Monthly Archives: August 2014

CfP: Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts, GAPS Annual Conference, May 14-16 2015, Münster/Westfalen, Germany

We are pleased to share the CfP for the annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien (GAPS, formerly known as GNEL/ASNEL). The theme is “Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts” and the conference will take place in Münster, hosted by the Department of English at the Westfälische-Wilhelms-University of Münster, from May 14–16, 2015. […]

Call for Papers: SHARP 2015: “The Generation and Regeneration of Books”

We are pleased to share the CfP for next year’s annual SHARP conference in Montréal, Canada. The conference will be bilingual (French and English). The conference website is now online, as is the Twitter account. We hope that many German-language scholars will apply and will keep our followers posted about panels and papers as the […]

Call for Papers: Time Travel. Historical Novels in the New Millennium (Stream B13, meeting of the Internationale Vereinigung für Germanistik, 23-30 August 2015, Shanghai)

Prof. Dr. Stephan Jäger, head of German Studies at the University of Manitoba, has advertised a call for papers for a stream (stream B13) at the 2015 meeting of the Internationale Vereinigung für Germanistik (conference theme: “German Studies Between Tradition and Innovation”), which will take place in August 2015 in Shanghai, China. Stream B13 will […]

New Online Resource: Popular History in Victorian Magazines Database (PHVM)

Periodicals were an essential part of, and reflected all aspects of Victorian culture, including the Victorians’ interest in the past. The Popular History in Victorian Magazines Database (PHVM) derives from a project on popular presentations of history in Victorian magazines: “Histories for the Many: Historical Lifeworlds in Victorian Family, Women’s and Children’s Periodicals” – “Geschichte(n) […]

Conference: Drawing Borders, Crossing Boundaries (Grenzen ziehen, Grenzen überschreiten) (9th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Comicforschung, Berlin, 25-28 September 2014)

The conference programme for ComFor‘s (German Society for Comics Studies) 9th Annual Conference on the topic ‘Drawing Borders, Crossing Boundaries’ (Grenzen ziehen, Grenzen überschreiten) from 25th to 28th September 2014 in Berlin is online (for further details see our earlier post on the CfP). Conference languages are German and English. The conference programme is available […]

Book review: Corina Lanfranchi: Gut zum Druck! Streifzüge durch 525 Jahre Druck- und Verlagsgeschichte in Basel. Basle: Schwabe Verlag, 2013.

Published in November 2013. ISBN: 978-3796529177. 431 pp. €32.80 (D), €34.00 (A), sFr. 39.80. Available here. Guest post by Sören Ohle, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz The analysis and the development of publishing houses has always been a matter of great interest for scholars in the field of Book Studies. The Schwabe-Verlag in Basle has now published […]

Conference Report: Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe. Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption, Gotha Research Centre, University of Erfurt, Germany, 28–31 May 2014

Guest post by André Bochynski, M.A. In May 2014, specialists in book history met for the international conference “Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe. Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption”. The three-day seminar was held in a location directly adjacent to the historical seventeenth-century repository of the ducal library at Friedenstein Palace in Gotha (Thuringia), which […]

The Basics of Book Studies – a Quiz on ZEIT Online

In its series “What to study” (“Was studieren?”), the weekly national newspaper ZEIT has now published an online quiz about Book Studies: “Introduction to Book Studies” (“Einführung in die Buchwissenschaft”). In Germany, Book Studies is a discipline at about half a dozen universities, and maybe this quiz will lead some prospective students to consider majoring […]