ESTS Bylaws: New Proposal

Dear Members and old Members of the European Society for Textual Scholarship,

As was communicated at previous board meetings, our Board has been working on a redrafting of our Society’s bylaws. The new proposal is now approved by the Board, and ready to be communicated to the Membership – you will find it attached. As stated in our (previous and newly proposed) bylaws, Members in good standing (i.e. who have paid their Membership dues for 2017/Alcalá or later) reserve the right to vote on changes in the bylaws. That is why we now forward our proposal to see you have any objections to our proposal.

Those who are eligible are invited to respond to the proposed bylaws by forwarding their objections to the Society’s secretary (wout.dillen@uantwerpen.be) within the next two months (i.e. until 18 December 2018). Minor changes that are suggested by the Membership will be discussed by the Board, who will decide whether to adopt or reject the change. Major changes will be added to the draft and returned for consideration by the Membership. In this process, the Board reserves the right to decide what constitutes a ‘minor’ or ‘major’ change. After the period of two months has passed, the Bylaws will be considered as approved by the Membership, unless the Board decides to extend the initial period with a further month.

Although we will accept objections to the bylaws until 18 December, we would strongly encourage Members to respond to this document before this year’s Annual Members’ Meeting takes place (on Saturday 17 November 2018), where the board will reserve a slot for discussing any major changes that may have already come up, directly with the Membership.

We thank you for your input, and look forward to discussing the newly proposed bylaws with you in Prague!

All the best, on behalf of the ESTS board,

Anne Baillot
Isabel de la Cruz Cabanillas
Wout Dillen (secretary)
Jan Gielkens (treasurer)
Sakari Katajamäki
Roland S. Kamzelak</br/>
Anthony Lappin
Elena Pierazzo
Wim Van Mierlo (president)

Link to the proposal: https://textualscholarship.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/bylaws-of-the-european-society-for-textual-scholarship.pdf

Elections: Variants

Dear Members of the ESTS,

Owing to the transition of ​Variants ​to Open Access, the Board exceptionally extended the normal three-year term for the current Editor and Associate Editor of the journal. We are now seeking nominations for their replacement.

Please find the full Call for Nominations attached.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

https://textualscholarship.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/variants-editorial-board-elections.pdf

Elections: ESTS Board

Dear Members of the ESTS,

As was announced during the General Assembly of our fourteenth annual conference in Alcalá de Henares last November, it is our pleasure to inform you that our Board currently has three vacancies to fill. Therefore we would like to invite anyone who is interested in joining our Board to send in their applications for these positions.

Please find the full Call for Nominations attached.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

https://textualscholarship.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/ests-board-elections.pdf

CFP: Writing and Revision Stages

via Elsa Pereira

Dear members of the ESTS, the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon is hosting a symposium on “Writing and revision stages”, which will take place on June 6-7, 2019.

We invite researchers to submit abstracts for a 20-minute contribution until the end of 2018. The language of the presentation will be English.

Please send your proposal to philology.clul@gmail.com. Abstracts will be reviewed double-blind by the members of the scientific committee.

Call for papers and full details at the website: https://sites.google.com/campus.ul.pt/writing-revision-stages

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ESTS 2018: Conference Website

The 15th annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship that will take place from 15 to 17 November in Prague now has an official website! Please check out https://ests.ff.cuni.cz for more information on the conference, and keeping up to date with the programme etc.

We hope to see you in Prague!

CFP: GENESIS  –  CRACOW 2019 

via Mateusz Antoniuk

The Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and the Institut des Textes & Manuscrits Modernes (ITEM) in Paris are pleased to invite you to participate in the international conference.

GENESIS  –  CRACOW 2019   

Genetic Criticism: from Theory to Practice
12 – 14 June 2019

Location: Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland)
Language: English

Call for papers
Deadline: 1 January 2019
Acceptance notification: February 2019
Registration deadline: 15 May 2019

GENESIS – CRACOW 2019 will be the second edition of a new series of conferences on genetic criticism, understood as the study of the creative process. The first edition, held on 7-9 June 2017 in Helsinki (Finland), was organized by the Finnish Literature Society and Institut des Textes & Manuscrits Modernes in Paris. The participants included scholars from Finland, France, Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, Wales and Canada.

The Cracow conference, like the Helsinki event, welcomes researchers interested in literature, theatre, music, painting and other fields of human activity in which the creative process is of central importance. Consequently, not only the outcome, but the process itself will be the focus of the conference.

The binary subtitle of the event  “From Theory to Practice” emphasizes the dual profile of the conference, which is meant to serve as a forum for discussion on both theoretical and practical aspects of genetic criticism. We welcome papers presenting broad theoretical perspectives and offering case studies of various texts and phenomena across time and space.

For more information, please visit the conference website.

CFP ESTS 2018

As announced at the Member’s Meeting at ESTS 2017 in Alcalá, the Society’s 15th annual conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic and take place from 15 to 17 November 2018. This year’s theme will be ‘Author as Editor and Editor as Author’, and its Call for Proposals has just been opened, with the deadline for submissions set on 30 April 2018. For more information on this CFP, please refer to the conference page.

Editing Modernist Letters Workshop

via Xander Ryan

Editing Modernist Letters Workshop

Thursday 2nd November 2017

University of Reading, Special Collections

From the recently completed Letters of Samuel Beckett to forthcoming editions of Dorothy Richardson’s correspondence, the publication of letters continues to bring new insight into the relationships, creative networks and compositional practices of literary modernists. This one day workshop brings together students and scholars interested in literary modernism, archival research and textual editing. It focuses on editing modernist letters, exploring the practical and interpretative task of editing letters for publication in both print and digital form.

For more information and details of registration please see https://barpgroup.wordpress.com/ or send an email to barp.letters@gmail.com

ESTS 2017 – Registration open!

Registration for the 14th annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship is now open! The conference theme is Editorial Degrees of Intervention, and it will take place in Alcalá de Henares, Spain from 23 to 24 November 2017. The conference’s programme is available on the Society’s website, but you can also download the programme and registration form in PDF.

As explained in our previous message, the conference will include the official re-launch of the Society’s journal Variants, now available in Open Access published by revues.org.

We hope to see you there!