It’s hard to believe – but our inaugural network conference took place a full five years ago in Freiburg! Since then, this blog has been in existence, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has contributed over the years. We are still convinced that it’s a good place to make […]

reviewed by network member Corinna Norrick-Rühl, Münster Literaturpreise. Geschichte, Theorie und Praxis. Eds. Dennis Borghardt, Sarah Maaß, Alexandra Pontzen. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2020. 304 pages. ISBN: 978-3-8260-7068-6. EUR 42.-. Link to book on publisher website. A large-scale research project at the University of Duisburg-Essen, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since 2017, has […]

Through its involvement in the DFG-funded SFB 1385 Law and Literature, the Chair of Book Studies at WWU Muenster is seeking applicants for a research associate position. The position is located within the project “Literature and the Market” (A02), co-led by Prof. Corinna Norrick-Rühl (Book Studies), Dr. Caroline Koegler (British Studies), Prof. Petra Pohlmann (Law), […]

Stefan Alker-Windbichler, Axel Kuhn, Benedikt Lodes and Günther Stocker are seeking contributions for an edited collection on academic reading. More information can be found here. The deadline for 300-word abstracts is February 28, 2021.

Ute Schneider, a member of our network, is announcing a new job opportunity at JGU Mainz, Germany. In the context of the SFB 1472 “Transformations of the Popular” (University of Siegen, https://popkultur.uni-siegen.de/sfb1472/) the co-principal investigator Ute Schneider is offering this position within the sub-project “Science in the paperback series of the German Federal Republic 1955-1980.” […]

We’d like to alert our followers to two jobs currently advertised at Bielefeld University, both of which have a research focus on book and publishing history. In the context of the SFB 1288 “Practices of Comparing – Ordering and Changing the World,” the sub-project F02 “Greenwich Meridian of Literature? The Nobel Prize as a Global […]

Guest post by our network member Ute Schneider, JGU Mainz The Edinburgh History of Reading. Vols. 1-4: Early Readers, ed. by Mary Hammond. Modern Readers, ed. by Mary Hammond. Common Readers, ed. by Jonathan Rose. Subversive Readers, ed. by Jonathan Rose. Edinburgh University Press 2020. ISBN 978-1-47446191-7, £ 350. Link to publication on Edinburgh UP […]

The Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Written Media with its research area Book Studies is seeking to appoint an assistant professor (W1) for Book Studies as soon as possible. More information on Book Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz can be found on the research area’s website, and the job advertisement can be found […]

Submitted by our network member Ute Schneider, Mainz Following the expert conference on the topic of “Dimensions of Reading” at Herrenhausen Castle near Hanover (2019), which was financed by the Volkswagen Foundation, the organizers Prof. Dr. Simone Ehmig (Stiftung Lesen, Mainz), Prof. Dr. Svenja Hagenhoff (Book Studies, FAU Erlangen), and Prof. Dr. Ute Schneider (Book […]

The Gutenberg Jahrbuch 2020, edited by Stephan Füssel (Mainz), typesetting and cover design by Ralf de Jong (Essen), was published in June. The Gutenberg Jahrbuch is the central scholarly publication organ of International Gutenberg Society,  founded in 1926 by Aloys Ruppel. Highlights this year include contributions on the international teamwork in Strasbourg, Mainz and Italy, […]

Review by Corinna Norrick-Rühl, Münster The history of paperback books is a fascinating topic, since it brings together research on book history, popular culture, fiction and non-fiction, the social history of literature, and many more strands of inquiry. In his new book, Das Taschenbuch. Geschichte – Verlage – Reihen, Günther Fetzer offers an unique handbook-like introduction to […]