[Humanist] 29.552 events: scholarly editing at the MLA

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Dec 15 07:12:59 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 552.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:09:40 -0500
        From: Susan Brown <sbrown at uoguelph.ca>
        Subject: MLA 2017 SHARP/CSE collaborative session

Posting on behalf of Anne Coldiron:

Call for Papers, MLA 2017, 
CSE-SHARP Joint/Collaborative Session 

Open Topic:  Editions, Authors, Publishers, Readers  

This session seeks to engage the scholarly editing community with the wider community of authors and readers (and scholars of authorship, reading, and publishing). Possible topics might include, but not be limited to:
·       what readers want and need in a scholarly edition
·       how scholarly editors imagine a readership and its needs, either today or in the past
·       tactics of editions that construct readerships
·       how to assess and value the work of scholarly editing in promotion and tenure decisions
·       the affordances of print and digital editions
·       challenges of sustainability in scholarly editions
·       relations between editors and authors; the traces of editor-author relations in editions
·       creative apparatus, or reader-friendly paratexts
·       canon-formation and the scholarly editor
·       when is a new edition warranted?
·       the editor's power to shape how we know what we know 
·       the editor's role in handling information overload
·       after accidentals and substantives: editing and the new textuality
·       collaborative and interactive editions: when readers intervene
·       the turn to social editions (from crowd-sourcing annotations and resistant original materials to more ambitious forms)
·      translated editions, bilingual formats, and the culture-crossing power of editions
250-word abstracts (or full papers, if you prefer) to acoldiron at fsu.edu <mailto:acoldiron at fsu.edu> by March 11, 2016.    (A brief version of this CFP can be found at https://apps.mla.org/cfp_browse_list&type=A <https://apps.mla.org/cfp_browse_list&type=A> .)

Thanks, and if you have questions, please contact me. All best,
Anne Coldiron
A. E. B. Coldiron, Professor
http://www.english.fsu.edu/faculty/acoldiron.htm  http://www.english.fsu.edu/faculty/acoldiron.htm
   Printers Without Borders: 
   Translation and Textuality in the Renaissance
www.cambridge.org/9781107073173  http://www.cambridge.org/9781107073173


Susan Brown
Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship
Director, Orlando Project; Project Leader, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory
President, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques

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