[Humanist] 23.615 cfp: Conference on Editorial Problems, Toronto

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 615.
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        Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 14:47:38 -0500
        From: Dean Irvine <dean.irvine at Dal.Ca>
        Subject: EMiC Conference on Editorial Problems

Call for Papers
EMiC] Editing Modernism in Canada
Conference on Editorial Problems
University of Toronto
23-24 October  10

The past two decades have witnessed a resurgence in transnational 
modernist studies and the emergence of a new generation of scholars 
working on Canadian modernist literature and drama. This period has seen 
the publication of critical monographs, biographies, essay collections, 
anthologies, and critical editions, the organization of several 
international conferences, and the launch of major collaborative 
research projects. The Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) project plays 
a leading role in this emergent generation of modernist studies. For its 
first major public event, EMiC is hosting the Conference on Editorial 
Problems at the University of Toronto, 23-24 October 2010. Sean Latham, 
Past President of the Modernist Studies Association, will deliver the 
keynote address.

We invite proposals not only from EMiC-affiliated researchers 
(co-applicants, collaborators, postdocs, and graduate fellows) but also 
from unaffiliated scholars whose work in the fields of modernist 
literature and theatre, scholarly editing, book history, and the digital 
humanities intersects with our project. Topics may include, but are not 
limited to, the following: case studies of digital or print editions in 
progress; rationales for prospective or hypothetical editions in print 
or digital media; exhibitions of collaborative digital editing tools and 
publication engines; reports on experiential-learning pedagogies used to 
train students and new scholars in editorial theory and practice; 
strategies for the development of relationships among universities, 
publishers, the media, public libraries and non-profit cultural 
organizations (book clubs, reading groups, reading series, literary 
festivals) to promote Canada's modernists; re-assessments of canons and 
curricula posed by the introduction and/or reinterpretation of Canadian 
modernist texts in new critical editions; analyses of series of editions 
(New Canadian Library, Laurentian Library, Collected Works of A.M. 
Klein, Collected Works of E.J. Pratt, etc.) and how these series have 
shaped editorial and critical practice; findings based on research into 
the archives of modernist authors, their editors and anthologists, and 
their publishers.

We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers for panels or 5-minute 
position papers for roundtables. Panel sessions will feature the 
standard sequence of 3 or 4 speakers delivering 15-20 minute talks 
followed by a question period and discussion. Roundtables will consist 
of 5 or 6 speakers gathered around issues or topics of common concern in 
order to generate discussion among the participants and with the 
audience. Roundtable participants will be asked to deliver short (5 
minute) position statements in response to questions distributed in 
advance by the session organizer, and they will take turns responding to 
the moderator's and audience's questions and comments.

Selected papers by conference participants will be collected in a 
planned volume of conference proceedings, which will be published as 
part of the University of Toronto Press's Conference on Editorial 
Problems series and co-edited by the conference convenors. In addition 
to this collection, we will publish a special issue of Essays on 
Canadian Writing with contributions from a select group of the 
conference's panel and roundtable participants.

A limited number of subventions for EMiC participants (co-applicants, 
collaborators, postdocs, and graduate fellows) and affiliated students 
will be available to defray travel and accommodation expenses. For 
eligibility guidelines see the Travel Subventions page of the project 

Please submit 500-word proposal, 100-word abstract, and 50-word 
biographical statement via email to the conference organizers, Dean 
Irvine (dean.irvine at dal.ca) and Colin Hill (colin.hill at utoronto.ca), by 
15 March 2010.

For more information about the EMiC project, please visit our website at 
http://editingmodernism.ca or contact us at emic at dal.ca.

EMiC is funded by a Strategic Knowledge Cluster grant from the Social 
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Dean Irvine
Associate Professor
Director, Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC)
Collection Director, Canadian Literature Collection/Collection de 
littérature canadienne (University of Ottawa Press)
Department of English
Dalhousie University
6135 University Avenue
Halifax, NS      B3H 4P9
tel: 902.494.6903
email: dean.irvine at dal.ca

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