CFP: Collecting, Archiving, Publishing North America

Call for Articles, Reviews and Interviews



Published by the University of Łodź in Poland


Dorota Filipczak

No. 5

Special Themed Issue

Collecting, Archiving, Publishing North America

edited by Jadwiga Maszewska

Jeremy Braddock, in his Collecting as Modernist Practice, argues that the material collection and the anthology both be considered as an “authored work” and, following Bourdieu, a “system of positions.” The history of collecting and publishing in the 20th century – from Peggy Guggenheim to the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX – illustrates a widespread development and framing of how literary and cultural materials are received. Publishers, editors, librarians, and curators have all played a fundamental role in authoring and shaping the reception, preservation, and influence of textual and cultural objects.

Text Matters invites contributions to its 5th issue that analyze the construction and management of North American literary and cultural artifacts within the frame of archival or textual studies, as well as reception theory. Preference will be given to articles that cover some aspect of the 20th century, but any relevant article will be considered. Please see the style sheet available from the journal’s website for details. The deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2014. They should be emailed to and Editors invite potential contributors to contact them about thematic proposals at and