Category Archives: letters

New book: The Passion Projects: Modernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives

A very exciting new publication from Princeton University Press is Melanie Micir‘s, The Passion Projects: Modernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives.  From the publisher’s website: “Melanie Micir explores an extensive body of material, including Sylvia Townsend Warner’s carefully annotated letters to her partner Valentine Ackland, Djuna Barnes’s fragmented drafts about the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Margaret Anderson’s […]

CFP Women and Archives

Women and Archives Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel In “Archives, Records, and Power: The Making of Modern Memory” (2002), Joan Schwartz and Terry Cook assert, “Archives have the power to privilege and to marginalize. They can be a tool of hegemony; they can be a […]

CFP: Archives, authority, aura: Modernism’s archival turn

Journal Special Issue: Papers on Language and Literature Special Issue Call for Papers Edited by Naomi Milthorpe, University of Tasmania The modernist scholar increasingly engages in work in the archive: engaging in minute and painstaking textual labour, seeking authority in manuscript papers and genetic criticism, or assisting in the opening up of modernist texts as […]

Extended deadline! CFP Archival Afterlives: Postwar Poetry in English

  2017 The John Rylands Research Institute Conference 27-29 June 2017, University of Manchester New deadline: 20 February 2017 The John Rylands Research Institute invites proposals for its 2017 conference on modern literary archives. Reflecting the strengths of the Special Collections at the John Rylands Library, the conference will focus in particular on archives related […]

Public lecture: Feminism’s Archive

Part of the ANU Gender Institute 2014 Public Lecture Series  Feminist Theory Now Presenter: Associate Professor Maryanne Dever Event date:  Wednesday, 24 September 2014 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm Venue: Seminar Room 1 (3.02), Sir Roland Wilson Building (Bld 120), Australian National University, Canberra Abstract: Where is feminism’s archive? The approaches to research that defined feminist […]

CFP: Failure in the Archives

The Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) is pleased to announce Failure in the Archives, a conference celebrating the frustrations of archival research, to be held on 30 October 2014 and featuring a keynote address by Natalie Zemon Davis.   Failure in the Archives will provide a forum to examine everything that doesn’t belong […]

CFP: LETTERS — MAKING AND MEANINGS

Friday 27 June 2014 Venue: Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London