Call for Papers
“Artists, Activists, and Manuscript Evidence”
2017 Theme for the
Research Group on Manuscript Evidence
Midwest Modern Language Association
November 9-12, 2017
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the 2017 M-MLA Convention’s theme of “Artists and Activists,” is sponsoring panels on manuscripts and printed books and the illuminators, scribes, editors, and other artists who created them and the scholars and readers who used them. The session invites all approaches, including textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical.
Possible foci include but are by no means limited to:
- Scriveners, the Book Trade, and Early Modern Printed Editions
- Textual Transmission and Reception: Inscribing Alterity and Change
- On the Margins: Glosses, Illustrations, and Illuminations
Interested panelists should send brief abstracts of no more than 300 words to Chicago, Illinois 60626
firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5th.
A New Tradition
For information about the Events of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, to which these Sponsored Panels belong, please see our Events and Events Archive. For convenience, we distinguish between these Events elsewhere and our many Congress Activities over the years at the Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, likewise with a Congress Archive, held at Western Michigan University each May in Kalamazoo.
The pair of panels intended for the 2016 M-MLA Convention represented the first time, apart from the Kalamazoo Congress, that the Research Group sponsored meetings within an existing conference held in North America, although we have co-organized and co-sponsored Events afresh in various centers in North America and elsewhere, as described in the Events Archive.
The plan to sponsor the 2017 Panels follows our first appearance as a Sponsor at the 2016 M-MLA Convention — with 2 Panels on Marginalia in Manuscripts and Books in response to the Call for Papers for 1 Panel alone. See the 2016 M-MLA Report for these Panels, with the published Abstracts of the Papers and a view of the Posters. The continuation of the tradition of Permanent Panels at the M-MLA Convention is most welcome, and we thank our expert organizer and the Midwest Modern Language Association.
Further information about the Convention can be found in the 2017 M-MLA Convention Permanent Section Call for Papers .
Remember, please send your proposals by April 5th to Chicago, Illinois 60626