[H-verkko] CFP: Linguistics Meets Book History: Seeking New Approaches

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Agricolan artikkelipyyntöihin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:
Linguistics Meets Book History: Seeking New Approaches
Linguistics Meets Book History:

Seeking New Approaches

(A Pragmatics on the Page Symposium)


24-25 October 2014

University of Turku, Finland




We invite submissions from researchers working on the interplay of the
verbal/linguistic and the visual/material in historical texts, including both
manuscripts and printed materials. This two-day symposium is a forum for
discussing the methods, techniques and tools used for research which combines
pragmatics, philology, book studies and/or the digital humanities. Our goal is
to encourage the exchange and development of 'BEST PRACTICES' in this
interdisciplinary arena.


Confirmed keynote speakers:

❧ Daniel Wakelin (University of Oxford, England)

Daniel's research focuses on the material remains of English literature c.
1300-1525, and what they reveal about writing habits and reading habits.

❧ Colette Moore (University of Washington, USA)

Colette uses methodology primarily from historical pragmatics, sociolinguistics,
and stylistics in her research, incorporating manuscript data as well.

❧ Jukka Tyrkkö (University of Tampere, Finland)

Jukka works on historical corpus linguistics and book history, finding
intellectual synergies between the two.


We welcome 20-minute papers addressing methodological topics, or describing
tools and techniques. Preference will be given to research addressing both the
verbal/linguistic and the visual/material in historical texts. Any researchers
working on the interface of linguistics / philology & book history / material
culture are welcome to attend, whether or not you present a paper. The symposium
will conclude with a Round Table Discussion.

Please submit abstracts of 300-500 words (excluding references) by email, using
the subject line PoP-abstract, to hanna.salmi at utu.fi


Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 May 2014

Notification of acceptance: by 21 June 2014

Registration deadline: tba

Conference: 12 noon on 24 October - 4 pm on 25 October 2014


Organizing committee / Pragmatics on the Page team

Matti Peikola, Ruth Carroll, Risto Hiltunen, Aleksi Mäkilähde, Hanna Salmi,
Janne Skaffari, Carla Suhr, Mari-Liisa Varila

Department of English, University of Turku



Please direct all enquiries to Hanna Salmi (hanna.salmi at utu.fi, subject line:



Our project is documented on the Project Page of the University of Turku English


The conference is sponsored by TUCEMEMS (Turku Centre for Medieval and Early
Modern Studies).

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Hanna Salmi <hanna.salmi at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 1.6.2014