[Humanist] 27.238 pubs: Emily Dickinson's reading culture CFP; titles from Anthem Press

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  [1]   From:    Jessica Beard <jbeard at ucsc.edu>                           (83)
        Subject: Dickinson Electronic Archives vol 3 CFP

  [2]   From:    Anthem Press <anthem.marketing at wpcpress.com>              (96)
        Subject: ANTHEM PRESS New Book Alerts -- Global Media & Communication

        Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:23:23 +0000
        From: Jessica Beard <jbeard at ucsc.edu>
        Subject: Dickinson Electronic Archives vol 3 CFP

Emily Dickinson’s Reading Culture

“For Poets/I have Keats/and Mr and Mrs Browning. For Prose/ Mr Ruskin/ Sir Thomas Browne
and the Revelations.”
―Letter to T. W. Higginson, 25 April 1862

Why should we care what Emily Dickinson really read or about her
relationship to reading, books, and authors? In Thomas Wentworth
Higginson’s Atlantic article for “young contributors”―the article
that prompted Dickinson’s account of her reading, oftcited, and her
subsequent correspondence with Higginson―he noted: “For purposes of
illustration and elucidation, and even for amplitude of vocabulary, wealth
of accumulated materials is essential; and whether this wealth be won by
reading or by experience makes no great difference.” For Dickinson,
separated by location, situation, and temperament from the “wealth of…
experience” that presumably characterized the lives of many professional
writers, this counsel must have seemed pure balm. If she could write from
the “wealth… won by reading,” then, as a dedicated reader, she would
be on firm ground. Emily Dickinson’s reading provided a vital foundation
for her writing.

Dickinson’s reading is also significant on its own merits, however, as a
practice that connected her directly and powerfully to a community of
readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Dickinson’s reading has been on the
critical agenda since 1966, when Jack Capps published Emily Dickinson’s
Reading, 1836 1886; it was next taken up by Carlton Lowenberg in Emily
Dickinson’s Textbooks (1986). Both Capps and Lowenberg were engaged
bibliographers, documenting the worlds of books that Dickinson inhabited at
home and at school. But as the idea of Dickinson’s circle has evolved, so
has the idea of her reading culture. The recognition of reading’s role in
Dickinson’s writing has led to an explosion of critical interest in this
topic, as exemplified by the special issue on reading in the Emily Dickinson
Journal (2010). As scholarship on nineteenthcentury reading practices,
libraries, and book history has grown, a reconsideration of Dickinson as a
reading writer and a reader is timely.

Volume Three of the Dickinson Electronic Archives 2 will focus on Emily
Dickinson’s reading culture. We invite proposals for works that examine
topics such as:

the circulation of works in manuscript and other informal patterns of
reading and reception;   the origins, development, and use of the Dickinson
family libraries; reading in Amherst town and at Amherst College;
transAtlantic publishers’ adaptations to a changing marketplace;
intersections between women writers and readers; periodicals and subscribers
in the mid to late nineteenth century; the response to particular books or
periodicals among members of Dickinson’s circle.

About the DEA 2:

The Dickinson Electronic Archives 2 is a scholarly resource showcasing the
possibility of interdisciplinary and collaborative research and exploring
the potential of the digital environment to reveal new interpretive
material, cultural, historical, and theoretical contexts. In doing so, the
DEA2 opens a space of knowledge exchange for a networked world of scholars,
students, and readers by offering a series of exhibitions on subjects of
keen interest to readers of Emily Dickinson. Each exhibition will offer
spaces for commentary that are of different sorts. At present the DEA2
offers a discussion forum, a space like that patrons inhabit as they walk
through and talk about an exhibition, a space like that moviegoers inhabit
when they stop for a nightcap or late night snack and discuss the movie just
viewed. The DEA2 also offers Essays and Other Writings for every exhibition
we offer.

Contributions may take the form of essays, bibliographies, timelines, games,
posters, or other genres, but should contain visual elements.  Visual
elements, in addition to appearing within their native contributions, will
be assembled into a collective exhibition at the core of the volume.

The deadline for proposals is September 15, 2013.  Please send proposals of
5001000 words, with your contact information, by email attachment to the
volume editor.  Contributors whose proposals are accepted will be notified
by November 1, 2013.  Final contributions will be due March 31, 2014. The
volume will be released in July 2014.

Send questions and proposals to:

Gabrielle Dean, PhD
gnodean at jhu.edu
Curator of Literary Rare Books & Manuscripts
Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218

*** Attachments:

Jessica Beard
Doctoral Candidate
UCSC Department of Literature


        Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 03:19:02 +0100
        From: Anthem Press <anthem.marketing at wpcpress.com>
        Subject: ANTHEM PRESS New Book Alerts -- Global Media & Communication Studies

Anthem Press

Global Media and Communication Studies

Anthem Press is an independent international publisher of academic, educational and reference works.

We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original academic monographs and edited volumes, major works and handbooks/companions. Please visit our Authors page for more information.

If you have any questions about any of the titles listed here please do get in touch at: marketing at wpcpress.com.


