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Job opportunity (via SHARP News): W2 Professorship in Media Change with a focus on Book Culture and Digital Publications, University of Leipzig

Please note that the W2 professorship in Media Change with a focus on Book Culture and Digital Publications is still open and the faculty has extended the deadline for applications. The full text of the advertisement can be found here (via SHARP News).

Book Review: “Literaturpreise. Geschichte, Theorie und Praxis” (eds. D. Borghardt, S. Maaß, A. Pontzen), Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2020.

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 […]

Job opportunity: Research associate (65% TV-L EG 13), WWU Muenster, SFB 1385 Law and Literature

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), […]

Call for Papers: Sammelband Akademisches Lesen. Medien, Praktiken, Bibliotheken (eds. Stefan Alker-Windbichler, Axel Kuhn, Benedikt Lodes und Günther Stocker)

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.

Job opportunity: grant-funded graduate assistantship (part time 65%, TV-L 13) at Gutenberg-Intitut for Worldliterature and Written Media / Book Studies at JGU Mainz

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.” […]

Job opportunity: Two positions for research associates at Bielefeld University research center “Practices of Comparing”

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 […]

Book review: The Edinburgh History of Reading. 4 vols. Eds. Mary Hammond and Jonathan Rose. Edinburgh UP, 2020.

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 […]

Job opening: Assistant professor (W1) for Book Studies, JGU Mainz

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 […]

Reading Research Network position paper

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 […]

New publication: Gutenberg-Jahrbuch 2020, ed. Stephan Füssel

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, […]