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.
Call for Papers:
Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives
Keynote: Joseph Bristow, “Decadent Historicism”
Goldsmiths, University of London
18-19 July 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 Conventional conceptualizations of the archive as the repository of authoritative historical documents, assembled and maintained by institutions of the state, have increasingly been challenged.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.
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.
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
May 23-26, 2019
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.
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)
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:
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).
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
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.
Reading for Enchantment: Reading James Fenimore Cooper and his Contemporaries
Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow
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)
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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.
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?
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?
This volume will explore ‘ordinary writing’ – that is, ‘writing that is typically unseen or ignored and is primarily defined by its status as discardable’ – 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.
Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture
Volume 11, Number 1, Fall 2019
“France and the United States in the Nineteenth Century: Publishing, Literature and Politics”
Guest-edited by Michaël Roy, Université Paris Nanterre
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)
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
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
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.
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.
Call for Papers
THE POLITICS OF FORM IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE
June 27-28, 2019
Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
The Medieval Academy of America's Graduate Student Council is looking for a few more submissions to round out our panel for Leeds 2019 (1-4 July)
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Call for Papers
Indigenous Obscenities & National Pornographies Panel
SHARP Annual Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
15 to 19 July 2019
Deadline for CFP: 10-31-2018
The Journal of New Librarianship (newlibs.org) invites submissions from
library scholars, practitioners, and students for its next issue. JNL welcomes
traditional and unestablished forms of scholarly and professional
communication related to any aspect of librarianship. We hope to see a wide
variety of content in terms of scope, length, and format, from lengthy
treatises on intersectionality and library practice, to video projects on the
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Resources for American Literary Study, a peer-reviewed journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship, is inviting submissions for upcoming volumes 41.1 and 41.2 (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.
The theory of Imitation was a central topic of discussion in the ‘Republic of Letters’. The European community of humanists, philosophers, poets and artists was engaged in the dispute over the models to refer to during the creative process. How to develop a normative canon as a reference point for artists and writers in the practice of Imitation? Which poets and artists to select as the examples of ‘bello stile’?
While the authority of ancient models was universally acknowledged, the building of a canon of modern masters was under discussion. One of the typical environments of this discussion were the Academies, where writers, artists, philosophers, antiquarians gathered around learned patrons.