Digital Archives & the Field of Production (12/31/09)
APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture
Call for Papers: APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture seeks new work addressing the theme of digital archives. How and why does electronic access to archival materials reconfigure the teaching and study of literary texts, related cultural documents, and methodologies for disciplinary or interdisciplinary research and interpretation? What are the benefits and/or limitations of such new media? What are the politics of the digital archive, or of electronic special collections? What is the significance of the original work—or of authorship, or scholarship—in the electronic age? How and why does the digitization of archival documents either celebrate or challenge the status of manuscripts, pamphlets, printed books, and the literary canon? Within that capacious scope, a variety of topics will be engaged.
APPOSITIONS is an electronic, international, annual conference for studies in Renaissance & early modern literature and culture hosted by APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture, ISSN: 1946-1992, http://appositions.blogspot.com/.
Abstracts (500-words): November-December, 2009.
E-Conference: February-March, 2010.
Guidelines: APPOSITIONS seeks submissions simultaneously on both tracks: abstracts & papers for the e-conference; and article manuscripts for Volume Three of the peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed, EBSCO-distributed journal. Selected papers from the e-conference will be solicited as completed articles for submission and peer-review. Article manuscripts may be submitted separately from the e-conference and will be evaluated via the journal’s standard peer-review process. APPOSITIONS is an open-access, independently managed conference and journal. Journal publication: May, 2010.
Electronic Submissions: Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org attached as a single .doc, .rtf, or .txt file. Visuals should be attached individually as .jpg, .gif, or .bmp files. Please include the words “Appositions Submission” in the subject line of your message.