Monthly Archives: June 2015

CfP: #Reading. Traditional Concepts of Literary Reception and their Transformation in the Digital Age. Göttingen, 29 Sept – 1 Oct 2016

This CfP was sent to us by Elisabeth Böker, Göttingen: In the wake of the ›Digital Revolution‹ the traditional concepts of ›reading‹ and ›readers‹ are challenged: The long-established cultural technique evolves into ›Social Reading‹, the passive consumer into an active ›prosumer‹. Worlds which were previously contained between books’ covers are now increasingly migrating into such […]

Job opening: W2 professorship “Buchwissenschaft” (engl. “Book Studies”), JGU Mainz

The Institute for Book Studies at Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz is looking for a W2 professor from 1 October 2015. More information can be downloaded here. The deadline for applications is August 3, 2015.

CfP: Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of Reading, Studying and Consulting (19-21 November 2015, De Montfort University, Leicester)

Our associated scholar Wout Dillen has kindly made us aware that the call for papers for the Twelfth Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS), which will be held at the Centre for Textual Studies (De Montfort University, Leicester England) from 19-21 November 2015, is still open until 30 June 2015. The […]

Conference: Reading Books and Prints as Cultural Objects, 15-17 July 2015, FRIAS University of Freiburg

Some of our network members will participate in the international and interdisciplinary conference “Reading Books and Prints as Cultural Objects”, which is organised by Prof. Dr. Evanghelia Stead and will be held at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, 15-17 July 2015. From the conference description: The event will consider books and prints as telling […]

CFP: POPULAR CULTURE – SERIAL CULTURE: NINETEENTH-CENTURY SERIAL FICTIONS IN TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE, 1830S-1860s. 28-30 APRIL 2016, UNIVERSITY OF SIEGEN

This call for papers may be of interest for scholars of 19th-century popular print culture. Daniel Stein and Lisanna Wiele (American Studies, Universität Siegen) are inviting submissions for the conference “Popular Culture – Serial Culture”. From the CfP: Recent publications such as Transnationalism and American Serial Fiction (Okker 2011) and Serialization in Popular Culture (Allen/van […]