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Numbers Issue 6 Deadline Extended!

Trigonometrie 1612 FrontispieceOur deadline for submissions for Issue 6, Numbers in Early Modern Writing, has been extended to the 20 January 2013. We have had really interesting submissions from scholars in Europe and North America, but also inquiries about later submissions, and would hope that scholars take the opportunity to submit any potential article concerning Numbers in Renaissance and Early Modern culture.

Articles are invited on, but not confined to, the following subject areas:

  • Ways of counting and things to count: inventories and accounts; time and tempo; feet and metre.
  • Numbers in print: reference tables, logarithms, cross-referencing, indices.
  • Books on arithmetic, double-entry book-keeping and merchants’ handbooks.
  • Ciphering and deciphering.
  • The use of zero and other mathematical symbols in literature and drama.
  • Dance, music and other numerical art forms.
  • Making a reckoning: performing numbers on stage.
  • Numbers in the material text: ways of using numerical books, and their owners.
  • Mystical numbers, kaballah, numerology.
  • Mathematical methodologies; measuring, mapping and quantifying.

This issue will be guest-edited by Dr Katherine Hunt and Rebecca Tomlin, organisers of a conference on the topic held at Birkbeck, University of London, in May 2013, from which some of the papers are expected to be taken. Potential contributors are advised to consult the notes on submissions procedure and style guidelines

Initial enquiries regarding possible contributions can be sent to northernrenaissance+numbers@gmail.com

Short-Term Vacancy: English Literature lectureship

The Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, invites applications for a one-semester position at the level of Lecturer or Assistant Professor in English Literature. Initially the appointment will run from February 1st to June 10th 2014, and the succesful candidate will be expected to teach three or four undergraduate courses, possibly including Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Criticism (second year), Shakespeare, and/or Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Literature (third year). There is a possibility that the contract may be extended by mutual agreement.

Minimum Requirements: PhD in English Literature, a good teaching and publication record, and a clearly defined research agenda.

The English Language and Literature Department currently consists of six full-time faculty members, teaching an undergraduate programme that covers British, Irish and postcolonial literature, and ranges from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day. We have particular research and teaching strengths in Victorian Literature, postcolonial literature and theory and the Renaissance.

Bilkent University was founded in 1984 with the fundamental aim of creating a center of excellence in higher education and research. The university is ranked 28th in the 2013 inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings and 39th in the THE 100 under 50 league table of the world’s best universities. It has also been named among the World’s Top 100 Universities in the THE Rankings for Engineering and Technology for 2013-14.

Bilkent will offer on-campus accommodation to the successful candidate.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Dr. Valerie Kennedy (kennedy@bilkent.edu.tr) or Dr. Patrick Hart (patrick.hart@bilkent.edu.tr).

Applications should be made by e-mail to Prof. Talat Halman (turkedeb@bilkent.edu.tr); they should include a covering letter, a CV, and a short statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy, and should arrive by December 20th, 2013.

Contact: Prof. Talat Halman, Dean
Faculty of Humanities and Letters
Bilkent University 06800, Ankara TURKEY
Phone: +90-312-290-1457, Fax: +90-312-266-4934
E-mail: turkedeb@bilkent.edu.tr