Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cambridge Centre for Material Texts

Inaugural Conference – 5-6 April 2010

The Centre will be holding its Inaugural Conference on 5-6 April 2010. With contributions from leading international scholars and postgraduate students from a variety of disciplines, the conference will explore a kaleidoscopic array of current approaches to many kinds of material text. Among the topics to be addressed are: maps from the middle ages to the Ordnance Survey; material modernism; literary decisions and revisions; the materiality (or not) of film; writers’ remains and their conservation; music, sound and urban space; the future of reading in the digital age; the printed image; publishing after death; border crossings in the history of the book; the current state of editing; and the relationship between writing and memory.

We are delighted to welcome Leah Price (Harvard) and Peter Stallybrass (Penn) as our plenary speakers. Other speakers include: Ardis Butterfield (UCL), Stefano Castelvecchi (Cambridge), Paul Chirico (Cambridge), Ian Christie (Birkbeck), Flora Dennis (Sussex), A.S.G. Edwards (De Montfort), Juliet Fleming (New York), Heather Glen (Cambridge), Hugh Haughton (York), Rachel Hewitt (Queen Mary), Alfred Hiatt (Queen Mary), Sachiko Kusukawa (Cambridge), Hester Lees-Jeffries (Cambridge), Samantha Matthews (Sheffield), David McKitterick (Cambridge), Molly Murray (Columbia), Paul Russell (Cambridge), Robin Schulze (Penn State), Sujit Sivasundaram (LSE), Andrew Thacker (De Montfort), Gary Tomlinson (Penn), David Trotter (Cambridge), Patrick Wildgust (Shandy Hall), Abigail Williams (Oxford), Henry Woudhuysen (UCL) and Andrew Zurcher (Cambridge).

The conference fee is £35 (waged)/£20 (unwaged). A number of bursaries, kindly sponsored by AMARC (the Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research), are available for unwaged postgraduate students. Numbers are limited: please book now to avoid disappointment.


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