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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

Visual design: the periodical page as a designed surface

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:26am
DFG research unit “Journalliteratur“ (FOR 2288)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The conference “Visual design: the periodical page as a designed surface”is concerned with the visual design of the Journal, taken to mean the whole spectrum of periodical print publications, including amongst others newspapers and magazines. Interest is thus focused on the periodical page (or double-page spread) as a visible printed surface on which words and images appear in a designed context. The premise is that the written and pictorial content of the periodical are not realized in abstraction (as disembodied and placeless), but remain tied to the materiality of the periodical, which provides for a two-dimensional and sequential arrangement of diverse visual elements.

Twentieth-Century British Periodicals: Words and Art on the Printed Page, 1900-1999

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:20am
Kate Macdonald and Emma West
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Twentieth-Century British Periodicals: Words and Art on the Printed Page, 1900-1999

4 July 2017

Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, UK

 

Current scholarship on twentieth-century periodicals is moving beyond the study of the ‘little’ magazine and avant-garde publications. Many mainstream and specialist periodicals, including tabloids, broadsheets, illustrated newspapers, illustrated magazines, fashion magazines, ‘slick’ magazines, women’s magazines, art periodicals, trade and specialist periodicals, pulps, reviews, and political and campaigning magazines have yet to receive sustained critical attention.

Form, Function, Intent: Materiality and the Codification of Knowledge

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:17am
University of Toronto, Book History & Print Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 11, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Book History & Print Culture Student Colloquium: 11 March, 2017 University of Toronto

so many blinding bright lights,
splashing all over the pages
in a million bits and pieces
all of which were words, words, words
From Dylan Thomas, “Notes on the Art of Poetry”

Form, Function, Intent: Materiality and the Codification of Knowledge

What's Next for Early Modern Studies?

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:16am
Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

Following the theme of this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, this panel seeks to explore what the forthcoming years of scholarship might hold for early modern studies. The two papers in this panel examine topics of renewed interest that promise to have a renaissance of their own in future years. Grace Ioppolo’s forthcoming collected works of Thomas Heywood promises to usher in a renewed interest in the playwright, and the Map of Early Modern London project’s goal to produce the first complete anthology of the mayoral shows will make these texts accessible to scholars and students in an open access digital format.

Technologies of the Book

updated: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:38am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

We are pleased to announce the 25th annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP). SHARP 2017: “Technologies of the Book,” will be held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, from Friday, June 9th to Monday, June 12th, 2017. SHARP 2017 will take place in conjunction with the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI; dhsi.org), which runs from June 5th-9th and June 12th-16th 2017.

Victorian Material Culture

updated: 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:10am
Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Confidential Clerk (ISSN 2454-6100), an open-access and peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University, seeks contributions for its 2016/17 issue on Victorian Material Culture.

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