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UPDATE: Editing, Publishing, and Translation (grad) (2/28/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Maggie Gover

  Announcement of Keynote Speaker
  Submission Deadline Extension
  Keynote Speaker: Professor James Kincaid
  James Kincaid is Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California. His recent works include Annoying the Victorians (1995), Erotic Innocence: The
Culture of Child Molesting (1998), and A history of the African-American people (proposed) by Strom Thurmond : a novel (as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid)

CFP: Text and Hypertext: Dictionaries and their Readers/Users (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm

Call for Papers
MLA 2006 Convention, Philadelphia
Lexicography Discussion Group

Text and Hypertext: Dictionaries and their Readers/Users

Increasingly, dictionaries appear in multiple forms, printed and
web-based, that elicit different responses from their readers. Papers
addressing the changes in the needs and expectations of dictionary users
and the differing requirements of multiple media welcome.

Abstracts due by March 15, 2006 to Felicia Jean Steele (
Newcomers to the Modern Language Association welcome, although all
participants in convention sessions must be MLA members by 7 April 2006.

CFP: Bibliography and Textual Criticism (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Ryan Muckerheide

CFP: Bibliography and Textual Criticism (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Paper proposals are invited for the "Bibliography and Textual Criticism"
session at the 2006 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
conference in Tucson, Arizona. Papers may be on any aspect of
bibliography, textual criticism, history of the book, or related topics.
Please send a 1-page abstract before March 1, 2006 to:

Ryan Muckerheide

Arizona State University

Department of English

PO Box 870302

Tempe, AZ 85287-0302

Or by email attachment to: Ryan.Muckerheide _ at _

CFP: Scottish Discussion Group Panel (3/10/06; MLA '06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:18pm
Sharon Alker

Apologies for Cross Postings.

The MLA Scottish Literature Discussion Group would like to invite you to
submit an abstract for their 2006 MLA panel.
The Panel Title is -Orality, Literacy, Print: Technologies of the spoken and
written word in Scotland-.

We welcome papers on the topic centered on Scottish oral or written works in
any historical period.

Abstracts accepted through 10 March 2006. Please send abstracts to Sharon
Alker at


Sharon Alker

Dr. Sharon Alker
Dept. of English
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA.

UPDATE: Durrell and the Archive: The Modernist Milieu (3/13/06; 6/25/06-6/29/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:17pm
James Gifford

Hello all,

We've extended the deadline for submission to Monday March 13th, 2006. In
particular, we're hoping to add more general or comparative papers on
archival studies, modernists, and Modernism to compliment author-specific

Decisions will be made on a rolling basis until the deadline, so early
submissions are welcome. Updates on the conference hotel, registration, and
speakers will continue to appear on the website.



On Miracle Ground XIV
Durrell and the Archive: The Modernist Milieu

June 25-29, 2006

CFP: Romanticism and Translation (2/15/06; NASSR, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm

Romanticism and Translation - special session for NASSR 2006
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CFP: Learned Love: Dutch Love Emblems Digitised (4/1/06; 11/6/06-11/7/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Peter Boot

Learned Love
The Dutch Love Emblem on the Internet
Emblem Project Utrecht
6 and 7 November 2006
Utrecht University

To conclude the Emblem Project Utrecht (EPU), a Dutch initiative with
the objective of digitizing the corpus of Dutch love emblems (for more
information, see, a conference will be held on
November 6 and 7 2006. The focus of this conference will be on the two
central topics of the EPU: the Dutch love emblem and the emblem
digitization process.

CFP: Traduzione Tradizione? Paths in the European Literary Polysystem (6/15/06; journal issue)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 7:40pm
enrico monti

Call for Journal Submissions

RiLUNe - Review of Literatures of the European Union=20
RiLUnE ( is a refereed, bilingual journal =
publishing scholarly articles which examine the development of a =
European cultural and literary conscience.

For its 4th monographic issue, we are now calling for articles on the =
topic "Traduzione Tradizione? Paths in the European Literary =
Polysystem". Articles can be in any of the following languages of the =
European Union: French, German, English, Italian and Spanish.


Deadline for abstracts (500 words): March 31, 2006
Deadline for articles: June 15, 2006

CFP: Bringing Text Alive: The Future of Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Electronic Publication (5/15/06; 9/14/06-9/17/06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Shawn Martin

[Apologies for Cross Posting, but please feel free to distribute widely]..

Call for Papers:
Bringing Text Alive:
The Future of Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Electronic Publication

The Text Creation Partnership (TCP) project was founded at the University of
Michigan in 1999 to reinvent scholarship by creating fully searchable texts
of thousands of titles printed across three hundred years and two continents
of English and American history.

CFP: Editing, Publishing, and Transmitting Meaning (grad) (2/1/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Maggie Gover

  CFP: Editing, Publishing, and Transmitting Meaning
  (dis)junctions: lost in translation
  April 7-8, 2006
  University of California, Riverside
  This panel will explore bibliographical problems surrounding editing and publishing texts. Many changes are made to works from manuscript form to published material. How is meaning translated from an author's original work to its published form.
  Possible topics include but are not limited to:
  -How are early modern texts which are reprinted with modernized language and grammar affected by these changes? How are these "updates" useful?

