This special issue will focus on ideas of reuse and recombination. How were bits and scraps of materials, textual and otherwise, reassembled into new forms in the nineteenth century? To what ends? Essays might consider these issues in relation to images, fabrics, texts, and more. Possible topics could include scrapbooks, patchwork, quotation, citation, illustration, and any and all forms of recombination. Approaches from all disciplines, including literature, art history, history, music, and the history of science and the social sciences, are welcome, as are submissions that cross national boundaries and/or range across the nineteenth century.
The Centre for Textual Studies at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, is running a three-day international conference to showcase and explore the latest methods for analyzing literary and historical texts using computers. A particular focus will be the ways in which literary and historical scholarship will turn increasingly algorithmic in the future as we invent wholly new kinds of questions to ask of our texts because we have wholly new ways to investigate them. The conference will bring together, and put into fruitful dialogue, scholars using traditional literary and historical methods and those exploring and inventing new computational methods, to their mutual benefit.
Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2018 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's convention theme, "Fighters from the Margins: Social-Political Activists and Their Allies," are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and ideas of activism? How have books pushed the boundaries of technology, form, artistic expression, and subject matter? What are the connections between printing and social justice, activism and print culture?
Call for Chapters:
Access, Control, and Dissemination in Digital Humanities
(Edited book for Routledge)
Monsters and Medievalism
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
29th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
8-10 November 2018
Proposals due by 30 June 2018
2019 marks the 300th anniversary of the publication of Love in Excess, the still-popular work of fiction that launched the print career of one of the most important authors of the entire eighteenth century. The Early Atlantic Reading Group at Purdue University therefore calls for papers and non-fatal enquiries in celebration of all aspects of Eliza Haywood’s work, career, and world (such expansive topics might include bibliography, women’s book history, theatricals, the Hillarians, or even Haywood and Crusoe—which also marks its 300th birthday in 2019). Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to Manushag N. Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before August 20, 2018.
Print Culture, Agency, and Regional Identity in the Handpress Period
In his recent polemical piece, noted academic and cultural critic, Timothy Brennan calls Digital Humanities, a “bust” and declares: “[a]fter a decade of investment and hype, what has the field accomplished? Not much.” Brennan’s critique of DH, amongst others, is that “[DH] promises to break the book format without explaining why one might want to — even as books, against all predictions, doggedly persist, filling the airplane hangar- sized warehouses of Amazon.com.” What remains potently interesting is that Brennan’s questioning of DH and its machine-oriented methodology[ies] is itself rooted in an Anglo-American episteme: one that has continuously promoted the “print medium” as the only legitimate paradigm for advancing worthwhile humanistic inquiry.
What is the future of medieval manuscripts? Scholars have for decades been interested in the history of their production and the social environments, institutions, and mechanics of their production; these concerns have constituted what we all consider the “history” of the book. Yet, how do we imagine our futures of conserving and interacting with these materials? Much like monks who spent hours consuming their texts through the practice of lectio divina, we now also consume these materials in the act of studying them. Only, holy reading positioned the reader to focus on his present, where we interact with old books to discover as much as we can about their past.
Consuming Cultures and Manuscript Evidence
at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
15-18 November, Kansas City, Missouri
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the M-MLA conference’s theme of “Consuming Cultures,” is sponsoring panels on the consumption of manuscripts. This consumption can be both literal—for example, the destruction wrought by bookworms, fires, and biblioclasts—or metaphorical—where “consuming” can mean textual transmission and reception more broadly. We invite all approaches, including textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical as well as all periods.
This panel welcomes all proposals that address the conference theme of consumption in texts in Old and Middle English. Of particular interest are proposals that address consumerism in all forms, material or immaterial. Examples of material consumerism might include but are not limited to the presence, use, or thoughts of food, goods, bodies, or land, while examples of immaterial consumption might consider ideas, beliefs, values, labels, or practices. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr. Kathleen Burt at email@example.com by no later than April 5, 2018.
The LLC 16th-Century English Forum of the Modern Langage Association is organizing a panel on Flattery.
The panel will be on the program for the 2019 MLA conference in Chicago, IL.
We are seeking new research on political, poetical, rhetorical, literary, hypocritical, artificial, dramatic, erotic, sniveling, strategic, or otherwise noteworthy examples or discussions of flattery in English texts, c. 1500-1600.
Please send Abstracts of 150-200 Words to Adam Zucker (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15th.
In the eye of the beholder: visual contexts of communication in medieval and early modern texts
This session is part of the 48th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM), which will take place from 13-15 September in Poznań Poland.
The WMS is seeking submissions for the following session, co-sponsored with The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, for the 2019 MLA Convention. Please note that this session is not guaranteed (and is subject to approval by the MLA):
This session seeks new perspectives on publishing William Morris and his circle. Topics might focus on Morris as publisher, on illustrations, on printing, or on the physical format of the book. We especially welcome papers that address publications outside of the Kelmscott Press, and/or that feature book history or digital humanities approaches.
