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Special Issue of Nineteenth-Century Studies: Patchwork, Cut-and-Paste, Reassembly

updated: 
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:31pm
Casie LeGette / Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 3, 2018

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.

UPDATE Computational Methods for Literary-Historical Textual Studies, 3-5 July 2018

updated: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 8:19am
Gabriel Egan / De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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.

Revolutionary Book History (SHARP at SAMLA 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:05am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

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?

Monsters and Medievalism (MAPACA 11/8-10/18)

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:20pm
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

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

 

Eliza Haywood: 300 Years of Love in Excess

updated: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:13am
Manushag N. Powell / Purdue University Early Atlantic Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 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 (mnpowell@purdue.edu) on or before August 20, 2018.

Digital Humanities in India: Contestations, Connections and Collaborations (Jointly organized by IIM INDORE and IIT INDORE)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:20am
Digital Humanities Alliance of India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

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.

The Future of the Medieval Book

updated: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:13am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

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

updated: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:56pm
Research Group on Manuscript Evidence at the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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.

Old and Middle English Language and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:14pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

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 kathleen.burt@mga.edu by no later than April 5, 2018. 

FLATTERY -- MLA 2019 Forum, Open Session

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 8:17am
LLC 16th-Century English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 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 (azucker@english.umass.edu) by March 15th.

In the eye of the beholder: visual contexts of communication in medieval and early modern texts (thematic session at Poznań Linguistic Meeting 2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:04am
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

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.

Publishing William Morris and his Circle (MLA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:10am
William Morris Society in the United States / SHARP
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

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

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:08am
British Association for Romantic Studies Postgraduate and Early Career Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Romantic Exchanges, 1760-1840

 British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference

University of Glasgow, 15–16 June 2018

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Gerard Carruthers (University of Glasgow)

Dr Susan Manly (University of St Andrews)

Maria Edgeworth 250

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:12am
School of English, Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

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 NorthA Memoir of John Wilson.

 

Experiments in short fiction: between genre and media

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:07am
University of Leuven (Belgium)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

CFP ILLI 23 (Fall 2018) : “Experiments in short fiction: between genre and media” - Editors : Elke D’hoker and Bart Van den Bossche

The Modern Short Story and the Magazines: 1880-1950

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:06am
University of Leuven (Belgium)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

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.

Craft

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:29am
Oxford Research in English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

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?

 

Call for Submissions: Catholic Library World

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:15am
Sigrid Kelsey/ Catholic Library Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

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. 

Teaching with Material Texts

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:05am
Modern Language Association - 2019 Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

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 (r.cordell@northeastern.edu) by 15 March 2018.

Teaching with Material Texts

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:01am
MLA Forum on Bibliography and Scholarly Editing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 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 (r.cordell@northeastern.edu) by 15 March 2018. 

Early Modern Songscapes

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:49pm
Scott A. Trudell
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 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 1500-1700

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:05am
Danielle Clarke/University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

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.

20th International Conference on Grey Literature

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:18am
Grey Net
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

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.

SCMLA - Restoration & 18th Century British Literature, San Antonio, TX 10/11-10/14 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:45am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

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 jtt9554@louisiana.edu

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

updated: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:57am
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 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

 

Contact Email:

sbgray@langston.edu ; ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu

 

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.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA 2018

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:47am
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

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

 

Contact Email:

sbgray@langston.edu ; ajrovan@mix.wvu.edu

 

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.

 

English beyond England: the elaboration/dissemination of ‘English’ as a literary discipline in the British Isles, the US and Commonwealth countries

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:38am
European Society for the Study of English, 14th Conference, Brno, Czech Republic. 29th August - 2nd September 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

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

 

EEASA Conference Panel Communities in Print / Communities of Print: Periodicals and the Constitution of Community in Early America

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:13pm
Tim Lanzendörfer / Julia Straub
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

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)

 

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