Fellowships in Critical Bibliography

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0403  Friday, 5 October 2012

 

From:        Donna Sy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 5, 2012 9:12:41 AM EDT

Subject:     Fellowships in Critical Bibliography 

 

Rare Book School Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Fund Fellowships in Critical Bibliography

 

Rare Book School welcomes applications from scholars of Shakespeare to The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography.  The aim of this new Mellon Foundation-funded fellowship program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities by introducing doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to specialized skills, methods, and professional networks for conducting advanced research with material texts.  

 

Fellows will receive funding for Rare Book School course attendance, as well as generous stipends, and support for research-related travel to special collections, over the course of three years. Weeklong intensive courses at Rare Book School cover topics such as paleography, codicology, scholarly editing, and the history of the book.

 

The deadline for application to the program is DECEMBER 1, 2012. Applicants must be doctoral candidates (post-qualifying exams), postdoctoral fellows, or junior (untenured) faculty in the humanities at a U.S. insitution at time of application.  Interested scholars are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For more details, please visit:

http://www.rarebookschool.org/fellowships/mellon

 

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Rare Book School Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Fund Fellowships in Critical Bibliography

 

New fellowship program seeks to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities

 

Charlottesville, VA, October 1, 2012 – Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia has been awarded an $896,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a new three-year fellowship program, The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, whose aim is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities.

 

The Mellon Fellowship program will enable a select group of doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty in the humanities to receive advanced, intensive training in the analysis of textual artifacts. Led by a distinguished faculty drawn from the bibliographical community and professionals in allied fields, fellows will attend annual research-oriented seminars at Rare Book School and at major special collections libraries nationwide. Fellows will receive stipends to support research-related travel to special collections, and additional funds to host academic symposia at their home institutions.

 

“This grant will enable our School to deepen and extend its service to the bibliographical community by helping scholars incorporate bibliographical and book-historical methods into their own research and teaching,” said RBS Director Michael F. Suarez, S.J. “I am humbled by the trust that the Foundation has placed in our organization – and deeply gratified by its ratification of our core mission of bibliographical education.”

 

“I expect that these fellowships will sow the seeds for some of the most exciting work from the next generation of humanistic scholars,” commented Michael Winship, Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. “This Mellon Foundation grant is wonderful news! It will ensure that graduate students and early career academics have an opportunity to be exposed to the theories and methodologies of bibliographical practice.”

 

Twenty Mellon Fellowships will be awarded in the spring of 2013. The deadline for application to the program is December 1, 2012. More information about the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography is available at:   http://www.rarebookschool.org/fellowships/mellon

 

About Rare Book School (RBS)

 

Rare Book School provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born-digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the fields of bibliography, librarianship, book history, manuscript studies, and the digital humanities. Founded in 1983, RBS moved to its present home at the University of Virginia in 1992. RBS is a not-for-profit educational organization affiliated with the University of Virginia. More information about RBS is available on its website:http://www.rarebookschool.org

 

For more information, contact:

 

Donna Sy

Mellon Fellowship Program Director 

Rare Book School

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Phone: (434) 243-4296 

Shakespeare Position Announcement

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0402  Friday, 5 October 2012

 

From:        Jim Harner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 4, 2012 4:25:57 PM EDT

Subject:     Shakespeare Position Announcement

 

Associate Professor in Digital Shakespeare Studies

 

The Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured position at the associate professor rank in Digital Shakespeare Studies to begin in the Fall of 2013.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and a substantial scholarly record in both Shakespeare Studies and Digital Humanities as well as ongoing research initiatives in these areas.  The successful candidate will teach a 2/2 load, including undergraduate and graduate courses in Shakespeare as well as a range of courses in early modern literature and Digital Humanities.  The DH courses will contribute to the offerings of the Digital Humanities Certificate.  The successful candidate will also assume the role of Executive Editor of Early Modern Digital Projects at the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC), including the World Shakespeare Bibliography, Digital Donne, eMOP (the early modern OCR project), and the digital Cervantes and Quixote Iconography projects.  The IDHMC, in collaboration with the Visualization Department (the only one in the country) and Computer Science, is developing sophisticated data analysis and visualization capacities to work with one of the largest digitized collections of early modern texts – 45 million page images.

 

Applicants should submit as PDFs a letter of application specifying how the applicant’s work advances research and teaching in Shakespeare Studies and Digital Humanities, together with a CV, by e-mail to Robert Griffin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Applicants should also have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Professor Griffin.  We will begin reviewing applications on November 12, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.  Interviews will be held at the MLA.

 

Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.  Visit the English Department and IDHMC websites at: http://www-english.tamu.edu/ and http://idhmc.tamu.edu.

 

James L. Harner

Samuel Rhea Gammon Professor of Liberal Arts

Editor, World Shakespeare Bibliography

Department of English

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-4227

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CFP: Studia Neophilologica

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0401  Friday, 5 October 2012

 

From:        Robert Appelbaum <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 3, 2012 9:24:57 AM EDT

Subject:     CFP: Studia Neophilologica

 

Call for Papers

 

Studia Neophilologica, one of the oldest continuously published journals in the humanities in the world, issued on-line and in hard copy by Taylor & Francis, is now accepting submissions on all topics in the field of English Literature.

