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Humanist Archives: Dec. 21, 2018, 8:57 a.m. Humanist 32.283 - events: Textual Scholarship 2019

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        Date: 2018-12-20 17:19:06+00:00
        From: John Young 
        Subject: Society for Textual Scholarship CFP


The Society for Textual Scholarship
International Interdisciplinary Conference
March 20-22, 2019

The New School and New York University, New York City
"Ephemerality: The Precarious and the Preserved"

Program Committee: Ronald Broude (The Broude Trust), Stephanie Browner (The New
School), Gabrielle Dean (Johns Hopkins University), Andy Reynolds (West Texas
A&M University), John Young (Marshall University)
Deadline for Proposals: January 2, 2019


The Society for Textual Scholarship conference returns to New York City for the
first time since 2009, co-hosted by The New School and New York University. The
conference will feature two full days of concurrent panels, roundtables,
workshops, and seminars. Our theme speaks to the fragility of physical archives
and the contingent nature of their digital forms, as well as the broader need to
preserve humanistic knowledge in an increasingly precarious world.

Possible topics include:

* Inter-media definitions of ephemera
* Editing as cultural heritage preservation
* Fragments of/in/in relation to a work
* Archives and extinction, e.g., languages, cultures, flora, fauna
* Remedial projects re: marginalized or missing history, e.g., race, gender,
sexuality, disability
* Editions of broadsides, pamphlets, chapbooks, sheet music, and other printed
* Editorial, publication, and preservation challenges of electronic literature
and social media
* The curation and preservation of fake news
* Editorial authority in extremist political environments
* Knowledge preservation and climate change
* Comparing methodologies and philosophies of scholarly editing with those of
art, historic building and garden/landscape conservation
* The production, distribution, and preservation of African American print
* Editorial and social histories of migrant and diasporic texts
* Editorial and archival intersections of embodiment and textuality
* The ephemerality of performance (and means of transcending it)

In addition to proposals related to the conference theme, STS invites proposals
on any aspect of textual scholarship from a broad spectrum of disciplines,
including literature, history, musicology, classical and biblical studies,
theology, philosophy, art history, legal history, the history of science and
technology, computer science, library and information science, lexicography,
epigraphy, paleography, codicology, cinema studies, new media studies, game
studies, theater and performance studies, linguistics, gender and sexuality
studies, race and ethnicity studies, indigenous studies, and textual and
literary theory.

Submissions may take the following forms:

1. Papers. Papers (or papers with slideshow presentations) should be no more
than 20 minutes in length, making a significant original contribution to
scholarship. Papers that are primarily reports or demonstrations of tools or
projects are discouraged.

2. Panels. Panels may consist of either three associated papers or four to six
roundtable speakers. Roundtables should address topics of broad interest and
scope, with the goal of fostering lively debate with audience participation.

3. Seminars. Seminars should propose a specific topic, issue, or text for
intensive collective exploration. Accepted seminar proposals will be announced
on the conference Web site (http://www.textual.org) at
least two months prior to the conference and attendees will then be required to
enroll themselves with the posted seminar leader(s). The seminar leader(s) will
circulate readings and other preparatory materials in advance of the conference.
No papers shall be read at the seminar session. Instead participants will engage
with the circulated material in a discussion under the guidance of the seminar
leader(s). All who enroll are expected to contribute to creating a mutually
enriching experience.

4. Workshops. Workshops should propose a specific problem, tool, or skill set
for which the workshop leader will provide expert guidance and instruction.
Examples might be an introduction to forensic computing or paleography. Workshop
proposals that are accepted will be announced on the conference Web site
(http://www.textual.org) and attendees will be required
to enroll with the workshop leader(s).

Proposals for all formats should include a title; abstract (250 words max.) of
the proposed paper, panel, seminar, or workshop; and name, email address, and
institutional affiliation for all participants. Format should be clearly
indicated. Seminar and workshop proposals in particular should take care to
articulate the imagined audience and any expectations of prior knowledge or

***All abstracts should indicate what if any technological support will be

Inquiries and proposals should be submitted electronically to
All participants in the STS 2019 conference must be members of STS. For
information about membership, please visit the society for Textual Scholarship
website http://textualsociety.org/membership-information/. For conference
updates and information, see the STS website at

Dr. John K. Young
Professor, Department of English
Marshall University
(304) 696-2349
Executive Director, Society for Textual Scholarship

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