Universidad de Alcalá y European Society of Textual Scholarship
Tipo de convocatoria: 
Contribuciones (call for papers)
Materias de especialidad: 
Fecha límite de solicitud: 
Lunes, 15 mayo, 2017
The conference theme is "Editorial degrees of intervention". Editing a text is a way of making it our own, of bringing it to our time and our cultural context regardless of the language and the time of production. This explains why each period needs their own editions. Probably, editors will not be neutral when facing the texts they are working on. Following the tradition of the ESTS, the conference welcomes a wide range of topics. Papers can be on any language and on any period. Participants are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations (followed by 10-minute discussion). The language of the conference is English. A suggested – though not prescriptive – list of topics includes:

  • Modernisation of texts

  • Editor´s attitude towards the authorial text

  • The notion of "bad" manuscripts

  • Palaeographic editions

  • Critical editions

  • Paratexts and marginalia

  • The author´s voice and the editor´s voice

As well as other more general topics that have always been fostered by the Society:

  • Digital versus printed editions

  • The target audience

  • Selection of texts worth editing

  • Scholarly editions

Dirección postal completa: 
Universida de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, España
Correo electrónico: 
05/05/2017 Convocatorias y empleo