Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0678.  Thursday, 19 September 1996.

From:           Andrew Murphy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 18 Sep 1996 16:35:43 +0100 (BST)
Subject:        Editing

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Call for Papers

ESSE 4, Debrecen, Hungary

6-10 September 1997

Session on 'The Future(s) of Editing'

The European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) will hold its fourth
international conference at Debrecen, Hungary in September 1997. Unlike
previous conferences, ESSE/4 will run as a series of seminars, with papers
being circulated to seminar participants in advance, for roundtable discussion
at the seminar session itself. While the primary mission of the conference is
to strengthen links among European scholars, participation from scholars based
outside of Europe is welcomed.

Abstracts are invited for potential contributions to a seminar panel on 'The
Future(s) of Editing'. Papers should broadly tackle the issue of new directions
for the business of editing as we enter a new century. Participants may want to
consider the ways in which the orthodoxies of the New Bibliographic tradition
have come increasingly to be interrogated in recent decades, with the rise of
revisionism; social and sociological theories of textuality; deconstruction;
postmodernism and other developments. In particular, participants may wish to
consider the implications for editing of the rise of the electronic text --
especially as hypertext promises radically to reconfigure our notions of what
constitutes a text. It is hoped that a selection of the papers discussed at the
seminar, supplemented by additional contributions, will be published as a book.

As this is a seminar, rather than a regular conference session, anyone
interested in taking part should send either a substantial abstract (c. 1,500
words) or a completed paper to:

Dr. Andrew Murphy
English Department
University of Hertfordshire
Watford Campus

The deadline for receipt of papers/abstracts is 31 January, 1997.

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