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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

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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

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‘Speeding up the Ent-like conversation’

Among the many great points Ted Underwood makes in his recent blog response to Franco Moretti’s latest work, I wanted to flag his brief opening observation about the Internet’s effects on scholarly interaction. “If the Internet is good for anything,” he writes, “it’s good for speeding up the Ent-like conversation between articles, to make that … Continue reading

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The digital-manuscript Dickinson

The Emily Dickinson Archive is the latest digital humanities project featured in The New York Times, and the latest to offer a more intimate connection with an author through images of letters, manuscripts, and other examples of handwriting. The site performs an incredible service in breaking down the institutional barriers between archives that can stymie scholarly … Continue reading