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UPDATE: Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900 (UK) (10/1/06; 1/20/07)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:54pm
Beth Palmer

UPDATE: CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1st OCTOBER 2006 FOR

'Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900'

A One-Day Conference, English Faculty, University of Oxford

20th January 2007

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 - Laurel Brake, Professor of Literature and Print Culture, Birkbeck,
University of London

  - Simon Eliot, Professor of History of the Book, IES, University of
London

Exhibition of nineteenth-century print media materials from the Bodleian
Library's John Johnson collection.

Sponsored by the British Association for Victorian Studies

Wine Reception sponsored by Proquest

UPDATE: Composition & Copyright (10/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:53pm
Westbrook, Stephen

Deadline extended to October 15, 2006.

Composition, Copyright, and IP Law (edited collection)

Eds. Steve Westbrook, Ph.D. & Timothy Hodge, Esq.

We are seeking 500-word proposals for an interdisciplinary collection of
articles that examines the relationship between copyright law and the
activities of writing, researching, teaching, and learning. Regardless
of the particular activity or combination of activities under
discussion, we are concerned primarily with the legal, questionably
legal, and illegal production and distribution of texts, which we define
broadly to include verbal, print, auditory, visual, and new media, as
well as computer code.

UPDATE: Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in Britain, France and Beyond (9/15/06; 3/29/07-3/31/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:12pm
Mark Samuels Lasner

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO 15 SEPTEMBER

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CFP: Medieval Readers and Devotion (9/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm
uselmanns_at_rhodes.edu

READERS, READING AND RECEPTION IN DEVOTIONAL LITERATURE AND PRACTICE
(Essay Collection)
 
We are currently soliciting proposals for essay-length studies about
readers, reading, and reception in devotional literature and practice,
with particular interest in England in the later Middle Ages. This
collection of essays draws on current scholarly interest in medieval
readers, reading, and reception that extends across such disciplinary
bounds as art history, architecture, social history, and literature
studies. We seek proposals for papers that investigate a wide variety
of approaches to and examples of devotional readers, reading or
reception in the later Middle Ages.

CFP: The Cultural History of Reading (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:29pm
Gabrielle Watling

Series title: The Cultural History of Reading; Volume One - The United
States. Volume Two - The World.

Publisher: Greenwood

Due Date: Summer 2007

Editors: Sara Quay Ph.D. (the United States) and Gabrielle Watling Ph.D.
(World)

Audience: The series is designed as a reference for an undergraduate
readership.

UPDATE: Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900 (UK) (9/1/06; 1/20/07)

updated: 
Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:28pm
Beth Palmer

UPDATE: Plenary speakers announced
                Nineteenth-Century Print Culture Exhibition now
included
                Updated webpages now live

Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900
A One Day Conference, English Faculty, Oxford University
20th January 2007

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Laurel Brake, Professor of Literature and Print Culture, Birkbeck,
University of London

 Simon Eliot, Professor of the History of the Book, IES, University of
London

The conference will now be supported by a new exhibition of
nineteenth-century print media materials from the Bodleian Library's John
Johnson collection.

Sponsored by the British Association for Victorian Studies

CFP: 18th/19th Century Literary Palimpsests (12/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:28pm
DARBY LEWES

Hi folks,
>
> I have a new project in the works: Revealing Texts: Eighteenth and
> Nineteenth-century Literary Palimpsests. I am looking for articles
> exploring the manner in which some eighteenth and nineteenth-century
> texts reveal their histories and those of their real or imagined
authors
> (examples: Blake's annotations to Reynolds Discourses, pregnancy in
Tristram Shandy) and will
> welcome a variety of subjects: analogies, fragments, graffiti,

CFP: Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900 (UK) (9/1/06; 1/20/07)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:26pm
Beth Palmer

'Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900'

A One-Day Conference, English Faculty, University of Oxford

No longer was it possible for people to avoid reading matter; everywhere
they went it was displayed - weekly papers at a penny or twopence, complete
books, enticing in their bright picture covers, at a shilling, and all fresh
and crisp from the press. No wonder that the fifties, which saw the spread
of Smith's stalls to almost every principal railway line in the country,
were also the period when the sales of books and periodicals reached
unprecedented levels.

             Richard Altick.

CFP: Cultural History of Reading 1865-1913 (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:26pm
Sara Quay

Author sought for chapter 6 of the Cultural History of Reading (Greenwood,
2007).

 

The Cultural History of Reading examines written documents (books,
pamphlets, treatises, plays, poems, essays etc.) that shaped, and were
shaped by, crucial cultural events throughout the world and in the United
States.

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Sara Quay, Editor at
squay_at_endicott.edu

 

___________________________________

Sara E. Quay, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education & Chair, Humanities

Endicott College

376 Hale Street

Beverly, MA 01915

office: 978/232-2200

Fax: 978/232-3100

UPDATE: Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in Britain, France and Beyond (9/1/06; 3/29/07-3/31/07)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:25pm
Mark Samuels Lasner

UPDATE: plenary speakers announced

"Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in Britain, France, and
Beyond"

The Bibliographical Society of America invites proposals for papers to
be delivered at "Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in
Britain, France, and Beyond," a conference on book history to be held
in New York on 29-31 March 2007.

CFP: Telling Tales: Visual Design and Narrative (9/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 3:18am
Periart21_at_aol.com

Call For Papers â€" Edited Collection:
Telling Tales: Visual Design and Narrative in Contemporary Culture

By identifying an innovative and neglected area of research, this potential
edited collection proposes to bring together academic works, which seek to
reveal and analyse hidden and implicit narratives within a design context.
>From the world of high fashion to the thrill of the theme park, this book will
explore the notion of alternative narratives embodied within an everyday lived
 experience of design, radically forging together the disparate spheres of
screen and visual studies with those of art and design.

