Category Calls for Papers/Abstracts/Submissions

CfP: Conf Print and Power, 21-23 June 2018, St Andrews

The St Andrews Book Conference: Print and Power 21-23 June 2018 Call for Papers In the early modern period print could make or break power. While scholars have focussed mainly on efforts by authorities to restrict the circulation of printed texts, civic and ecclesiastical authorities recognised the potential as well as the dangers of this […]

CfP: Periodicals In-Between, Paris, 27-29 June 2018

posted on behalf of Evanghelia Stead Periodicals in the Ecology of Print and Visual Cultures 7th International Conference of the European Society for Periodical Research (http://www.espr–it.eu/) 27–29 June 2018 in Paris The 7th annual conference of the European Society for Periodical Research will explore how periodicals from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century function as […]

Call for Posters: Junior Forum of the IBG Conference: The Future of Reading, 20-22 September 2017

How will we go about reading in another twenty, thirty or even fifty years? Will autonomously operating reading devices link up with one another and exchange information and stories tailored to the needs and reading habits of the user? Will readers vote via App on alternative endings of a multi-sensory novel? Will publishing houses become […]

CfP: WiG-Sponsored Session at the GSA: “Women in the Literary Marketplace” (October 2017, Atlanta, GA/USA)

nota bene: This CfP comes to us via a German Studies list but is certainly relevant to our readers and followers! Deadline: Feb 6, 2017! CALL FOR PAPERS WiG-Sponsored Session at the GSA: “Women in the Literary Marketplace” Submission Deadline: February 6, 2017 41st Annual Conference of the German Studies Association Atlanta, GA (October 5-8, […]

CfP: Works in Networks. Relational Authorship in the 18th Century, Workshop (May 2017) & Conference (Nov 2017), Berlin

Authors do not make books. In his historico-cultural studies, Roger Chartier has repeatedly pointed out that authors in the 18th century did not write books, not even their own. Books are not written but made; they are not made by authors but by a complex network of publishers, typesetters, printers, and bookbinders. According to Chartier, […]

Call for panel submissions: Books and home, SIEF congress, 26-30 March 2017, Göttingen

Re-posted from SHARP-L: Abstracts are invited to the panel “Books create a home. Exploring books and reading practices as domestic symbols and rituals” at the 13th international SIEF congress in Göttingen, 26-30 March 2017 (SIEF is the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore). Abstracts should be submitted by 7 November 2016 via this link. The […]

CfP “Maritime Literary Cultures: Reading and Writing at Sea”, Heidelberg, 28-29 Oct 2016

A workshop organized by the Cluster of Excellence “Europe and Asia in a Global Context” The sea has seen a recent resurgence in scholarly interest across history and literary studies, in part spurred by a desire to understand the processes and effects of globalisation in its historical and contemporary contexts. But the sea is no […]