 

We are particularly interested in articles that address:

 

Early Modern English Literature, including Shakespeare

Literature and Violence

Literature and Material Culture

Literature and Aesthetic Theory

 

Instructions for authors can be found at the following website:

http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=snec20&page=instructions

 

Robert Appelbaum

Professor of English Literature

English Department

Uppsala University

Uppsala SE-751 20

http://www.engelska.uu.se/People/Appelbaum/

 

Lear Analysis

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0400  Monday, 1 October 2012

 

From:        John Briggs <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         September 27, 2012 4:07:02 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Lear Analysis

 

Gabriel Egan wrote:

 

> John Briggs writes that two matrices wouldn’t be put into 

> the mould to make a double-ell.

>

>> You would have to punch the “ell” twice 

>> onto the same matrix

 

Yes, I got that wrong, of course–I should have written “You would have to make a new punch for the ‘double ell’ and make a matrix from that.”

 

> See Philip Gaskell A New Introduction to Bibliography (Oxford: 

> Clarendon Press, 1972) for a discussion of the phenomenon. 

> The key bit is

>

>> A special form of tied letter appears to have been

>> made in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries by placing

>> the matrices for several letters side by side in the mould,

>> and casting them all together as a single type. . . .

>> Tied letters made in this way may be difficult to distinguish

>> from true ligatures made from a single matrix. (pp. 33-34)

 

The point that I was trying to make is that the matrix is over-sized (i.e. larger than the mould). In order to make the “special form of tied letter” by putting two (or more) matrices into a mould, you have to trim those matrices down (effectively destroying them for normal use). I have no idea why anyone would do this, but I would suggest that it would be for circumstances where the individual characters are different (and presumably non-kerned). For the situation of the “double ell”, you would have to use (and effectively destroy) two “ell” matrices—and I don’t know why anyone would have two “ell” matrices in the first place. Printers in Shakespeare’s London didn’t cast their own type (which partly explains why the First Folio was printed with a set of rather worn type)—and I am not sure that their type was even cast in England. These “special forms of tied letter” would have to come from the typefounder.

 

(I don’t know why we are arguing over this: Gabriel Egan is describing something that didn’t happen, and I am just saying that it wouldn’t have happened anyway!)

 

John Briggs

Lear Analysis Correction

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0399  Monday, 1 October 2012

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Monday, October 1, 2012

Subject:     Lear Analysis Correction

 

Dear SHAKSPER Subscribers,

 

In preparing the Thursday, 27 September 2012, digest for distribution, I—as editor—introduced an error in the transmission of Gabriel Egan’s contribution to the Lear Analysis thread (SHK 23.0397). 

 

I will include a corrected version of that submission after this brief editor’s note. 

 

Gabriel Egan used the email convention of putting a single right-facing chevron (>) at the beginning of the line he was quoting from John Briggs’s Monday, 24 September 2012, submission (SHK 23.0392) that I inadvertently dropped during the editing process, so that readers could not tell that Gabriel Egan was quoting. Egan then used a pair of double chevrons (<< . . . >>) to indicate that he was quoting from Philip Gaskell A New Introduction to Bibliography. I recorded these with single right-facing chevrons (>). I apologize to Gabriel Egan for “messing up” (this is a technical term from editing handbooks) his submission and to readers who subsequently might have been confused.

 

In the future, I ask subscribers to let me know if I have similarly “messed up” any of your submissions.

 

Furthermore, I solicit subscribers’ input regarding any conventions I employ as editor that you might find confusing.

 

Below I will first include a corrected version using the two conventions Gabriel Egan had (> = Briggs quotation and << . . . >> = Gaskell quotation) and then I will reproduce the same corrected submission using double right –facing chevrons (>>) instead of << . . . >> for the Gaskell quotation. I ask subscribers to let me know if you have a preference for one convention or the other? 

 

Obviously, as editor my job is to correctly convey what is submitted to me and I once again apologize for the confusions that may have resulted from my editing of Gabriel Egan’s last post.

 

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Correction (Style 1):

 

From:        Gabriel Egan < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         September 26, 2012 8:10:05 AM EDT

Subject:     Re: Lear Analysis

 

John Briggs writes that two matrices wouldn’t be put into the mould to make a double-ell.

 

>You would have to punch the “ell” twice 

>onto the same matrix

 

See Philip Gaskell A New Introduction to Bibliography (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972) for a discussion of the phenomenon. The key bit is

 

<< A special form of tied letter appears to have been made in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries by placing the matrices for several letters side by side in the mould, and casting them all together as a single type. . . . Tied letters made in this way may be difficult to distinguish from true ligatures made from a single matrix. (pp. 33-34) >>

 

Gabriel Egan

 

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From:        Gabriel Egan < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         September 26, 2012 8:10:05 AM EDT

Subject:     Re: Lear Analysis

 

John Briggs writes that two matrices wouldn’t be put into the mould to make a double-ell.

 

>You would have to punch the “ell” twice 

>onto the same matrix

 

See Philip Gaskell A New Introduction to Bibliography (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972) for a discussion of the phenomenon. The key bit is

 

>> A special form of tied letter appears to have been

>> made in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries by placing

>> the matrices for several letters side by side in the mould,

>> and casting them all together as a single type. . . .

>> Tied letters made in this way may be difficult to distinguish

>> from true ligatures made from a single matrix. (pp. 33-34)

 

Gabriel Egan

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Hardy M. Cook

Editor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

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