Call For Papers: “Across Borders: Print and Periodical Studies in Motion”

Call For Papers: “Across Borders: Print and Periodical Studies in Motion”
at New York City College of Technology-CUNY  (Brooklyn, June 9 – 10, 2016)

Periodical content (texts and pictorial material), periodical actors (writers, illustrators, editors), and periodicals themselves have always crossed local, regional, and national borders with comparative ease, yet scholars of periodical studies have often confined themselves to specific locales such as urban print centers or nations, largely ignoring the dynamic, circulatory aspects of magazine cultures. A growing body of scholarship dedicated to understanding border crossings and to recovering the transnational and hemispheric dimensions of print cultural history models promising new theoretical and historical approaches.

This symposium welcomes scholars in periodical studies (art history, history, literature, journalism, media and communications), transnational studies, and hemispheric studies to contribute to a more widespread consideration of transnational circulation and of understudied communities of print within the United States. We invite papers that explicitly go beyond local, regional, and national frameworks to discuss the circulatory and network aspects of magazine and print culture from the beginnings of the periodical press to the digital age. The 2-day symposium will include five panels, a keynote address, and a guided tour of Printing House Square.

Possible topics include:

  • The circulation patterns of magazines within the nation and abroad
  • The culture of reprinting textual and visual material across periodicals
  • The spread of printing and distribution technologies
  • The evolution and diffusion of business models
  • Periodicals as catalysts in cultural dissemination, alternative identities/communities, and social movements
  • Theorizing trans- Periodical Studies
  • The use of digital tools and “deep mapping” to track periodical circulations and networks
  • Relationships between different periodical/print centers
  • Texts, topics, and visuals across periodicals
  • Interrelationships between periodical publishing and book publishing
  • Textual trajectories: transregional, transurban, translocal, and transnational
  • A history of periodical studies across national, disciplinary, and institutional borders
  • Reading and writing practices “on the go” (roving reporters, characters, readers)
  • Travel and migration in periodicals
  • Immigrant periodicals
  • Periodical texts in translation
  • The logistics of moving raw material (ink, paper, manuscripts, visuals)
  • Tour-ism/flaneurism as methodology in periodical studies
  • Seriality: circulations and movements across time
  • Media change and periodical innovation
  • Print cultures vs. print culture

Please send an abstract (max. 300 words) and a short bio. (max. 100 words) to both freitagf@uni-mainz.de and mnoonan@citytech.cuny.edu by March 1st, 2015. Notification by March 15th. Submissions by junior scholars are highly welcome; travel stipends are available.

Organized by Florian Freitag (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany) & Mark Noonan (New York City College of Technology – CUNY)

Radical Periodicals Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 5th International Conference of the European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit), http://www.espr-it.eu

7-8 July 2016 Liverpool John Moores University, UK

http://rs4vp.org/cfp-5th-annual-conference-of-esprit-ljmu-2016/

From the Black Dwarf to the little magazines of the European avant-gardes, from protest literature of the industrial revolution to the samizdat publications of the Soviet Bloc, from Punch to punk, periodical publications have long been associated with a challenge to dominant and mainstream culture. For ESPRit 2016 we return to this aspect of periodical culture, exploring the counter-cultural role of periodicals with particular emphasis on comparative and methodological points of view. Proposals are invited on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Periodicals as sites for the genesis and dissemination of counter-cultural ideas, programmes, and manifestos
  • The assimilation of periodical counter cultures into the tradition
  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to the periodical as counter culture and as establishment
  • The agency of periodicals at threshold moments of social, political, and cultural change
  • Illegal and underground publications
  • The interplay between established periodicals and radical newcomers
  • Change and disruption in the history of long-standing periodicals

ESPRit encourages proposals that speak both within and across local, regional and national boundaries and especially those that are able to offer a comparative perspective. We also encourage proposals that examine the full range of periodical culture, that is, all types of periodical publication, including newspapers and specialist magazines, and all aspects of the periodical as an object of study, including design and backroom production.

Please send proposals for 20-minute papers (max 250 words), panels of three or four papers, round tables, one-hour workshops or other suitable sessions, together with a short CV (max. one page), to2016esprit@gmail.com. The deadline for proposals is 25 January 2016.

Registration for the first NAPS symposium

Network of American Periodical Studies

Register here for the symposium on the 18th of December at the British Library

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/american-into-periodical-studies-symposium-tickets-19576698432

Only £20 for the day or £5 for unwaged/student: includes all refreshments, lunch, wine reception and a BL American periodicals workshop!

