
‘Making Meaning from Material’.

We invite graduate students at either MA and PhD level from any discipline
to present 20 minute papers exploring the critical issues involved in their
research into the printed or the manuscript book. We particularly encourage
those wishing to discuss the intellectual, methodological and legal effects
of recent digitization projects, including EEBO and Google’s new
partnership with the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

CFP: Debating the Difference: Gender & Word and Image (UK) (6/22/07; 9/5/07-9/6/07)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 9:01pm
Christopher Murray

Debating the Difference: Gender, Representation and Self-Representation

Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th September 2007, University of Dundee, Scotland

An interdisciplinary event hosted by the Scottish Word and Image Group (SWIG) and the Women, Culture and Society Programme (WCS)

The overall aim of this conference will be to generate a nuanced and critical dialogue for assessing constructions of gender in text and image via a multi-disciplinary approach relating literary and visual media, as well as theory and practice. In addition, an exhibition will accompany the conference. It is our intention that selected papers will be published in a themed collection.

CFP: Evidence of Reading, Reading the Evidence (UK) (1/31/08; 7/21/08-7/23/08)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 8:04pm

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21-23 July 2008
Organised by the Open University and the Institute of English Studies
Keynote speakers: Kate Flint, Jonathan Rose, David Vincent
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CFP: Reformation Research: Literature, History, Culture (6/30/07; 5/8/08-5/11/08)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 7:28pm
Thum, Maureen

43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 8-11, 2008
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

We invite Papers on Reformation Literature, History, Culture for the
following sessions

Reformation I: Difficult Texts

The texts of the Reformation frequently offer vexed questions which
impact the study of the Reformation across the disciplines. Session
One invites papers on scholarly and pedagogical issues involving
problematic texts of the Reformation.

Reformation II: Problematic Figures

UPDATE: Reception Study Conference (7/1/07; 9/27/07-9/29/07)

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 10:57pm
Philip Goldstein

The University of Missouri at Kansas City,
Thurs, September 27th, through Sat., the 29th, 2007.

Suggestions for panels and papers in all areas of English, American, and
other literatures, media, and book history are welcome. Here are some
possible panels and topics:

CFP: Comics Get Medieval (10/15/07; PCA/ACA, 3/19/08-3/22/08)

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 10:57pm
Michael Torregrossa

CALL FOR PAPERS (San Francisco 19-22 March 2008)

Now in its fifth year, proposals are being accepted for inclusion at "The
Comics Get Medieval 2008," a panel and roundtable sponsored by the Medieval
Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) for the 2008
Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture
Associations to be held from 19-22 March 2008 at the San Francisco Marriott,
San Francisco, California, USA.

CFP: Lawman International Conference (UK) (9/30/07; 7/1/08-7/6/08)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 7:25pm
Raluca Radulescu

FIRST CFP for Lawman/Layamon International Conference 2008
(1-6 July, at Gregynog, Wales, UK)

The Lawman/Layamon International Conference ('Lawman in his context') will take
place at
Gregynog Hall, Newtown,Powis (Wales) 1-6 July 2008.

Papers are invited on
-other insular or continental verse or prose chronicles
- romances
- the historical and cultural context of the
twelfth/thirteenth century


Submissions (abstracts of up to 250 words) to the organisers:
Dr Raluca Radulescu (
Dr Ros Allen (

CFP: Reading & Writing Practices Provincial Society c.1300-1700 (UK) (6/30/07; 9/22/07)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:55pm

Canterbury Christ Church University &
Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library

Call for Papers for the Renaissance Colloquium:

Reading and Writing in Provincial Society 1300-1700

Saturday 22nd September 2007

'...To understand the use of the materials we are investigating within
the precise, local specific context that alone gave them meaning. This
context might be ritual, political or at once religious and national.'
Roger Chartier The Culture of Print (1989)

CFP: The Picture Book (10/15/07; journal issue)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:55pm
Anastasia M Ulanowicz

The "Picture Book" special issue of ImageTexT is accepting paper
submissions that address the history, form, narrative strategies, and
cultural uses of the picture book. Submitted essays should work toward
furthering ImageTexT's ongoing investigation of the material,
historical, theoretical, and cultural implications of visual textuality.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Seventh Portsmouth Translation Conference: Translation as Negotiation (UK) (6/30/07; 11/10/07)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:54pm

Seventh Portsmouth Translation Conference
  Conference Theme: Translation As Negotiation
  Date: 10 November 2007
  As translators and interpreters we engage in a range of negotiatory activities. We negotiate the frontiers and interfaces between languages and cultures; we negotiate translation issues and problems as we meet them; we negotiate rates, deadlines and briefs with clients. We also engage with the range of expectations and demands made of translators in our diverse cultures and working environments.

