Call For Papers: Special Edition of Critical Survey. [The?] Archive

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Topic: [The?] Archive

In almost a reactionary response to New Criticism and a development from Historicism, literary researchers are using archival research more and more to develop textual analysis. Whether this research is more historically based or is textual to the point of analysing printing ink and the construction of a text, special collections, museum, and archives are considered a valuable resource. Even in the abstract, the idea of ‘the’ archive, while being embraced is simultaneously being challenged both for its exclusions and its very definition. How has the/an archive or the very idea of an archive affected/enhanced your own work? We are looking for articles covering any time period of literature or theory but your article should address some form of archival research or address the archive itself. For our purpose, ‘archive’ should be considered an interpretive term and can be considered as literal or abstract.

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