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Can we read?: Literacies in the Era of Fake News

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
Melissa Schindler/ SUNY Buffalo State College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 27, 2017

Call for Participants

Modern Language Association Convention (Jan 4-7, New York City)

“Can we read?”: Literacies in the Era of Fake News

 

Note: This call is for participation in a Working Group session, which meets for two or three days and includes 8-12 participants. For more information about this session format, please visit the MLA convention website: https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2018/New-Session-Formats-at-the-Convention

 

Scrutinising Beauty

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:22pm
MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

SCRUTINISING BEAUTY

 

Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.

-          Oscar Wilde

 

Beauty is desired in order to be befouled. Not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.

-          Georges Bataille

 

Graphic Reading Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:14pm
University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

 

Graphic Reading: A One-Day Conference

University of Birmingham, 19 May 2017

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.”

– James Baldwin

 

“The surface of the page is a problem to solve.”

– Art Spiegelman

 

 

Reminder: DHSI 2017 Colloquium

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
Digital Humanities Summer Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2017 | DHSI Colloquium

 

Call for Papers | http://dhsicolloquium.org

Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, to be held in June 2017 at the University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants subsequently invited to contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an open-access journal. 

Elsa Nettels Prize for a Beginning Scholar

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

This award, formerly known as the “Edith Wharton Society Prize for a Beginning Scholar” and established in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar, advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years.  The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of the Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250.

Edith Wharton Society Undergraduate Research Prize

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:32pm
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

In 2014, the Edith Wharton Society launched a prize for undergraduate research on Edith Wharton. We seek critical essays by undergraduates focusing on works by Wharton in all genres. Students at all undergraduate levels are eligible to submit. Papers should be 15 pages maximum. The winning essay will be published on the Edith Wharton Society website and the author will receive an award of $100. Electronic submissions are requested.

MIND-READING 2017: Mental health and the Written Word

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
Melissa Dickson, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017

 

MIND-READING 2017: MENTAL HEALTH AND THE WRITTEN WORD

Venue: Studio Theatre, dlr LexIcon

10 March 2017

 

Conference Organisers:

Dr. Elizabeth Barrett (UCD) and Dr. Melissa Dickson (Oxford).

 

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. James V. Lucey (TCD),

Prof. Fergus Shanahan (UCC) and

Prof. Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford).

 

BH&DH: Book History and Digital Humanities

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
UW-Madison Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities

September 22-24, 2017 | Madison, Wisconsin

 Call for Individual Papers and Complete/Partial Panels

Proposals due to printculture@slis.wisc.edu by April 15, 2017
Decision Notification by May 15, 2017

Organizers: Jonathan Senchyne, Heather Wacha, Mark Vareschi
Questions to: printculture@slis.wisc.edu

Keynote Lecture: Matthew Kirschenbaum, Professor of English at the University of Maryland and author of Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination and Track Changes A Literary History of Word Processing.

 CFP:

Literary Archives in the Digital Age

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

In recent decades there has been a gradual yet dramatic shift in the means by which scholars engage with literary archives, as the widespread digitization of manuscript texts and the comprehensive shift to digital research tools has changed the nature of scholarly routes into archival material. There has also been a simultaneous shift within archives themselves, as the increasing prevalence of born-digital works necessitates radical changes in methods of curation and preservation.

"Popular Print Culture"

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2017 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,“High Art/Low Art Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the diverse world of popular culture? How has print culture reflected popular taste from the early modern world to the present? 

Possible topics include:

Genre fiction

Sensation fiction

Science fiction

Gothic

Extended Deadline 1/24 Rebecca Harding Davis and Louisa May Alcott at ALA 2017

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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 25-28, 2017 in Boston, MA.  For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org

Benign Fiesta

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:25am
School of English, University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Event Type: Academic Conference, 11-13 September, 2017
Location: University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Organiser: Dr Nathan Waddell, University of Nottingham

From Digital to Print (Special Issue) -- Textshop Experiments

updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:41pm
K. A. Wisniewski / Textshop Experiments
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

At the 2005 annual meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Gregory L. Ulmer reminded conference-goers of the importance of understanding our relationships to writing and print, the apparatus from which our identities, perspectives, theories and practices emerge.  Over the course of thirty years and eight books, Ulmer has called for us not only to be aware of the emerging apparatus he dubbed “electracy” but also to help invent and shape it.

