[Humanist] 28.275 events: 18C authorial attribution cfp

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 275.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:17:03 -0400
        From: Robby D Koehler <rdk252 at nyu.edu>
        Subject: CFP: Practices of Authorial Attribution in the Long 18th Century; ASECS 2015

Hi All,

I'm proposing a panel on attribution practices for the American Society for
Eighteenth Century Studies annual conference, taking place in Los Angeles,
CA on March 19-21, 2015.  Papers approaching the problem of attribution
through computation are welcome, as are papers which consider the
theoretical or methodological basis of computational attribution in the
context of the problems of eighteenth century literary culture.

If you are interested in participating, please send a 250 word abstract and
1 pg. CV to Rob Koehler,  rdk252[at]nyu[dot]edu by September 15, 2014.

Conference: American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Dates: March 19-21, 2015

Panel Title: Practices of Authorial Attribution in the Long Eighteenth

Contact: Rob Koehler, rdk252 at nyu.edu

Deadline: September 15, 2014

Recent debates about the texts that should be attributed to figures such as
Daniel Defoe and Eliza Haywood have drawn new attention to the difficulties
of determining authorship for many texts published during the eighteenth
century.  These debates have highlighted concerns about what types of
evidence can be considered definitive for scholars to accept attributions
but set aside questions of how readers, writers, booksellers, politicians,
artists, lawyers, divines, and printers of the eighteenth century
developed, refined, challenged, or established practices of attribution in
various media and domains of knowledge.  As a means of reassessing current
scholarly methods of attribution and of developing perspectives that offer
new avenues for considering the process of attribution itself, this panel
will consider the material, legal, formal, and theoretical underpinnings of
practices of attribution in the long eighteenth century across domains of
knowledge, including—but not limited to—literature, music, law, theology,
politics, and natural philosophy.  Papers investigating non-literary
domains of knowledge are especially welcome, as are those that consider
these questions from an international or cross-cultural perspective.

Please send a 250 word abstract and 1 pg. CV to Rob Koehler,

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