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Society for Textual Scholarship: Eleventh Biennial International Conference
New York, April 2001

The Society for Textual Scholarship is currently seeking scholars of
musicology engaged in forms of textual scholarship and/or the practice of
editing texts who might be interested in presenting their work to a wide
interdisciplinary audience at our upcoming April 2001 conference.

To give you some background on STS, the Society for Textual Scholarship
constitutes an international organization of scholars working in textual
studies across a wide variety of disciplines. The official journal of the
Society is TEXT: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies, published
by the University of Michigan Press. Founded in 1979, the Society for
Textual Scholarship is an organization devoted to providing a forum, in
its biennial conferences and its journal, for the discussion of the
interdisciplinary implications of current research into various aspects of
contemporary textual work: the discovery, enumeration, description,
bibliographical analysis, editing, and annotation of texts in disciplines
such as literature (European, American, and Oriental), history,
musicology, classical and biblical studies, philosophy, art history, legal
history, history of science and technology, computer science, library
science, lexicography, epigraphy, paleography, codicology, cinema studies,
theatre, linguistics, and textual and literary theory. All these have been
represented in conference or STS publications since the first gathering in
New York in 1981, and the conference is now recognized as the most
wide-ranging and most influential of meetings of textual scholars in the
world. In the first nine conferences, nearly 800 papers have been
presented by speakers representing the disciplines listed above, with a
chronological range of topics from early Egyptian and Mycenean
inscriptions and pre-exilic biblical texts to computer concordances of
present-day authors and the examination of governmental and foundation
funding for editing and textual research.

Below please find the official call for papers:


Call for Papers

Society for Textual Scholarship
President, David C. Greetham; Executive Director, Richard J. Finneran
Eleventh Biennial International Conference

April 19-21, 2001
City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

Conference Program Chair: Robin G. Schulze,
Penn State University
Deadline for Proposals: November 5, 2000


The program chair welcomes the submission of full panels or individual
papers devoted to the discussion of the interdisciplinary implications of
current research into various aspects of contemporary textual work: the
discovery, enumeration, description, bibliographical analysis, editing,
and annotation of texts in disciplines such as literature (European,
American, and Oriental), history, musicology, classical and biblical
studies, philosophy, art history, legal history, history of science and
technology, computer science, library science, lexicography, epigraphy,
paleography, codicology, cinema studies, theater, linguistics, and textual
and literary theory.

Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length. Panels should consist
of three papers. Individual proposals should consist of a brief abstract
(one-two pages) of the proposed paper and include the name, e-mail
address, and institutional address and affiliation of the participant.
Panel proposals should include a session title, the name of a designated
contact person for the session, the names, e-mail addresses, and
institutional addresses and affiliations of each person involved in the
session, and a one-two page abstract of each paper to be presented during
the session.

Inquiries and proposals should be sent to:

Professor Robin Schulze, Program Chair
Society for Textual Scholarship
Department of English
Penn State University
119 Burrowes Building
University Park, PA 16802-6200 USA
FAX: +1-814-863-7285
or via e-mail to:
rgs3@psu.edu

All participants in the STS 2001 conference must be members of STS. For
information regarding membership, please contact Secretary-Treasurer Nancy
M. Goslee, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
37996-0430, USA. [ngoslee@utk.edu]

For conference updates, visit the STS web site: http://www.textual.org/