Tag Archives: literary history

New book: Shadow Archives

Just out from Columbia University Press is Shadow Archives: The Lifecycles of African American Literature by Jean-Christophe Cloutier. This title may be of interest for its central focus on literary archives and in particular how Cloutier “provides a nuanced view of how archival methodology, access, and the power dynamics of acquisitions shape literary history”. More […]

Close Reading an Archival Object

The latest issue of Papers on Language and Literature 55:1 (2019) is a special issue, “Archives, Authority, Aura: Modernism’s Archival Turn”. Of particular interest is Emily Ridge‘s new article entitled, “Close Reading an Archival Object: Reflections on a Postcard from Salvador DalĂ­ to Stefan Zweig, Circa 1938” which offers a complex reading of a single […]

Literary Archives in the Digital Age

TRINITY LONG ROOM HUB, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, 7-8 JULY 2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR WIM VAN MIERLO (LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY) In recent decades there has been a gradual yet dramatic shift in the means by which scholars engage with literary archives, as the widespread digitization of manuscript texts and the comprehensive shift to digital research tools has […]

Unconventional Archives

Unconventional Archives – Literature and the Uses of History, 17-18 January 2014 This two-day workshop will held at Ertegun House, Oxford. The aim of the workshop is to draw together students and scholars of the late 19th nineteenth century to the present, in order to explore how our understanding of substantial categories in the history […]