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Linguistics Meets Book History: Seeking New Approaches

A Pragmatics on the Page Symposium

24-25 October 2014, University of Turku, Finland


 
 

Welcome to the Linguistics Meets Book History symposium!

 

The Pragmatics on the Page team invites researchers working on the interplay of the verbal/linguistic and the visual/material in historical texts, including both manuscripts and printed materials, to a two-day symposium in October 2014. We intend this event to be 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 speakers

-          Colette Moore (University of Washington, USA)

-          Jukka Tyrkkö (University of Tampere, Finland)

-          Daniel Wakelin (University of Oxford, UK)

 

Programme

The academic programme includes three keynote lectures and four paper sessions. The symposium starts at 11 am on Friday, 24 October, 2014, with registration and lunch, followed by the first keynote and paper session at 12:45. The symposium closes at 4 pm on Saturday, 25 October, after a round-table discussion. Please check the preliminary symposium programme for details.

 

Book of Abstracts

 

Venue

The symposium is held in the Studio of the Turku Main Library. The Library is located by the River Aura, in the heart of the city of Turku, within a few minutes’ walking distance from a number of hotels. The street address is Linnankatu 2.

 

Registration

The symposium fee is EUR 80 and covers the academic programme, lunches and coffees on both days, and admission to the Letter by Letter – Traces of Reading and Writing exhibition and the symposium dinner on Friday. Please register and pay your fee by filling in and submitting the UTUshop form (link below). Registration closes on Tuesday, 30 September.

Registration:
https://utushop.utu.fi/p/894-kielitiede-kohtaa-kirjahistorian-kohti-uusia-nakokulmia-24-25102014/

 

Accommodation

There are many hotels close to the Main Library. The alternatives include, for example, Scandic Julia, Hamburger Börs and Centro Hotel. There is also a budget-friendly Omenahotelli near the railway station.

Contact

Please direct all enquiries to Hanna Salmi (hanna.salmi@utu.fi, subject line: Pop-symposium).
 

Organising committee

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

 

Useful links

-          Pragmatics on the Page project

-          Department of English

-          Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

-          University of Turku

-          City of Turku


Call for papers and participants (March 2014)

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.
 

Comfirmed 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 in 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 linguistic / 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 abstract of 300-500 words (excluding references) by email, using the subject line Pop-abstract, to hanna.salmi@utu.fi
 
 

Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 May 2014
Notification of acceptance: by 21 June 2014
Registration deadline: Tuesday, 30 September
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

 

Contact

Please direct all enquiries to Hanna Salmi (hanna.salmi@utu.fi, subject line: Pop-symposium)
 

Webpage

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

 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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