Ethnic Tourism and Slumming in American Literature

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 1:28pm
American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

This proposed panel will attempt to collect perspectives about literary tourism, particularly regarding immigrant and ethnic communities from the nineteenth century to the present. The late 1830s and early 1840s marked the beginning of the tourist industry in North America, particularly in the Northeast United States. Representing the scores of European travelers upon his tour of the United States in 1842, Charles Dickens wrote about the visual splendor of Boston’s private houses, the State House, the Boston Common, and its immigrant populations. New York City, meanwhile, welcomed nearly 70,000 tourists annually by the mid 1830s, as travelers visited Manhattan’s noted parks and churches as well as its hidden slums.

Call for Special Issues

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:47pm
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Special-Issue Proposal Guidelines

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

Digital Humanities

Film

Literary Translation

Print Culture

PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.

MUSIC PUBLISHING AND COMPOSERS: 1750-1850

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:17pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)

Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto
24-26 November 2017

 

Call for Papers

Blackwood's Bicentenary Conference, U. of Edinburgh, 24-25 July 2017

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:08pm
Blackwood's Bicentenary Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

On the 200th anniversary of what remains one of the most remarkable launches in British periodical history, scholars of Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, British literary periodicals, and Scottish politics and culture will gather in Edinburgh for two days of debate about the magazine’s highs and lows, its wide cultural impact, and its enduring legacies in literary history.

EXTENSION -- Making and Collecting - University of Virginia - April 7-9, 2017

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:04pm
Graduate English Students Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Making and Collecting - University of Virginia - April 7-9, 2017

Making and Collecting

April 7-9, 2017

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Keynote: Bill Brown (University of Chicago)

Lunchtime symposium hosted by Bill Brown and Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia)

Making and Collecting - University of Virginia - April 7-9, 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 12:20pm
Graduate English Students Association, University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

**DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 20, 2017**

 

Making and Collecting

April 7-9, 2017

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Keynote: Bill Brown (University of Chicago)

Lunchtime symposium hosted by Bill Brown and Cynthia Wall (University of Virginia)

Uses of the Past: Cultural Memory in and Of the Middle Ages

updated: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:21pm
Indiana University Medieval Studies Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 13, 2017

The Twenty-Ninth Annual Spring Symposium of the Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University

3–4 March, 2017

Indiana University, Bloomington

 

A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Illustration, volume I

updated: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:16am
A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Literary Illustration, Volume I: Approaches
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2017

Call for proposals

 

[With apologies for cross-posting.]

 

A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Literary Illustration

Volume I: Approaches

Edited by Leigh G. Dillard and Christina Ionescu

 

Passages (2017 Early Modern Iberia Study Group Graduate Symposium)

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:26pm
Early Modern Iberia Study Group at the University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

The Early Modern Iberia Study Group at the University of Pennsylvania invites abstracts for its 2017 Graduate Symposium on the theme of Passages. This one-day graduate symposium will take place on April 22nd, 2017, with a keynote address by Prof. Seth Kimmel (Columbia).

CFP: Pacific Coast Philology Essays

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:25pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

If you have a scholarly essay dealing with any number of topics, please consider submitting it in article form to Pacific Coast Philology (PCP), PAMLA’s journal. PCP is a refereed journal published by the Pennsylvania State University Press. It is highly respected as a scholarly venue and has been established for over a half-century. The link to PCP's editors is available at http://www.pamla.org/pacific-coast-philology.

 

Formalism and Its Discontents

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 2:03pm
Rutgers University, Center for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Formalism and Its Discontents, An Interdisciplinary Conference

23-24 February, 2017 

Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University

With keynote presentations by:

Caroline Levine
Professor of English and David and Kathleen Ryan Professor of Humanities
Cornell University
Author of Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (Princeton University Press, 2015)

and

Seth Brodsky
Assistant Professor of Music and the Humanities
University of Chicago
Author of From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious (University of California Press, forthcoming 2016)

Reworking Walter Scott

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:26am
Daniel Cook / University of Dundee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

Reworking Walter Scott
31st March – 2nd April 2017, University of Dundee
Abstracts due: 16th December 2016

Plenary Speaker: Professor Alison Lumsden

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