Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies
June 16-17, 2014
Deadline: April 16, 2014
Plenary speakers: Dr Stephen Colclough, Bangor University & Dr Niall Ó Ciosáin, National University of Ireland, Galway
Nineteenth-century studies continues to engender some of the most dynamic scholarship in the study of historical readership with works like Leah Price’s How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain (2012) featuring some of the most thought-provoking commentary on reader encounters with print to emerge in recent times.
Possible topics upon which submissions are welcome include but are certainly not limited to:
- Historical readers and reading practices of the Victorian period
- Readership and issues of gender and/or sexuality: e.g. constructions of “the woman reader”; “masculine” reading matter; and “queer” reading experiences.
- Periodical and/or serial circulation and consumption in territories like nineteenth-century Britain, Ireland, Canada, the Antipodes, and Asia
- The publication, dissemination, and consumption of books and/or series in nineteenth-century Britain, Ireland, Canada, the Antipodes, and Asia
- Transnational print culture in the nineteenth century: national and global identities
- Methodological concerns in the study of the history of reading
- Consumers, producers, and Victorian visual culture
- Disposable literature and ephemera of the Victorian age
- Scholarly editing projects and nineteenth-century culture
- The planning, design, and use of digital resources in the study of nineteenth-century print culture, including debates surrounding open access and paywalls.
Please send a proposal of no more than 300 words together with a short biography (c. 100 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 16, 2014. Decisions will be announced in early May. Postgraduates and early career scholars are particularly welcome. Questions about any aspect of the conference should be addressed to email@example.com
This conference is made possible by the generous support of The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing.