Friday, August 12, 2011

The Eighth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference

The Anglo Saxon Studies Colloquium
announces the CFP for
The Eighth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference

University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Deadline for Abstracts: 26 September 2011

The University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the
Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, invites submissions for the Eighth
Annual Graduate Conference of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium on
“Philology,” to be held on 25 February 2012 at UC Berkeley.

More than twenty years ago, in response to tectonic shifts in the
academic landscape, Speculum and Comparative Literary Studies almost
simultaneously published special issues asking the same question:
“What is Philology?” Since that watershed moment, scholars have
continued to debate which methodologies deserve the title “Philology”
(whether “old” or “new”). Meanwhile, these very methodologies have
undergone significant theoretical and practical revisions. Bearing in
mind that “Philology” lies at the historical, institutional, and
intellectual core of Anglo-Saxon Studies, this conference seeks to
consider not only “What is philology now?” but also “How and why does
philology matter, particularly to emerging scholars?”

We invite proposals for papers that reflect on the idea of “Philology”
at a theoretical, methodological, or institutional level, as well as
papers that demonstrate philological practices, particularly from an
interdisciplinary perspective, or that address the relationship
between philology and contemporary critical concerns, such as
historicism(s), aesthetics, cognitive studies, manuscript studies,
textual criticism, intellectual history, and the digital humanities.

Please submit 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers by September 26,
2011 and kindly include your academic affiliation, e-mail address,
street address, phone number, and any audio-visual requirements.
Abstracts may be sent to We very much look forward
to welcoming you to our campus, and we are excited about the rich
discussion that will ensue.

Organized by: Marcos Garcia, Jacob Hobson, Jennifer Lorden, R. D.
Perry, Benjamin A. Saltzman

Sponsored by: the UC Berkeley Department of English, UC Berkeley
Program in Medieval Studies, Graduate Medievalists at Berkeley, and
Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium

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