Consuming Cultures and Manuscript Evidence

deadline for submissions: 
April 4, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Research Group on Manuscript Evidence at the Midwest Modern Language Association
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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.

Interested panelists should send brief abstracts of no more than 300 words to by Wednesday, 04 April 2018.