Fwd: Books in Series Conference - CFP

Scot Kamins kamins at ModernLib.com
Fri Mar 2 13:23:01 EST 2007



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> From: "Benjamin Clark" <bclark at okhistory.org>
> Date: March 2, 2007 5:33:26 AM PST
> To: "'Scot Kamins'" <kamins at modernlib.com>
> Subject: Books in Series Conference - CFP
>
>
> Just got this at work.  Kudos to our own Dr. Neavill!  Sounds way  
> cool!
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: M.E.Hammond [mailto:M.E.Hammond at OPEN.AC.UK]
> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 9:24 AM
> Subject: Books in Series Conference - CFP
>
>
> Dear Sharpists,
>
> A little reminder that the deadline for abstracts for the following
> conference is March 31st 2007 -  just around the corner, in fact. I  
> hope to
> see some of you in London in October!
>
> The Culture of the Publisher's Series 1700-2000
>
> A major International Conference to be held on 18 -19 October 2007  
> at the
> Institute of English Studies, University of London
>
>
>
> CALL FOR PAPERS
>
> In the early 18th century, British publishers began gathering books  
> together
> in themed series and packaging and marketing them as distinct,  
> recognisable
> groups. The effects of this phenomenon were remarkable; it has been
> estimated that by the mid-nineteenth century there were upward of  
> 3,000
> publishers' series in Britain alone, and the phenomenon is of  
> course still
> with us today. During this 300-year period the culture of the  
> publisher's
> series has opened up new possibilities for authors, publishers,  
> distributors
> and readers worldwide, helped to establish a wide range of  
> traditions from
> the establishment of national literary canons to the development of  
> feminist
> lists, and influenced the kinds of literature we teach to the next
> generation of scholars.
>
>
>
> While some publishers' series have been investigated in depth,  
> there have
> been few opportunities for the work of individual scholars to be  
> placed in
> meaningful dialogue. This major two-day conference seeks to encourage
> international scholars from all disciplines to examine the culture  
> of the
> publisher's series globally with a view to furthering understanding  
> of its
> historical, ideological, generic and geographical reach.
>
>
>
> Confirmed Speakers Include: Robert Fraser, Elizabeth James, Andrew  
> Nash,
> Gordon Neavill, John Spiers
>
> Other planned programme events: an AHRC-sponsored training workshop  
> for UK
> research students, and a public exhibition of rare series books.
>
>
>
>
>
> We welcome offers of individual papers or paper panels from both  
> new and
> established scholars. Topics may include (but are not confined to):  
> the
> development of individual or linked publishers' series anywhere in the
> world; the relationship between series and imprint; design/aesthetics;
> changes in national and international copyright law; emergent  
> readerships
> and genres worldwide; changes in production and transport methods;  
> notions
> of literary taste; canon formation; education reform; social and  
> political
> change; prefaces, introductions and editorial policies.
>
> Abstracts of no more than 300 words and short speaker biographies  
> to be sent
> electronically by March 31st, 2007 to both organisers at the following
> addresses:
>
> Dr Mary Hammond (m.e.hammond at open.ac.uk) and Professor John Spiers
> (jr.spiers at virgin.net).
>
>
> Organised by the Literature Department of the Open University and the
> Institute of English Studies, University of London
>
>
> Dr Mary Hammond
> Department of Literature
> Faculty of Arts
> Open University
> AHRC Project Supervisor: 'The Reading Experience Database 1800-1945'
> (www.open.ac.uk/Arts/RED/ <http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/RED/> )
>
>
>




Scot Kamins
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"Unthinking Respect for Authority is the Greatest Enemy of Truth" -  
Albert Einstein





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