Tag Archives: literary manuscripts

Poetry manuscripts: Two articles

Two recent articles from Alison Fraser, assistant curator of the Poetry Collection at the University of Buffalo may of interest. Both focus in part on questions of materiality — the manuscript as ‘trash’ and the clipping. The articles are: ‘Creating the Twentieth-Century Literary Archives: A Short History of the Poetry Collection at the University at […]

Manuscript fragments: a webinar to catch up on

The Rare Book School at the University of Virginia has been running a lively set of lectures and panel discussions that are now available online for anyone slow to catch on or living in incompatible time zones. For those interested in manuscripts there is: A Fractured Inheritance: The Problems, Challenges, and Opportunities of Collecting Manuscript […]

New book: Placing Papers: The American Literary Archives Market

Just out from the University of Massachusetts Press is Placing Papers: The American Literary Archives Market by Amy Hildreth Chen. This new work will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the political economy of literary archives and how the US market for writers’ papers developed in the second half of the twentieth century. […]

New this month: The Future of Literary Archives

From ARC Humanities Press in June 2018 comes The Future of Literary Archives: Diasporic and Dispersed Collections at Risk , edited by David Sutton and Ann Livingstone. From the press: “Literary archives differ from most other types of archival papers in that their locations are more diverse and difficult to predict. Acquiring institutions for literary […]

Surfacing the Page

Big Ideas, The National Archives, Kew ‘SURFACING THE PAGE‘ Wednesday 22nd November 1.00-2.00pm: Maryanne Dever, Kate Sweetapple,  Jacquie Lorber Kasunic, University of Technology Sydney. This session contains three short integrated presentations that take up the theme of ‘surfacing the page’. You can listen to the talks here. We talk of ‘surfacing’ here in not a literal sense […]

Plath poems identified in carbon paper

An article in The Guardian reports on the work of Gail Crowther and Peter K Steinberg, who identified two previously unknown poems by Sylvia Plath. The poems were on carbon paper found in the back of an old notebook owned by Sylvia Plath. “Written at the start of Plath and Hughes’s relationship in autumn 1956, the two […]

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 […]

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 […]

Out now! Literary archives, materiality and the digital

The special issue of Archives and Manuscripts edited by Maryanne Dever and Linda Morra (an initiative of the Archive Futures network) is now out.     Vol 42, issue 3 (2014) on the theme of “Literary archives, materiality and the digital”.     TABLE OF CONTENTS Editorial: Literary Archives, Materiality and the Digital Maryanne Dever […]