Cultures of Collectivity and Manuscript Evidence

deadline for submissions: 
May 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence at the Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the MMLA conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” is sponsoring panels on collecting and manuscripts, broadly conceived. Possible foci include, strictly by way of example: specific archives, collections, or even gatherings of texts in particular manuscripts; reading communities or scribal centers; book markets; and the collections of material resources involved in manuscript production. We invite all approaches—including hermeneutical, textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical—across all time periods. Despite the RGME’s medieval focus, all proposals that consider the material evidence contained in handwritten documents are warmly welcomed without prejudice for chronological era or geographic locale.

Interested panelists should send brief abstracts of no more than 300 words to by Friday, 01 May 2020.