CFP: Word & Image (Germany) (1/21/06; 5/24/06-5/27/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 5:19pm
Michael Meyer

Call for Papers:

Word & Image

Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of New English

University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, Germany, May 24-27, 2006

The simultaneous use of verbal and visual forms of representation
constitutes a major feature of anglophone literatures and cultures, but
the similarities and differences between words and images and the
parameters of their coexistence have hardly been theorised and
critically explored in depth. Post/colonial critiques often stress that
the Other transcends verbal representation, without, however, discussing
the nature of the visual representation of the Other or its relationship
to its verbal context.

CFP: Melville and the Book (1/20/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:44pm
Brown, Matthew P

SHARP at the ALA: Melville and the Book

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
American Literature Association Conference
May 25-28, 2006
Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center

CFP: Encountering the Text (grad) (3/22/06; 4/22/06)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:09pm
Dr. Kenneth Florey

Kenneth Florey, Organizer
The Seventh Annual Graduate English Conference
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
Saturday, April 22, 2006
9:00 am-4:30 pm
Encountering the Text:
Reading, Teaching, Theorizing, Writing

UPDATE: Rethinking Ephemera 1550-1800 (2/1/06; collection)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:09pm
Joshua B. Fisher

Updated Call for Submissions
Rethinking Ephemera 1550-1800: From Scholarship to Classroom

Seeking three or four additional proposals for a volume tentatively entitled
Rethinking Ephemera 1550-1800: From Scholarship to Classroom. The editors
are looking for 5-6,000 word essays preferably on Restoration or Eighteenth
century topics although essay proposals on the early modern period will be
considered as well.

By presenting a wide range of definitions and theoretical perspectives as
well as a variety of pedagogical strategies and approaches for teaching and
exploring notions of early modern through eighteenth-century ephemera,
contributors will seek to address the following kinds of questions.

CFP: Illumination (3/17/06; online journal)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
M.C. Flannery

Dear all,

It is with great pleasure that I forward to you the following Call for
Papers for the 2006 Summer issue of Marginalia.

Very best wishes,

Mary Flannery
The Medieval Reading Group at the University of Cambridge



CFP: Seeing Perception: Images & Texts (Germany) (1/31/06; 11/24/06-11/26/06)

Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm
Dr. Silke Horstkotte

Seeing Perception: Images & Texts (Universität Leipzig, Germany, 24-26
November 2006)

Over the past two decades, matters of seeing and visual perception have
garnered increasing critical attention. With good reason, the visual
has come to feature in several different disciplines as well as in
inter- or transdisciplinary perspectives (such as "visual studies" or
"visual culture"): vision can be, and has been, conceptualised as a
philosophical category, as cultural medium of expression, as instrument
and technology of visualization as well as a means of communication.

CFP: Texts, Translations, and Traditions (grad) (1/15/06; 4/27/06-4/29/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
Kristiane Stapleton


Second Annual Madison Graduate Student Conference in Language and Literature
"Texts, Translations, and Traditions"
April 27-29, 2006 at the University of Madison, Wisconsin

        Madlit is pleased to announce its second annual graduate student conference which seeks to bring
together graduate students from across the country as a community to share work, ideas, and insights into
professionalization. This year's theme invites a wide range of papers from various literary periods that engage
with some aspect of texts, translations and traditions. Some possible topics include:

CFP: Narrative Matters 2006: The Storied Nature of Human Experience (12/15/05; 5/25/06-5/27/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm
Richard Koenigsberg

NARRATIVE MATTERS 2006: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Narrative
Research, Perspectives, Approaches, and Issues Across the Humanities and
Social Sciences

THEME: The Storied Nature of Human Experience: Fact and Fiction

DATES: May 25-27, 2006
DEADLINE for proposals: Dec. 15, 2005
LOCATION: Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr. Robyn Fivush, Samuel Chandler Dobbs Professor of
Psychology, Emory University, "Memory and Narrative, Self and Voice;" R.
Murray Schafer, Composer, "And Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon: The collective
creation of a myth;" Bob Barton, Storyteller, "Making Stories Happen"

CFP: Word and Image: Visual Dialogues (grad) (12/30/05; 2/16/06-2/17/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 10:09pm
Mary Beth Wetli


Call for Papers

6th Annual Graduate Humanities Forum Conference
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

February 16-17, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Michael Fried, Professor/Director of the Humanities Center and
Professor, History of Art, Johns Hopkins University

UPDATE: The Politics of British Literary Collections (12/15/05; collection)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:34pm
Pruitt, John

Deadline extended:

For an edition of scholarly essays on The Politics of British Literary Collections

Deadline for abstracts: December 15, 2005

Dr. John Pruitt, University of Wisconsin-Marshfield
Dr. Sarah Pogell, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Interested Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press