The Centre for Creativity Research is running a series of seminars on the theme “Spaces of Creativity, Creating Space”. The inaugural event of this academic year will take place on Thursday 17th November 2022. The invitation can be read below. It includes a Zoom link for the event.
You are invited to participate in the series of online seminars
Spaces of Creativity, Creating Space
organized by the
Centre for Creativity Research
(Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Polish Studies)
Thursday 17 November 2022
18.00 (6 p.m.) Warsaw time / 17.00 (5 p.m.) London time / 11.00 (11 a.m.) Chicago time
1. “Spaces of Creativity, Creating Space” – the new series of seminars. General Introduction.
2.Kathryn Sutherland (University of Oxford)
Keynote “In little room: Jane Austen’s manuscripts as performance space”
Usually we think of literature as occupying immaterial space, but a writer’s manuscripts take us into the workshop where creation happens. They are physical objects and they are highly emotive objects. Inside the spaces where they were written they have enhanced embodiment. You cannot substitute a house for a manuscript, but both spaces may represent the interior life of the writer who inhabited them. By reconnecting the act of composition with the space of writing, the creative act takes on greater physicality while the house itself becomes an imaginary space. This paper will probe the link between materiality and creativity by considering the space of writing, which is both the tiny sheets of paper onto which Austen wrote and the family sitting room, the place where she wrote. It argues that the two together shaped the way she wrote—both how she conceived her stories and the spaces within which her characters move and interact. Using evidence from forensic bibliography and literary criticism it attempts to ground the imagined in its materials.
Professor Kathryn Sutherland is Senior Research Fellow, St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Her most recent book is Why Modern Manuscripts Matter (Oxford University Press, 2022), a study of the politics, commerce, and the aesthetics of heritage culture in the shape of authors’ literary manuscripts.
4. Centre for Creativity Research: forthcoming events
The literary science review Slovenská literatúra (“Slovak Literature”) is announcing a call for papers for 2023. The papers will be published in the upcoming single-topic issue Digitálny výskum literatúry v historickej a teoretickej perspektíve (“Digital Literary Research From a Historical and Theoretical Perspective”). The editorial staff accepts scientific papers focusing on the results of analyses of digital literary collections and corpora, the methodology of their composition, and the questions of their usability that rely on information technology. Further potential areas of focus include the digital humanities connected to literature and its research, the topic of source processing, the methodology of digitizing sources and making them available, as well as the presentation of specific digital research outputs.
Deadline for the submission of abstracts (1,200–1,600 characters, written in Slovak or English): 31 October 2022
Decision on the provisional acceptance of the paper: by 15 November 2022
Deadline for the submission of final papers (max. 36,000 characters): 15 February 2023
The papers will be subject to an independent review process
Slovenská literatúra (Slovak literature, ISSN 0037 – 6973) is an open-access and double blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Institute of Slovak Literature of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava since 1954. It provides a scientific publishing space for the field of literary Slovak studies (theory of literature, poetics, history of Slovak literature and its contexts) for domestic and foreign literary scholars and experts from other related disciplines. It is a key journal in the field of literary Slovak studies. Since 2017, the journal has been fully accessible electronically under open access. It is indexed with and included in: DOAJ, Elsevier SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI, CEJSH, ERIH PLUS, CEEOL, Slavic Humanities Index, MLA.
The 18th annual ESTS conference will be taking place at the University of Kent from 13-14 April 2023, and the deadline for proposals has now been extended to Friday 14th October 2022. To read the call for papers, please visit the ESTS 2023 Conference Website, where you’ll also be able to find information on registration, contributions, and where to send abstracts.