[H-verkko] CFP: Author as Editor and Editor as Author (ESTS 2018, Prague)

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Author as Editor and Editor as Author (ESTS 2018, Prague)
Author as Editor and Editor as Author 

Fifteenth annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship
(ESTS 2018). 

Venue: Charles University, Prague 
Dates: 15th-17th November 2018 


15th ESTS Conference: “Author as Editor and Editor as Author” 
Charles University, Prague, 15th–17th November 2018 

Call Deadline: 30th April, 2018 
Acceptance notification: June 2018 
Registration deadline: 31st October, 2018 

We are pleased to announce that the 15th International Conference for the
Society for Textual Scholarship will be held in Prague on 15th–17th November

In an important sense, this year᾽s twofold theme follows up on the agenda of
ESTS 2017 (“Editorial Degrees of Intervention”): firstly, by taking the idea
of editorial interventions down the imaginary cline towards its far end where
editors become authors, and secondly, to strike a thematic balance, by proposing
to look into various aspects of a contrastive configuration – of texts edited
by their authors. What conditions – such as pressures of ideology,
historical-cultural context, urge to interpret or requirements of authenticity
– turn editors into authors? And how do we tell the editors – with their
complex duties of a scribe, a compiler, a commentator – from the authors? How
does this “crossover” bear on these newly-born authors᾽ editorial
practices? What circumstances bring authors to start editing their own texts?
What are the principal features of this type of editorial process and its final

In addition, a special section will be devoted to medieval manuscript culture in
which scribes often change their model texts to such a degree that they might be
considered their editors or even authors. Who decided to substantially alter an
existing text? Under what conditions, within what types of communities of
interpretation such transformations took place? What types of changes were made?
How were they received by the readers? Papers addressing the nature, reasons,
and consequences of such editorial and authorial activities, as well as the
connected themes of the concept of author and editor in the Middle Ages are

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), or for three-paper sessions. The language of the conference is
English. A suggested – though not prescriptive or exhaustive – list of
topics includes: 

• The author᾽s voice and the editor᾽s voice: authenticity, interpretation
and identity 
• Editors trespassing on authorial land: textual variants and degrees of
• Authors as editors: challenges and caveats 
• Editors as authors versus facts of language and philology 
• Authors᾽ associates as editors 
• Fluid text and open text in the hands of editors and authors; aesthetics of
• Tradition and the individual talent revisited: cultural, social and
historical meanings and contexts of the figure of the author; the place of the
• Readersʼ and community perceptions and constructions of the author-editor
• Digital re-editing: digitization of published edited text 
• Textology and Prague functional-structural tradition 

…as well as other more general topics that have always been fostered by the

• Digital versus printed editions 
• The target audience 
• Selection of texts worth editing 
• Scholarly editions 

Proposals of participation, paper title and abstract (250-300 words, excluding
references) should be submitted as an email attachment (preferably .doc or
.docx) before 30th April 2018 to the following address: ests2018 at ff.cuni.cz. 
In addition, proponents of individual papers are kindly requested to supply the
following information: presenter’s name, concise biography, address,
telephone, email and institutional affiliation. 
Proposals of three-paper sessions should include a title, a chair and an intro
for the session (ca 100 words), along with titles and abstracts for each paper. 

Contributors and panel chairs must pay the conference fee and must be members in
good standing of the European Society for Textual Scholarship for 2018 (except
invited speakers). 
Details about the payment (100€, which covers conference fee and ESTS
membership) will be provided by the time registration begins. 

Organizing Committee: 
Jan Čermák 
Lucie Doležalová 
Sakari Katajamki 
Jakub Říha 
Ondřej Tichý 

Conference email: ests2018 at ff.cuni.cz 

For more information about the ESTS, please see

Ilmoituksen lhetti: Sakari Katajamki <sakari.katajamaki at finlit.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 22.11.2018
Listietoja WWW-osoitteesta: https://textualscholarship.eu/

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