Romantic Exchanges, 1760-1840
British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference
University of Glasgow, 15–16 June 2018
Professor Gerard Carruthers (University of Glasgow)
Dr Susan Manly (University of St Andrews)
MARIA EDGEWORTH 250
6-8 December 2018, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
Call for Papers
Miss Edgeworth is at Abbotsford, and has been for some time; a little, dark, bearded, sharp, withered, active, laughing, talking, impudent, fearless, outspoken, honest, Whiggish, unchristian, good-tempered, kindly, ultra-Irish body. I like her one day, and damn her to perdition the next. She is a very queer character; particulars some other time.
John Gibson Lockhart, quoted in Christopher North: A Memoir of John Wilson.
CFP ILLI 23 (Fall 2018) : “Experiments in short fiction: between genre and media” - Editors : Elke D’hoker and Bart Van den Bossche
Edited Volume: The Modern Short Story and the Magazines: 1880-1950 – eds Elke D’hoker and Chris Mourant
This essay collection aims to bring together and represent the growing body of research into the close ties between the modern short story and magazine culture in the period 1880-1950 in Britain and Ireland.
Call for Papers
Oxford Research in English, Issue 7: Craft
“In my craft or sullen art” -Dylan Thomas
Thomas is one in a long line who self-reflexively meditates on his own work. Indeed, a writer’s craft has been the topic of much discussion both by critics and by authors themselves, considering the interplay between a writer’s natural ability and her tendency to consciously create, between the ingenuity of her ideas and the discipline of putting them into practice. In doing so, Thomas, along with others, bring to the forefront an epistemological question: Is ‘crafting’ in opposition to art?
Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.
Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is a peer reviewed association journal. CLW publishes articles focusing on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholic Studies and Catholicism. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries.
CFP: Teaching with Material Texts Participants in this interactive poster session will demonstrate classroom lessons and/or assignments that interrogate material-textual objects using those same objects.
This is a guaranteed session sponsored by MLA's Forum on Bibliography and Scholarly Editing. 250-word abstract due to Ryan Cordell (email@example.com) by 15 March 2018.
MLA 2019 - Chicago
Session sponsored by the Forum on Bibliography and Scholarly Editing
Participants in this interactive poster session will demonstrate classroom lessons and/or assignments that interrogate material-textual objects using those same objects.
250-word abstracts due to Ryan Cordell (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 March 2018.
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Symposium on Early Modern Songscapes 8-9 February 2019
University of Toronto
Proposals are invited for a two-day international symposium coinciding with the launch of the digital platform “Early Modern Songscapes” to be held 8-9 February 2019 at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies in Toronto, Canada.
WRITING LIVES IN EUROPE, 1500-1700University College Dublin, 6-8 September 2018 Call for Papers This conference on life writing/self writing will address questions related to life writing across Europe between1500-1700, in particular the influence of different religious, social, cultural and national perspectives on theemergence of various forms of self-writing. We are particularly interested in relationships, connections, textualtraffic and circulation across Europe through networks such as intellectual circles/coteries, religious orders, andthe experience of exiled communities. Life writing has long historical roots, but such writings are arguably thefirst examples of demotic, vernacular writing in the period.
The definition of research data is as encompassing as the field of grey literature. What should be included and what should be excluded is and remains an issue of concern. Research data can be defined as factual materials collected by diverse communities of practice required to validate findings. While the majority of research data is created in digital format, research data in other formats cannot be excluded. The formats in which research data appear are multiple and the types of research data are diverse. This also holds for the numerous document types in which grey literature appear published.
The Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2018 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to the Long Eighteenth Century. Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with a brief biographical note to Dr. Joel T. Terranova at email@example.com
For more information about the 2018 SCMLA conference, please see: http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/
The submission deadline is 31 March 2018.
Rebecca Harding Davis at SSAWW 2018
Deadline for Submissions: February 12, 2018
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for one session at the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference. The conference will be held November 7-11, 2018 in Denver, CO.
Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2018
Deadline for Submissions Extended: January 26, 2018
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World welcomes proposals for two sessions at the next meeting of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.
14th ESSE Conference, Brno, Czech Republic
29th August – 2 September 2018
Call for papers – Seminar 50:
English beyond England: the elaboration/dissemination of ‘English’ as a literary discipline in the British Isles, the US and Commonwealth countries
Biannual Meeting of the European Early American Studies Association
London 14-16 December 2018
The Making and Unmaking of Identities and Connections in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850
Call for Papers for a Panel on
Communities in Print / Communities of Print:
Periodicals and the Constitution of Community in Early America
Conveners: Tim Lanzendörfer (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) and Julia Straub (University of Bern)