Monthly Archives: June 2013

Call for Papers: Backroom Business. The Production of Periodicals, Third International ESPRit Conference (Nijmegen, 10-11 April 2014)

The European Society for Periodical Research ESPRit has just released the Call for Papers for its third international conference. ESPRit originated in 2009 and brings together international scholars working on European periodicals. The society is affiliated with SHARP, RSAP, RSVP and Projectgroep Tijdschriftstudies amongst others. CfP: Backroom Business: The Production of Periodicals 10-11 April 2014 […]

Call for Articles: Writing ‘in extremis’ – Schreiben in Todesnähe, themed issue of Oxford German Studies, Deadline 31 July 2013

Oxford German Studies is looking for contributions to a themed issue on the creative potential of end-of-life writing in German literature and culture. Articles which explore texts such as last letters, suicide notes, wills, diaries, end-of-life narratives, more general autobiographical accounts, poetry and prose with an interdisciplinary or comparative approach are particularly welcome, and the […]

Conference: IBG Young Scholars: Das Buch als Kultur- und Wirtschaftsgut, August 1-2, 2013

This year, the IBG Young Scholars conference will be taking place at the Institute for Book Studies at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen. The topic of the conference is “The Book as a Cultural Object and Commodity”. The two keynote speeches will be held by Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess (Universität München) and Prof. Dr. Georg Stanitzek […]

SHARP Conference in Philadelphia coming up!

The SHARP annual conference is coming up next month in Philadelphia. This year’s theme is “Geographies of the Book” and the preliminary program can be found here. We are pleased to announce that two members of our network will be presenting at the conference: Alexander Starre will be talking about “Relocating Post-Digital Print Culture: Embodied […]

Job vacancy: Juniorprofessur (W1) Buchwissenschaft at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen

There is a vacancy at the Institute of Book Studies at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen. Details can be found here:

Call for Papers: European Middlebrow Cultures, 1880-1950: Reception, Translation, Circulation

This CfP was circulated on SHARP-L recently and we are making it available here due to its expressly European and multi-lingual concept. Please note that abstracts can be submitted in any European language and that papers may be held in different languages as well! Conference Title: European Middlebrow Cultures, 1880-1950: Reception, Translation, Circulation Date and […]

Konferenz: Das Plagiat. Ein multidisziplinäres Forum. IBG-Jahrestagung 2013 (St. Gallen, 7.-8. November 2013)

Die Jahrestagung der Internationalen Buchwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft (IBG) zum Thema “Das Plagiat. Ein multidisziplinäres Forum” findet am 7. und 8. November 2013 am MCM-Institut der Universität St. Gallen (CH) statt. Aus dem Ankündigungstext: Gehören Autorschaft und Literatur seit unserem Eintritt in das digitale Zeitalter grundsätzlich der Vergangenheit an? Gibt es – in einer durch und durch vernetzten […]

Conference Review: Texts, Forms, Readings in Europe, 18th to 21st Centuries, 22-24 May 2013, Le Mans, France

The second SHARP Focused Conference in France took place this year. After a successful conference in Nancy in June 2012, the site for this year’s event was Le Mans, an hour’s train ride from Paris. The conference theme was, in essence, the history of reading and reading habits, though some of the papers dealt with […]

Conference: Cultures of Obsolescence in North America: Aesthetics, Materiality, History (Göttingen, 27-29 June 2013)

This conference, hosted by the English Department at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Lichtenberg Kolleg will be held in the Historic Observatory from 27-29 June, 2013. From the conference description: We will consider a wide array of phenomena and questions regarding the aesthetics and historical dynamics of obsolescence in North America: consumerism and commodity culture, object culture and theories […]

Symposium: Imagining Media Change (Hannover, 13 June 2013)

Symposium of the Initiative for Interdisciplinary Media Research and the American Studies department at the Leibniz University of Hannover, 13 June 2013 (Niedersachsensaal, Conti-Campus). The symposium “Imagining Media Change” takes a broad view of media-historical and counter-historical developments and transformations since the nineteenth century, focusing in particular on the reflexive interactions between media undergoing change […]