Memory Machines: The Evolution of Hypertext
Belinda Barnet

An exploration of the history of hypertext, an influential concept that forms the underlying structure of the World Wide Web and innumerable software applications. "€˜Belinda Barnet has given the world a fine-grain, blow-by-blow report of how hypertext happened, how we blundered to the World Wide Web, and what other things electronic literature might still become." €”Ted Nelson, hypertext pioneer

Hardback | ISBN 9780857280602 | July 2013 | 192 Pages
Recommend this title to your library
The Content Machine: Towards a Theory of Publishing from the Printing Press to the Digital Network
Michael Bhaskar

A ground-breaking study that demonstrates how publishing can survive and thrive in the digital age.

Paperback | ISBN 9780857281111 | October 2013 | 200 Pages
Request your exam copy
Uneven Development and Politics of Time and Youth in Brand India
Jyotsna Kapur

A contemporary interpretation of neoliberalism’s effect on life in India, the politics of time and the preoccupation with youth, and relations between generations.

Hardback | ISBN 9780857281098 | September 2013 | 150 Pages
Recommend this title to your library
The Status of the Translation Profession in the European Union
Anthony Pym, François Grin, Claudio Sfreddo and Andy L. J. Chan 

Based on thorough and extensive research and written by a team of eminent scholars in the field, this book examines in detail traditional status signals in the translation profession.

Hardback | ISBN 9780857281265 | September 2013 | 190 Pages
Recommend this title to your library
Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930-€“1970
The Getting of Bookselling Wisdom
Jason D. Ensor

A unique look into the history of Australia'€™s largest publisher, Angus & Robertson, and its role in the development of Australia'€™s export book trade.

"Jason Ensor'€™s meticulously researched book provides a publishing history of unprecedented depth, and also demonstrates how transnational Australian literature has always been. The book is also absorbing on a narrative level, as Ensor provides quirky anecdotes about the challenges of producing books that will resonate even today." €”Nicholas Birns, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts 

Hardback | ISBN 9780857285669 | December 2012 | 268 Pages
Recommend this title to your library
From Happy Homemaker to Desperate Housewives
Motherhood and Popular Television
Rebecca Feasey

A comprehensive and accessible introduction to key debates concerning the representations of motherhood and the maternal role in contemporary television programming.

Paperback | ISBN 9780857285614 | November 2012 | 222 Pages
Request your exam copy
Knowledge Governance: Reasserting the Public Interest
Edited by Leonardo Burlamaqui, Ana Célia Castro and Rainer Kattel, with a Foreword by Richard Nelson
Offers the novel approach of "€œknowledge governance"€ as a means of understanding the role of knowledge in growth and development.
"Knowledge Governance" brings together fresh theoretical insights and new empirical evidence on an important challenge: how to design public policies and institutions to promote knowledge creation and diffusion to promote economic development. This collection of essays will be an important source of ideas for researchers and policymakers alike." €”Bhaven N. Sampat, Columbia University

Hardback | ISBN 9780857285355 | October 2012 | 300 Pages
Recommend this title to your library
Perceptions of the Press in Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals: A Bibliography
E. M. Palmegiano

An annotated bibliography of nineteenth-century British periodicals that reveals how Victorian commentaries on journalism shaped the discourse on the origins and contemporary character of the domestic, imperial and foreign press.

"Anyone interested in nineteenth-century journalism will covet this unique reference work. It is of enormous value to historians considering journalism during the century in which British power and influence reached around the globe. Its concise annotations also offer an absorbing read for anyone interested in knowing how the Victorian-era press established journalism standards still widely accepted in the twenty-first century." €”Ross F. Collins, Professor of Communication, North Dakota State University

Hardback | ISBN 9780857284396 | February 2012 | 712 Pages
Recommend this title to your library
World Cinema and the Visual Arts
Edited by David Gallagher

This volume of essays combines analyses of two subjects of ongoing research in the field of humanities: world cinema and the visual arts.
"€˜Ranging from Berlin to Shanghai and beyond, €˜World Cinema and the Visual Arts€™ is a whirlwind tour through an exhilarating landscape of new scholarship, much of it by young scholars. The perspectives are diverse and fresh. As a collection, it counters the Eurocentrism that continues to dominate English-language academia with a truly global perspective." €”Dr Chris Berry, Professor of Film and Television Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London

Hardback | ISBN 9780857284389 | February 2012 | 202 Pages
Recommend this title to your library
Photography, Early Cinema and Colonial Modernity: Frank Hurley's Synchronized Lecture Entertainments
Robert Dixon

An account of Australian photographer and film maker Frank Hurley'€™s stage and screen practice in the context of early twentieth-century mass media.

"€˜This book offers much more than a compelling study of the genius of Frank Hurley. Importantly, it presents a fascinating examination of the inter-relationship of colonial modernity, the cinema and new forms of mass entertainment. A must for anyone interested in the history of the early twentieth century’s mass media and its relationship to everyday life then and now." €”Professor Barbara Creed, University of Melbourne

Hardback | ISBN 9780857287953 | January 2012 | 288 Pages
Recommend this title to your library
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