Author Archives: Alexander Starre

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CfP: “Visual Design: The Periodical Page as a Designed Surface”, 23-25 November 2017, Marburg

We’re happy to share this call for papers, sent to us by the DFG research unit “Journalliteratur” from Marburg. Please note the deadline for paper proposals: 15 January, 2017 (see below). CALL FOR PAPERS Visual design: the periodical page as a designed surface International Conference of the DFG research unit “Journalliteratur“ (FOR 2288) 23-25 November 2017 Philipps-Universität […]

Job Opening at Berlin State Library

The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin has a position to fill in a current digitization project that is of interest to humanities scholars with a special focus on digital methods and tools. The successful candidate for the job will be responsible for developing a framework and a plan for digitizing dynamic and interactive book objects, primarily from […]

Conference Report: “Geist im Buch” (Humboldt Universität Berlin, April 3-5, 2014)

Debates about the supposedly imminent death of the book have been raging at least since the early 1990s, first in the press and now with increasing frequency in academia. Very often, commentators present monolithic views of the current and future fate of the book, failing to distinguish between the function of printed texts within distinct […]

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Book Review: Stephan Füssel, Corinna Norrick-Rühl: Einführung in die Buchwissenschaft. Darmstadt: WBG, 2014.

Guest post by Elisabeth Böker, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Stephan Füssel, Corinna Norrick-Rühl: Einführung in die Buchwissenschaft. Darmstadt: WBG 2014. 142 pages. ISBN: 978-3534235445. Recently, an introduction to book studies was published in the reputable series „Einführung“ (Introduction) of the WBG (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft). The authors of Einführung in die Buchwissenschaft are Stephan Füssel and Corinna Norrick-Rühl of the Institute for […]

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New round of applications for PhD-candidates in DFG research training group at the University of Göttingen

The research training group “Literature and the Dissemination of Literature in the Age of Digitization” at Göttingen is currently accepting applications by prospective PhD students from the fields of German Studies, English (American/British Studies), Comparative Literature, Romance Studies, and Scandinavian Studies (Deadline: May 12, 2014). The research group is offering up to seven positions for research […]

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Conference: Defining America: New Writing, New Voices, New Directions

The Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association (SSASA) will hold its 12th symposium from September 27 to October 1, 2014. The session focuses on recent writing from the U.S., with a specific interest in American identity during times of technological and demographic change. Among the key issues highlighted by the conference description, several topics relevant to the […]

Research Grants at JFKI Library in Berlin

The library of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin offers research grants to allow scholars to work with the extensive holdings of the library on site in Berlin-Dahlem. There are both full stipends extending 4-6 weeks and grants for guest-status scholars who wish to work in […]