CFP: fragment, c. 1300-2000 (UK) (12/16/06; 6/29/07-7/1/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
elisabeth salter

CONFERENCE TITLE: "fragment, cultural histories and vocabularies of the
fragment in text and image c. 1300-2000"

3 day Interdisciplinary Conference, hosted by Department of English, and
Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Wales,
Aberystwyth, UK

500 word abstracts for discussion papers, creative workshops,
performances/installations by 16th December 2006

Themes might include: making/unmaking, text/intertext, pastiche bricolage,
narratology and poetics, embodiment, artefacts, figments,
interdisciplinarity, memory and remembrance, archaeologies of meaning,
remnants/remainders

Selected papers to be published by Manchester University Press

CFP: Making an Audience (Ireland) (10/27/06; 4/18/07-4/20/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:43pm
Making Books, Shaping Readers

The First International Making Books, Shaping Readers Conference
University College, Cork, April 18th - 20th 2007
http://www.ucc.ie/en/mbsr

Theme: "Making an Audience"

This conference encourages a broad interpretation of the notion of an
audience in keeping with the etymology of the word. (The term audience,
which derives from the Latin audenita, "a hearing, listening", from awis,
"to perceive physically, to grasp", and from the nineteenth century
transformation of the sense of the word to "readers of a book", reflects the
way in which technologies of the word have changed throughout history, from
oral, to manuscript, to print).

UPDATE: Crossing Borders: Women and Communities of Letters, 1500-1700 (12/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:42pm
Julie Campbell

UPDATE: CALL FOR PAPERS

We have extended the deadline for papers for the volume Crossing Borders:
Women and Communities of Letters, 1500-1700 to April 15, 2007. We would
like to receive proposals by December 31, 2006.

Crossing Borders: Women and Communities of Letters, 1500-1700

We welcome submissions for a volume of essays that addresses issues
discussed in the two-part panel sessions called Crossing Borders: Learned
Women and Communities of Letters presented at the Sixteenth-Century Studies
Conference in 2005.

CFP: The Child and the Book (Turkey) (10/15/06; 3/31/07-4/1/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:42pm
Anthony Pavlik

CALL FOR PAPERS
THE CHILD AND THE BOOK
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: LOST IN TRANSLATION
30 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2007, BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Papers are invited for the fourth annual The Child and the Book conference
to be held at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, from March 30 - April
1, 2007.

CFP: Sighting the Document (grad) (UK) (9/28/06; 10/20/06-10/21/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Louise Owen

CALL FOR PAPERS

SIGHTING THE DOCUMENT: THE BUILDING OF THE ARCHIVE
Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Friday 20 & Saturday 21 October 2006

A graduate student conference event for researchers in the humanities,
funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

CFP: Beyond the Book: Contemporary Cultures of Reading (UK) (1/15/07; 9/1/07-9/2/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Anouk Lang

First Call for Papers

Beyond the Book: Contemporary Cultures of Reading
A conference at the University of Birmingham, UK

1 & 2 September 2007

Keynote Speakers:
Janice Radway (Duke University) & Elizabeth Long (Rice University)

Book groups, Lit Blogs, on-line bookstores, book festivals, reader
magazines, 'One Book, One Community,' Reader's Guides, 'Richard & Judy's
Book Club,' Book TV, 'Canada Reads,' the 'Nancy Pearl Action Figure,'
'Tuesday Night Book Club,'... reading is hot!

CFP: Electronic Communication (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
Leslie Fife

    Call for Papers
   
  CULTURES OF NOISE:
  Communicating Error in an Information Age
   
  Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
  National Conference
   
  Boston, MA
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  The Electronic Communication and Culture Area
  of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals
  for panels and individual papers on the theme of error/noise
  in a cybernetic society.
   
  In a culture of information, "noise" marks a rupture
  of signification that lays bare the dispersive and dissipative
  features of digital networks. In what ways are "error" and
  "noise" structured in popular culture as a threat to social

CFP: Readers, Reading and Reception in Medieval Devotional Literature and Practice (9/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
uselmanns_at_rhodes.edu

apologies for x-posting
 
READERS, READING AND RECEPTION IN DEVOTIONAL LITERATURE AND PRACTICE
(Essay Collection)
 
We are currently soliciting proposals for essay-length studies about
readers, reading, and reception in devotional literature and practice,
with particular interest in England in the later Middle Ages. This
collection of essays draws on current scholarly interest in medieval
readers, reading, and reception that extends across such disciplinary
bounds as art history, architecture, social history, and literature
studies. We seek proposals for papers that investigate a wide variety
of approaches to and examples of devotional readers, reading or
reception in the later Middle Ages.

CFP: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Appropriations of Medieval English Literature (9/15/2006; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:28pm
Erik Vorhes

The writer of Ecclesiastes laments, "Of making many books there is no
end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh." This session aims
to explore various models of appropriation of medieval English
literature. Topics include the adoption of the medieval concept of
'auctoritas'; the use of earlier texts as polemic; the adaptation of
earlier or contemporary material for satirical purposes; the
deliberate or accedintal misattribution of an author to a text; and
the material reuse of manuscript pages in bookbinding, the assembly
of leaf books, and the composition of commonplace books.

CFP: Reading in History (8/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:13am
Bonnie Gunzenhauser

Proposals are sought for essays to be published in an edited collection titled Reading in History: New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition. Please see the description of the proposed collection below. Cambridge Scholars Press has expressed interest in publishing this collection; negotiations for publication will be completed later this year, and completed essays will be due in late 2006.

 

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