Academia

CFP: UCSB Early Modern Center Annual Conference

Play’s the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800 University of California, Santa Barbara Conference Date: March 4-5, 2016 Proposal Due Date: December 4, 2015 The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, “Play’s the Thing: Phenomenology and Play in Early Modern Literature, 1500-1800,” … Continue reading

Academia

CFP: After Print: Manuscripts in the Eighteenth Century

Following up on a highly successful CSECS panel, I’m organizing a one-day conference at UCSB on the same topic: the continuance of manuscript composition, publication, and circulation in the eighteenth century. I’m hoping for papers from a wide range of fields. After Print: Manuscripts in the Eighteenth Century UC Santa Barbara April 24, 2015 Co-sponsored … Continue reading

Journalism

CFP: ASECS 2015

I’m very excited that my panel for the Samuel Richardson Society will be included at the 2015 ASECS Annual Meeting in LA! Proposal below. “New Directions in Epistolary Studies” (Roundtable) (Samuel Richardson Society) Rachael Scarborough King, Dept. of English, U. of California, Santa Barbara, Mail Code 3170, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170; Tel: (646) 508-4162; E-mail: … Continue reading

Journalism / Letters

Letters vs. historians

The New York Times had an article today on the planned publication of Robert Frost’s letters, arguing that the forthcoming volumes “could soften a battered image” and re-humanize Frost. The article sets up a familiar dynamic, pitting the biographers offering “their” versions of Frost’s life against the letters, which, the article assumes, will show the “real” … Continue reading