Call for Papers – “The Business of Literatur”

CFP: Panel(s): The Business of Literature: Authorship, Publishing, Aesthetics
Fortieth Annual German Studies Association Conference
September 29 – October 2, San Diego, CA

In the context of expanding literary markets throughout the nineteenth century, this series of panels seeks to foreground new approaches that consider how evolving publishing practices impacted the production of literary texts. Papers might address issues such as:

  • Publishing relationships (business, friendship, family)
  • Authorship and collaboration
  • Editing
  • Word and image
  • Reprinting, repurposing, and translation
  • Journal binding, book editions, collecting and luxury editions
  • Journal editions vs. book editions
  • International marketing
  • Literary centers
  • Lending libraries, reading clubs, fandom
  • Literary professions: bookbinding, layout, printing, guild cultures
  • Censorship
  • Gender
  • Verlagsbuchhandlungen
  • Buchmessen
  • Intelligenzblätter / Advertisements
  • Literary review cultures
  • Rise of the influence of the literary critics
  • Nachdruck, Raubdruck, competitors
  • Urheberrecht / intellectual property
  • Publisher identity
  • Serial novel / industrial transformation of literature / independent authorship
  • Expanding readership / literacy

Please direct questions and abstracts (ca. 250 words) to Ervin Malakaj (emalakaj​@shsu.edu) and Vance Byrd (byrdvl​@grinnell.edu) by January 22, 2016.

 

 

 


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