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Milton and Materiality

updated: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 2:11pm
UC Berkeley - Townsend Center Working Group for the History of the Book
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 17, 2018

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. 

Literary Tourgée

updated: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:28am
Literary Tourgée Conference at the Chautauqua Institution
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

"Literary Tourgée"

Conference at Chautauqua Institution

Sept 27-29, 2019

Inquiries to Sandra Gustafson (gustafson.6@nd.edu)

Proposal Deadline 15 January 2019

 

Inviting proposals for panels and individual submissions

Proposal deadline:  15 January 2019

A call for submissions for Codex Papers No. 2 -- Deadline extended

updated: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 1:43pm
The Codex Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

Announcing The CODEX Papers: a new annual review from the CODEX Foundation

 

A call for submissions for Codex Papers No. 2: (First issue will appear early 2019)

http://www.codexfoundation.org/publications/codex-papers

The CODEX Foundation is pleased to announce a new and forthcoming publication, The CODEX Papers, an international review of contemporary book arts. Our editorial brief is to publish papers that promote a clear understanding of the enormously complex and historically rich field of the book arts, including:

 

Pierre Coustillas and George Gissing

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
Tom Ue / Department of English, Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

In celebration of the life and works of the eminent scholar Pierre Coustillas (1930-2018), we invite contributions for proposed panel(s) on Coustillas, George Gissing, and their writing to the Annual Literary London Society Conference. This meeting will be held on 11-12 July 2019 at the Institute of English Studies in the University of London. Coustillas has had a profound influence on Gissing and nineteenth-century studies. From 1969 to April 2013, he edited The Gissing Newsletter and subsequently The Gissing Journal, the organ for Gissing studies. In 1997, Paul F. Mattheisen, Arthur C. Young, and Coustillas completed their landmark project: The Collected Letters of George Gissing.

Hortulus: Fall/Winter Issue CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:07am
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semi-annually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduate students on a number of themes, disciplines, subjects, and periods of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists. For the Fall/Winter 2018 issue we are particularly interested in papers and reviews of books which fall under the current special topic.

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
Aestheticism & Decadence Network & the British Association for Decadence Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives
Keynote: Joseph Bristow, “Decadent Historicism”
Goldsmiths, University of London
18-19 July 2018

CFP: "Archives and Popular Culture," A Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:20pm
The Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

This special issue explores the intricate relationship between archives and popular culture: how archives shape our understanding of “popular culture,” and how diverse forms of popular culture shape conceptions and contents of archives. Conventional conceptualizations of the archive as the repository of authoritative historical documents, assembled and maintained by institutions of the state, have increasingly been challenged. Formation of repositories, in public and private, of materials created by individuals who lack epistemic authority has been of interest not only to historians looking for traces of their lives.

Close, Distant, Personal, Historical: The Elements of Reading Romanticism

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Over the last decade, there has been an eruption of scholarly interest in the practices, methodologies, and techne of reading. Best and Marcus’s surface reading—which has influenced a broad sweep of New Formalist criticism—emerged alongside distant reading, one of the major interpretive paradigms of the digital humanities. The development of these twenty-first-century movements has been matched by renewed interest in twentieth-century formalisms, including the history of the New Criticism and the proto-neuroscientific approaches to reading taken by critics such as I.A. Richards.

CFP: Winesburg, Ohio at 100, ALA Conference, Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019

updated: 
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:52am
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call for Papers

Winesburg, Ohio, at 100: Celebrating the Centenary of

Sherwood Anderson’s Notable Work and Its Literary Influences”

Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, Massachusetts

May 23-26, 2019

 

Call for archival and bibliographical articles on American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:53pm
*Resources for American Literary Study* (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 5, 2018

  Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for two upcoming volumes in 2019. Covering all periods of American literature, Resources for American Literary Study welcomes both traditional and digital humanities approaches to archival discovery and bibliography. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom.

Call for submissions: The CODEX Papers, an international review of contemporary book arts

updated: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:54pm
CODEX Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Announcing The CODEX Papers: a new annual review from the CODEX Foundation

 

A call for submissions for Codex Papers No. 2: (First issue will appear early 2019)

http://www.codexfoundation.org/publications/codex-papers

The CODEX Foundation is pleased to announce issue no. 2, The CODEX Papers, an international review of contemporary book arts. Our editorial brief is to publish papers that promote a clear understanding of the enormously complex and historically rich field of the book arts, including:

 

Ways of Reading: Beyond, Beneath, and Beside Theory (Grad Conference)

updated: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:59pm
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Comparative Thought and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 16, 2018

The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature at Johns Hopkins University are proud to announce their bi-annual conference on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are pleased to host keynote speakers Heather Love (Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania) and Bernie Rhie (Associate Professor of English, Williams College).

[Update] Journal of the Georgia Philological Association

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:09am
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association is now accepting submissions for its annual publication.  Submissions requirements can be on any area related to language, literature, and philology from any time period and discipline.  In fact, previous issues have included everything from ancient to postmodern works of literature, pop culture, history, religion, and even politics. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2018.  Those accepted for publication must be/become members of the Georgia Philological Association.  Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words.

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous Texts: Controversies in Reading, Writing, Editing, and Printing

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:38pm
Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous Texts:

Controversies in Reading, Writing, Editing, and Printing

 

Please circulate widely.

 

In addition to conveying controversial ideas, books themselves have both committed and inspired mad, bad, and dangerous behaviour. The production and consumption of printed matter can be subversive, destructive, or downright criminal. Studying books as material objects reveals controversies that are fascinating in their own right, regardless of the subject matter between their covers.

GENESIS – CRACOW 2019 Genetic Criticism: from Theory to Practice

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:03pm
Jagiellonian University (Cracow), Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes (Paris)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow
and
Institut des Textes & Manuscrits Modernes (ITEM) in Paris
are pleased to invite you to participate in the international conference

GENESIS  –  CRACOW 2019   

Genetic Criticism: from Theory to Practice
12 - 14 June 2019

Location: Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland)
Language: English

Proposal (title and abstract) submission is now open:   conf.genesis@uj.edu.pl

Journal of the Georgia Philological Association

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 5:27pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association is now accepting submissions for its annual publication.  Submissions requirements can be on any area related to language, literature, and philology from any time period and discipline.  In fact, previous issues have included everything from ancient to postmodern works of literature, pop culture, history, religion, and even politics. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2018.  Those accepted for publication must be/become members of the Georgia Philological Association.  Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words.

Session on Medieval and Early Modern Drama

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:04pm
43rd Comparative Literature Conference-Orlando, FL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

This session of the Comparative Drama Conference explores the ways in which this year’s conference locale—Orlando, Florida—crosses paths with the culture of medieval and early modern drama. Included among Central Florida’s most notable and popular theatrical productions are theme park stage adaptations of animated films and cinematic blockbusters (think Finding Nemo-The Musical etc.). How do medieval and early modern dramatic works similarly appropriate, convert and dramatize other types of scripted or choreographed performances (oral legends; religious rituals and practices; courtroom dramas; political spectacles etc.) —and to what practical and ideological ends?

 

Medievalists @ Penn 11th Annual Conference - Mediocrity in the Middle Ages: Finding the Middle Ground

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:39pm
Medievalists @ Penn
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Mediocrity in the Middle Ages: Finding the Middle Ground11th Annual Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) Graduate ConferenceUniversity of Pennsylvania, February 22nd, 2019Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Sonja Drimmer (UMass Amherst, Art History) What makes something “mediocre” in the Middle Ages? We often assume that if a manuscript, literary text, or work of visual or performance art has survived from the medieval period, it is exceptional in some way. Modern scholarship tends to enforce this assumption by either praising a work for its beauty and importance, or arguing for the centrality and exceptionality of something that past scholarship has ignored. But what of things that have survived that are just OK?

Rebellious Writing: Marginalised Edwardians and the Struggle for Symbolic Power

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:18am
Lauren O' Hagan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

This volume will explore ‘ordinary writing’ – that is, ‘writing that is typically unseen or ignored and is primarily defined by its status as discardable’[1] – as an important new way in which to approach the power and identity of marginalised groups in Edwardian Britain (1901-1914). The Edwardian era is often described as a period of intense social conflict and upheaval marked by a heightened awareness of class consciousness, inequality and poverty. Vast social, political and economic changes led to an increasing mobilisation of the lower classes and women, while also bringing about a rise in the number of anarchists and revolutionaries.

The Futures of Handwriting - Deadline Extended 10/8

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:22pm
University of Louisville - Rare Book School - Filson Historical Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 8, 2018

The Futures of Handwriting A symposium sponsored by the University of Louisville and the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, in partnership with the Filson Historical Society. April 12-13, 2019 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher Hager, Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor, Department of English, Trinity College, Author of Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing (2013) and I Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War Letters (2018)

Richard fitz Nigel’s Dialogue of the Exchequer: Literary, Economic, Political, and Spiritual Approaches

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:50pm
Paper Session: 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 9-12 May 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

It is hard to exaggerate the novelty of English Treasurer Richard fitz Nigel’s Dialogue of the Exchequer, completed c. 1179. Often considered Europe’s first administrative manual, it required the invention of a new genre, the systematic thinking-through of collected bureaucratic knowledge and its categorization and organization. Successive generations of historians have mined this text for data about England’s taxation office and common law, but it has more to offer researchers of bureaucratic and institutional culture, medieval identity formation, and intertextuality. 

Call for Papers: Book History at CEA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:38am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Book History at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

NeMLA 2019: Classical Metanarrative, Aesthetics, and the Creative Process

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:24am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY & NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018


Ancient Greece and Rome have had a profound influence on subsequent literature. While our analyses of Classical literature, philosophy, and art often focus on the characters and stories they depict, these works often served as a means to examine the aesthetic process itself. One of the earliest surviving Greek texts, Homer’s Iliad, goes so far as to depict its protagonist Achilles singing of ancient heroes and strumming his lyre as a means of determining the effect of being remembered in epic.

NeMLA 2019: Reading and Writing the Classics in Antiquity and Beyond

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9:24am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY & NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

The literature of ancient Greece and Rome has survived for thousands of years. As a result, Classical literary and philosophical works have served as a profound influence on the writings of subsequent time periods. Indeed, in many subsequent time periods, the ability to quote from Classical sources became a marker of status and intelligence. However, many works of ancient Greece and Rome are not wholly original, but in fact flaunt their use of source materials, citing earlier versions of myths and epics. Often, Classical and post-Classical authors would modify their source materials, and we are able to see them not only as writers, but as readers in their own right.

The Politics of Form in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:08pm
Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

THE POLITICS OF FORM IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

June 27-28, 2019

Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3

 

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