The Transnational American Periodical

Registration is now open for

The Transnational American Periodical

15th December 2017 at the British Library Conference Centre #transnationalAP

Conference Schedule
8:45am                        Registration and Coffee
9:15am                        Welcome
9:30-11am       Parallel Sessions
Transnational Careers and Serial Practices
  • Rachael Alexander (Strathclyde University): “Who, under the sun, is Fish?”: Anne Harriet Fish, the Tatler, and Vanity Fair
  • Sarah Galletly (James Cook University): “It’s Dynamite – You’ll Never Print It”: The transnational serialisation of Gwethalyn Graham’s Earth and High Heaven (1944)
  • Faye Hammill (Glasgow University) and Hannah McGregor (Simon Fraser University): Serial Practices Across the 49th Parallel: The Case of Martha Ostenso 
The Transnational Abolitionist Press
  • Marina Bilbija (Tufts University): The Three Anglo-Africans: A Study of “Anglo-African” Worlding in 1860s New York and Lagos
  • Pia Wiegmink (Johannes Gutenberg University): The Annual “Gift” of Freedom: Women’s Transnational Networks in Abolitionist Serial Print Culture
  • Sarah Meer (Cambridge University): Frederick Douglass’s North Star and the journals of William and Mary Howitt: Transatlantic Periodical Alliances
11-11:15am     Coffee Break
11:15-12:00     Keynote: Professor Janet Floyd (Kings College London)
‘A work colony for periodicals: Broadway, Worcestershire and the New York monthlies in the 1880s’
12:00-1:15pm Lunch and Show and Tell Sessions with British Library collections
1:15-2:45pm   Parallel Sessions
The Visual and Screen Cultures of Transnational Periodicals
  • Ceyda Özmen (Ege University): Yıldız Film Magazine as ‘Turkish Photoplay’: Hollywood-Driven Modernity in Transnational/Translational Perspective
  • Thomas Smits (Radboud University): Transnational producers of illustrated news, 1842-1860: Frank Leslie (1821-1880), Thomas Armstrong (1818-1861) and Walter George Mason (1822-1866)
  • Amanda Bellows (New York Historical Society): “Transnational Conceptions of Race and Ethnicity in Nineteenth-Century American and Russian Periodicals”
The Transnational Avant-Garde
  • Barnaby Haran (Hull University): Constructivism and Americanism in The Little Review in the 1920s
  • Kirsten MacLeod (Newcastle University): Montmartre in Manhattan: M’lle New York and Transnational Bohemianism
  • Rosvita Rauch (Independent Scholar): Cuba’s revista de avance: a little magazine posing big questions at the crossroads of the Americas
2:45-3pm        Coffee Break
3-5pm             Single Session
Approaching the Transnational Periodical
  • Mary Grace Albanese (Binghampton University): John Brown’s Haitian Body
  • Gyorgy Toth (Stirling University): The Akwesasne Notes: Organ or Catalyst of Cold War Native American Transnational Protest?
  • Graham Thompson (Nottingham University): The Transnational Periodical Machine
  • Adam Lewis (Boston College): Expatriating American Periodical Studies
5:15-6pm        Q&A with Michael Burland from The American, followed by closing remarks
6pm                 Closing Reception, sponsored by Royal Holloway University
The British Library is the national library of the UK and one of the largest libraries in the world. The Transnational American Periodical will be conducted in the Library’s Conference Centre, located on the right hand side of the Piazza as you enter from the Euston Road.
The main entrance to the Library is 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
Refreshments – Conference fees include all refreshments, lunch and the post-conference wine reception. Kings Cross has a variety of independent and chain cafes (Pret a Manger, Starbucks, Costa) for breakfast before the conference.
Twitter – for those wishing to live-tweet the conference, or to follow the conference proceedings online, we will be using the hashtag #transnationalAP
With thanks for support received from: The British Library; The Eccles Centre for American Studies; The British Association for American Studies; Northumbria University; Royal Holloway University; University of Sussex’s Centre for American Studies.

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