CFP: SHARP @ RSA 2008 (5/11/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:54pm
Michael Ullyot

Call for Papers: SHARP @ RSA 2008

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)
will sponsor several panels at the Renaissance Society of America's
annual meeting in Chicago from 3-5 April 2008. Organized by Steven W.
May, Anne Lake Prescott and Michael Ullyot, SHARP @ RSA links the RSA
with scholars studying the creation, dissemination, and reception of
script and print. Since 2001 we have organized 21 panels at RSA meetings.

We will have two themes in 2008 (although more than two panels), and
invite submissions that consider English and Continental books and
manuscripts from 1350 to 1700 in relation to either of them:

CFP: Circulation (grad) (7/15/07; 10/26/07)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:54pm
Cynthia S. Williams

19th Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference
Friday, October 26, 2007


Keynote address: Professor Lauren Berlant, University of Chicago

We are all in the business of circulation: As scholars and educators,
we wrestle with an ever-evolving canon, we work to recover lost texts,
we launch websites and blogs to reach a wider audience. In the
classroom and with our colleagues, we publish, present, and stake our
claims. In short, we traffic in ideas.

CFP: Connecting the Renaissance Senses: Image-Space-Text-Music (4/25/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:35pm
Marlene Eberhart

Connecting the Renaissance Senses: Image ­ Space ­ Text ­ Music
This interdisciplinary panel or series of panels will consider the
representation of sensory experience in the arts broadly defined. The early
modern experiences of vision and touch have received significant attention
in recent studies, while those of hearing, taste and/or smell, outside
thematic treatments of the five senses or the formalized hierarchy of the
senses, remain to be more fully described. Though our particular interest
is in the sense of hearing and ideas about sound and sounding objects in the
Renaissance, we invite papers that illuminate connections among the senses

CFP: Shakespeare and the Visual Arts (4/30/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm

Shakespeare's presence in the 18th century—in book form, on the stage, in art—is overwhelming. This session will explore how artists have transformed Shakespeare's plays in painting or any of the visual arts. By April 30, 2007, please send proposals/abstracts to Chantelle MacPhee, Department of English, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, Cayey, PR 00736. Email submissions are also welcome:

CFP: Piracy (Australia) (5/18/07; 7/13/07)

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:23pm
antithesis antithesis

"Rum, Sodomy and the Lash":
An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium on Piracy
Friday July 13th, 2007
Graduate Centre University of Melbourne

"Rum, Sodomy and the Lash" is a one-day symposium organised by the
editors of antiTHESIS and postgraduates in the School of Culture and
Communication at the University of Melbourne.

To mark the creation of the new School of Culture and Communication,
which includes the areas of Cultural Studies, English Literary
Studies, Creative Writing, Cinema Studies, Art History, Theatre
Studies, and others, the symposium will bring together scholars across
disciplines for a day of debate and academic exchange.

UPDATE: Novel and Its Borders (UK) (12/31/07; 7/8/08-7/10/08)

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:22pm
Abigail M. Smith

UPDATE: Ian Duncan has been added to the list of plenary speakers due to
the unfortunate and untimely passing of Malcolm Bowie. Thanks for your

The Novel and its Borders

3 day Conference organised by The Centre for The Novel
in association with the AHRC Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies

University of Aberdeen
 8-10 July 2008

CFP: Literacy and Performance (7/30/07; EAPSU, 10/26/07-10/28/07)

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:21pm
Cheryl A Wilson

EAPSU 2007
Call for Papers

Literacy & Performance

The 2007 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State
Universities) Conference will be held at Indiana University of
Pennsylvania (IUP) October 26-28, 2007.

We invite abstracts for papers or panels from all disciplines of
English study—-literature, composition, TESOL, education, and creative
writing—-that interrogate issues of literacy and performance. Possible
topics may include (but are not limited to):