Call for Papers: The Thirteenth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-13)

“Literary Journalism: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy”

Austrian Academy of Sciences Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies Vienna, Austria 17-19 May 2018

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 17-19 May 2018. The conference will be held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Austria.

The conference hopes to be a forum for scholarly work of both breadth and depth in the field of literary journalism, and all research methodologies are welcome, as are research on all aspects of literary journalism and/or literary reportage. For the purpose of scholarly delineation, our definition of literary journalism is "journalism as literature" rather than "journalism about literature." The association especially hopes to receive papers related to the general conference theme, “Literary Journalism: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy." All submissions must be in English.

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies is a multi-disciplinary learned society whose essential purpose is the encouragement and improvement of scholarly research and education in Literary Journalism. As an association in a relatively recently defined field of academic study, it is our agreed intent to be both explicitly inclusive and warmly supportive of a variety of scholarly approaches.

Details of the programs of previous annual meetings can be found here.

I. Guidelines for Research Papers

Submitted research papers should not exceed 7,500 words, or about 25 double-spaced pages, plus endnotes. Please regard this as an upper limit; shorter papers are certainly welcome. Endnotes and bibliographic citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Papers may not be simultaneously submitted to any other conferences. Papers previously published, presented, accepted or under review are ineligible. Only one paper per author will be accepted for presentation in the conference’s research sessions, and at least one author for each paper must be at the convention in order to present the paper. If accepted, each paper presenter at a conference Research Session may be allotted no more than 15 minutes. To be considered, please observe the following guidelines:

  1. Submission by e-mail attachment in MS Word is required. No other format or faxes or postal mail submissions will be accepted.
  2. Include one separate title page containing title, author/s, affiliation/s, and the address, phone, fax, and e-mail of the lead author.
  3. Also include a second title page containing only the paper’s title and the paper’s abstract. The abstract should be approximately 250 words in length.
  4. Your name and affiliation should /not/ appear anywhere in the paper [this information will only appear on the first title page; see (b) above].

II. Guidelines for Work-in-Progress Presentations (Abstracts)

Submitted abstracts for Work-in-Progress Sessions should not exceed 250 words. If accepted, each presenter at a conference Work-in-Progress session may be allotted no more than 10 minutes. To be considered, please observe the following guidelines:

  1. Submission by e-mail attachment using MS Word is required. No other format or faxes or postal mail submissions will be accepted.
  2. Include one separate title page containing title, author/s, affiliation/s, and the address, phone, fax and e-mail of the lead author.
  3. Also include a second page containing only the work’s title and the actual abstract of the work-in-progress. The abstract should be approximately 250 words in length.

III. Guidelines for Proposals for Panels

  1. Submission by e-mail attachment in MS Word is required. No other format or faxes or postal mail submissions will be accepted.
  2. Panel proposals should contain the panel title, possible participants and their affiliation and e-mail addresses, and a description of the panel’s subject. The description should be approximately 250 words in length.
  3. Panels are encouraged on any topic related to the study, teaching or practice of literary journalism. See http://www.ialjs.org/?page_id=21 

IV. Evaluation Criteria, Deadlines and Contact Information

All research paper submissions will be evaluated on originality and importance of topic; literature review; clarity of research purpose; focus; use of original and primary sources and how they support the paper’s purpose and conclusions; writing quality and organization; and the degree to which the paper contributes to the study of literary journalism. Similarly, abstracts of works-in-progress and panel proposals will be evaluated on the degree to which they contribute to the study of literary journalism. All submissions will be blind-juried, and submissions from students as well as faculty are encouraged.

Please submit research papers or abstracts of works-in-progress presentations to:

Prof. Tobias Eberwein, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria) IALJS Research Chair; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please submit proposals for panels to:

Prof. Rob Alexander, Brock University (Canada) IALJS Program Co-Chair; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Deadline for all submissions: No later than 1 December 2017

For more information regarding the conference or the association, please go to http://www.ialjs.org or contact:

Prof. Isabel Soares, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal) IALJS President; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Prof. Thomas Connery, University of St. Thomas (U.S.A.) IALJS First Vice President; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Prof. Bill Reynolds, Ryerson University (Canada) IALJS Treasurer; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Prof. David Abrahamson, Northwestern University (U.S.A.) IALJS Secretary;e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Prof. John S. Bak, Université de Lorraine (France) Founding IALJS President; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

NOTE: Submissions from students are encouraged, and a competitive Student Travel Fund has been established to assist in funding student travel. Applications will be available upon acceptance of submission.

LIRE LES IMPRIMES ET LES ESTAMPES COMME DES OBJETS CULTURELS

animé à l’Ecole Normale Supérieure par Evanghelia Stead

            Dans la continuité de l’année 2015-2016, le séminaire du TIGRE considérera les livres, les revues et les estampes comme des objets culturels parlants et complexes en Europe et ailleurs, portant en eux «les bornes de leur possible réception», selon le mot de Roger Chartier concernant les livres (Pratiques de la lecture, 1985:79). En partant de la matérialité, des relations intersémiotiques et des contextes mouvants de la circulation des œuvres, il réfléchira aux usages et aux publics.

