CFP Radical American Magazines


Radical America: Revolutionary, Dissident and Extremist Magazines

CFP: The Second NAPS Symposium is seeking papers that discuss American magazines’ political radicalism and dissidence; experimentalism; marginality; extremism; avant-gardism. Topics to be addressed might include the hand-printed, mimeographed, photocopied, homemade, short-lived, minority, dissident, banned, objectionable, radical, tasteless, amateur, arty, communist, fascist, sectarian, or religious magazines, usually found discarded in the American basement. Further topics of interest: Illustration and design; Networks; Legality; Persecution; Production and distribution; Access, Conservation; and preservation.

Send short abstracts to Sue Currell at by March 25th, 2016. We hope to make some student travel bursaries available so please indicate in your application if you intend to apply for one 

Event to be held Friday May 20, 2016 @The Keep, home of the University of Sussex Special Collections, see

Sponsored by the School of English and the Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

The Network of American Periodical Studies (NAPS) is a research initiative that aims to bring together scholars working on American periodicals (magazines, newspapers and other periodical publications) from any historical period.