CFP: SAMLA '99, Bowers' Principles at Fifty
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0202 Sunday, 7 February 1999.
From: David Gants <
Date: Friday, 5 Feb 1999 16:07:33 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CFP: SAMLA '99, Bowers' Principles at Fifty
Call For Papers
1999 SAMLA Convention (Atlanta, GA, 4-6 November)
Textual and Bibliographical Studies
The Textual and Bibliographical Studies section of the South Atlantic
Modern Language Association is seeking papers for its session at the
1999 SAMLA convention. The session will mark the fiftieth anniversary
of the publication of Fredson Bowers' landmark Principles of
Bibliographical Description. The organizers are particularly interested
in papers that extend the ideas initiated by Bowers and developed
further by scholars like G. Thomas Tanselle. Possible subjects might
* How has the practice of descriptive bibliography evolved in
different literary periods or genres?
* Do different authors, booksellers or publishers require different
* How does descriptive bibliography fit into the larger field of
* Is it possible to accommodate emerging digital technologies into
traditional descriptive practices?
* How might we use Principles to describe electronic texts and
Ideally the session will look ahead to the ways in which Bowers'
Principles might be employed in the next 50 years.
The deadline for proposals is 15 April 1999, and speakers must be
members of SAMLA in order to participate. Please send a brief (250-500
word) proposal for a 15-20 minute paper to:
with the subject line "SAMLA 99" or by post to:
David L. Gants
Department of English
254 Park Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-6205