            Le séminaire du TIGRE encourage de tradition le dialogue entre plusieurs disciplines (littérature et littérature comparée, histoire du livre, histoire de l’art, histoire, médiologie et études culturelles) et fait place à la lecture et à l’interprétation. Il accueillera cette année des études qui vont des œuvres, des créateurs et des éditeurs marquants aux mythes et aux motifs, leur transmission et leur circulation en Europe et en dehors des frontières européennes, et fera place à la manière dont imprimés et estampes sont transmis, lus, relus et retravaillés à travers différents supports et moyens, que ce soit dans des éditions et des tirages de luxe ou dans la presse imprimée.

            Séminaire ouvert aux étudiants à partir du Master. Début : 8 octobre 2015, fin : 4 février 2017. Séances de 3h, le samedi matin, 10h-13h, ENS, 45, rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris.

            Le séminaire du TIGRE se tient habituellement à la salle Simone Weil, sauf indication contraire.

            N.B. Peut être validé au titre du premier ou du second semestre (3 ECTS) ou être suivi comme séminaire libre.

            Contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8 octobre 2016, ENS, 10h-13h, salle Simone Weil : Les écrivains et l’estampe

Nathalie Ferrand (CNRS), «Rousseau et l’estampe»

Claire Chagniot (docteur en Lettres, Paris IV Sorbonne), «Baudelaire et l’estampe»

15 octobre 2016, ENS, 10-13 h, salle Simone Weil : Études culturelles maghrébines

            Mourad Yelles (INaLCO) : «Le sexe des anges. Traversée des genres dans le Texte maghrébin»

5 novembre 2016, 13h30-19h, Bibliothèque nationale de France, salle 70 (entrée Est)

 

Soutenance de la thèse de doctorat de Philipp Leu (UVSQ, BnF, Fondation Patrima), Les revues artistiques et littéraires (1880-1900) : questions de conservation et de numérisation

12 novembre 2016, ENS, 10-13 h, salle Simone Weil : Revues grecques, revues européennes

Kalliopi Sfakianaki (Université de Crète, doctorante), «Tériade et son réseau de revues d’art pendant l’entre-deux-guerres»

Lucile Arnoux-Farnoux (Université de Tours), «Réseaux des revues grecques dans les années 1930»

19 novembre 2016, ENS, 10-13 h, salle à préciser: Créativité du livre d’artiste

Kathryn Brown (Loughborough University, R-U), «Matisse and the Poets»

Gaëlle Theval (Thalim et programme ANR "littépub"): «Les livres d’un poète sonore : des objets paradoxaux ?» (à propos de Bernard Heidsieck)

10 décembre  2016, ENS, 10-13 h, salle Simone Weil : Éditeurs de revues en Europe

Matthew Philpotts (University of Liverpool), «Plural Actors: Editorial Practice as Social Practice: T.S. Eliot (The Criterion), Thomas Mann (Maß und Wert), and Jean Paul Sartre (Les Temps modernes

 

21 janvier 2017, ENS, 10-13 h, salle Simone Weil : Photobook et Toybook

Paul Edwards (Université Paris VII), «Grandes étapes dans l’élaboration matérielle du photobook de fiction littéraire»

François Fièvre (docteur en histoire de l’art, chercheur associé Intru, Un. de Tours), «Une édition critique numérique pour un toybook de Walter Crane : pourquoi et comment ?»

4 février 2017, ENS, 10-13 h, salle Simone Weil : Les éphémères, objets culturels

Olivier Belin et Florence Ferran (Un. de Cergy, projet PatrimEph, Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoine), «Lire les éphémères comme des objets culturels»

On 15-17 October 2015 the Institut National d'Histore d'Art et Sorbonne (Paris) will hold a symposium on "Les représentations du livre aux époques carolingienne et ottonienne".

Find more information at their website.

What is the role of games and play in 19thC culture? How do games and play reveal cultural values or anxieties? What forces undergirded the development of different games? The editors seek essays for a proposed collection on games and play in the long nineteenth century in England, the U.S., and Canada. They are particularly interested in essays examining the material and/or visual culture of games.

500-word abstracts (or full papers) due by Friday, October 2, 2015 to the editors—Dr. Ann R. Hawkins and Dr. Allison Whitney—at the following email address (also for questions):  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On 4 July 2015 the University Library of the KU Leuven will open Books under fire. From Leuven to Timbuktu, an exhibition on endangered and destroyed heritage, from 1914 until today. Exhibits about the Leuven library will be combined with precious manuscripts from Mamma Haidara Memorial Library in Timbuktu and with contemporary art by the Belgian artist Sofie Muller. Books under fire tells a captivating – and highly relevant – story of deliberate destruction, international outrage and solidarity.

The exhibition runs from 4 July until 13 Sept. and information can be found here.