2018 M-MLA Call for Papers

February 16, 2018 in Announcements, Call for Papers, Manuscript Studies

Call for Papers

“Consuming Cultures and Manuscript Evidence”

2018 Theme for the

Permanent Panels sponsored by the
Research Group on Manuscript Evidence
at the
Midwest Modern Language Association (M-MLA)

2018 Convention
Kansas City, Missouri
November 15–18, 2018

[Posted on 16 February 2018]

The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the M-MLA’s theme of “Consuming Cultures” for its 2018 Convention, is sponsoring panels on the consumption of manuscripts.

This consumption can be both literal or metaphorical — or both.  For example, it could mean the destruction wrought by bookworms, fires, and biblioclasts, and/or the consumption effected by textual transmission and reception more broadly.

We invite all approaches, including textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical.  We also invite subjects from all periods.

Interested panelists should send brief abstracts of no more than 300 words to jhastings@luc.edu by Wednesday, 04 April 2018.

© The British Library Board. Harley MS 628, folio 160 verso. Psalms 101 begin.

© The British Library Board. Harley MS 628, folio 160 verso. Psalms 101 begin.

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Thanks to the expert initiatives by our Associate Justin Hastings, this will be the 3rd year that the Research Group sponsors Permanent Panels at the Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association.

The plan to sponsor the 2018 Panels draws inspiration from the success of our Panels at the M-MLA in the past 2 years. Details here:

2017 M-MLA Panel on “Artists, Activists, and Manuscript Evidence”
2017 M-MLA Panel Report

“Marginalia in Manuscripts and Books” for the 2018 M-MLA
2016 M-MLA Report

As customary for our Sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, we publish the Abstracts of the Papers for our Panels at the M-MLA Convention in our Panel Announcements and Reports.

Poster for CFP RGME Sponsored Panels for 2017 M-MLA ConventionPoster 2 of 2 for the RGME Sponsored Panels at the 2016 M-MLA ConventionPoster 1 of 2 for the RGME Sponsored Panels at the 2016 M-MLA Convention*****

The continuation of the tradition of Permanent Panels at the M-MLA Convention is most welcome, and we thank our organizer, Justin Hastings, and the Midwest Modern Language Association.  We congratulate Justin for his expert organizational skills and outstanding collegiality, and we applaud his willingness to continue to organize the panels for the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence.

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© The British Library Board.  Harley MS 628, folio 160 verso.  the initial 'd' for 'Domini'.

© The British Library Board. Harley MS 628, folio 160 verso, detail. Psalm 101 begins with the initial ‘d’ for ‘Domini’.

Further information about the Convention can be found in the 2017 M-MLA Convention Permanent Section Call for Papers .

Please Contact Us with your questions and suggestions.  See you there!

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