Full programme and keynote details here

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Periodical and American Studies Symposium

keynote announced: Faye Hammill on society magazines at the NAPS symposium

Network of American Periodical Studies

American into Periodical Studies

British Library Conference Centre, 18th December, 2015

A one-day Periodical and American Studies Symposium, organised by NAPS (Network of American Periodical Studies)

The first NAPS symposium explores and debates some of the theoretical, methodological and practical implications of the rise of periodical studies for American Studies. Papers analyse the publication, production, dissemination and reception of American periodicals from the colonial to the contemporary periods and reflect on how periodical studies might provide new ways of thinking about and interpreting the cultural history of the Americas. To what extent, for instance, does the study of periodicals challenge the boundaries circumscribing ‘America’ as a nation? What is the role of the American periodical in the public sphere and how has it changed? How do periodicals map the spaces of America? In what ways do periodicals reinforce and/or transgress the divide between literature and journalism? How does the…

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American into Periodical Studies Programme

American into Periodical Studies

British Library Conference Centre, 18th December, 2015

A one-day Periodical and American Studies Symposium, organised by NAPS (Network of American Periodical Studies)

The first NAPS symposium explores and debates some of the theoretical, methodological and practical implications of the rise of periodical studies for American Studies. Papers analyse the publication, production, dissemination and reception of American periodicals from the colonial to the contemporary periods and reflect on how periodical studies might provide new ways of thinking about and interpreting the cultural history of the Americas. To what extent, for instance, does the study of periodicals challenge the boundaries circumscribing ‘America’ as a nation? What is the role of the American periodical in the public sphere and how has it changed? How do periodicals map the spaces of America? In what ways do periodicals reinforce and/or transgress the divide between literature and journalism? How does the material history of print culture offer alternative ways of reading and interpreting the complex and often contradictory identities of America? What is the impact of digitization on research into American periodical studies and to what extent does the study of periodicals offer new pedagogic opportunities for American Studies?

Registration: £20 waged / £5 unwaged. Includes lunch, workshop and refreshments. Click here to register.

Programme

8.45-9.00 Welcome, coffee and pastries (Chaucer Room)

9.00-10.15 Panel 1: Transnational Exchanges, Social Networks and Circulations

Chair: Victoria Bazin

Matthew Shaw, British Library, ‘Putting American Periodicals back on the Shelf’

Jean-Philippe Warren (Concordia University, Québec), French American Periodicals in the 19th Century: Debates and Challenges 

Matthew Pethers (University of Nottingham), “Going Postal: Distribution Networks and the Form of the Nineteenth-Century Magazine”

10.15-10.30 Coffee (Dickens Room)

10.30 -11.45 Panel 2: Highbrow/Lowbrow/Genteel/Kitsch: Magazines and Cultural Value(s) (Chaucer Room)

Chair: Jo Gill

Janet Floyd, (King’s College, London), Richard Gilder, Scribner’s Monthly and Friday evenings in the 1870s

Joanne O’Leary (University of Cambridge), Nabokov, Playboy, and the Politics of the Post-war Glossy

Christine Bianco (Oxford Brookes University), Modern Art in Mass Magazines: Cultural Division and Consensus Building in Post-war America

11.45-12.00 Break

12.00-13.00 British Library Periodicals Workshop (Chaucer room)

· 12.00-12.15 Newsroom tour (group 1) OR Opportunity to talk informally with Eccles Centre and curatorial staff about research questions & share research experience of using the BL collections (session 1)

· 12.15-12.45 Presentation about the British Library’s American holdings & resources

· 12.45-1.00 Newsroom tour (group 2) OR Opportunity to talk informally with Eccles Centre and curatorial staff about research questions & share research experience of using the BL collections (session 2)

1.00 – 1.45 Lunch (Dickens Room)

1.45 – 3.00 Panel 3: Black Print Cultures: Public and Counter-Public Spheres (Chaucer room)

Chair: Sue Currell

Eric White, (Oxford Brookes), Railroad Avenue’: Rail Technologies, Marginal Spaces, and Periodical Print Culture in African American Modernist Writing

Utaukwa Allen (Harvard University) The Student Press and the Desegregation of Higher Education (1954-1970)

James West (Manchester University) The Books You’ve Waited For: Ebony Magazine, the Johnson Book Division, and Black Print Cultures in the 1960s

3.15-5.15 Research Panel Statements and Discussion (Chaucer room)

Chair: Victoria Bazin

  • Rachel Alexander (University of Strathclyde): “Nationalism, Consumerism, and Gender in the Canadian and American mass-market magazines of the 1920s”
  • Laurel Forster (Portsmouth University): Arena 3 journal and the localised homemade magazines/newsletters of the WLM. 
  • Sarah Galletly (James Cook University, Australia): ‘Montgomery as “canny businesswoman”: L.M. Montgomery’s Early Periodical Short Fiction’
  • Sarah Garland (University of East Anglia) ‘Aspen, “The Multimedia Magazine in a Box” 1965-1971’.
  • Jo Gill (Exeter University) TBA
  • Katie McGettigan (Nottingham University): ‘“American” Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century Britain’.
  • David Winters, (Cambridge University) “Gordon Lish at Esquire Magazine, 1969-1977″

5.15-5.30 Coffee (Dickens Room)

5.30-6.30 Keynote: Faye Hammill (University of Strathclyde) “Reading Society Magazines” Chair: Sue Currell (Chaucer room)

6.30-7.30 Wine Reception (Dickens Room)

American into Periodical Studies is organised by NAPS (the Network of American Periodical Studies), a research network fostering collaboration and dialogue between American Studies and Periodical Studies. This event is co-hosted and supported by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, the University of Sussex’s Centre for American Studies and Centre for Modernist Studies and Northumbria University. Funding towards postgraduate attendance provided by the British Association for American Studies http://baas.ac.uk

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