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UPDATE: Composition & Copyright (10/15/06; collection)

Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:53pm
Westbrook, Stephen

Deadline extended to October 15, 2006.

Composition, Copyright, and IP Law (edited collection)

Eds. Steve Westbrook, Ph.D. & Timothy Hodge, Esq.

We are seeking 500-word proposals for an interdisciplinary collection of
articles that examines the relationship between copyright law and the
activities of writing, researching, teaching, and learning. Regardless
of the particular activity or combination of activities under
discussion, we are concerned primarily with the legal, questionably
legal, and illegal production and distribution of texts, which we define
broadly to include verbal, print, auditory, visual, and new media, as
well as computer code.

UPDATE: Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in Britain, France and Beyond (9/15/06; 3/29/07-3/31/07)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:12pm
Mark Samuels Lasner


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The Bibliographical Society of America invites proposals for papers to=20=

be delivered at =93Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in=20
Britain, France, and Beyond,=94 a conference on book history to be held=20=

in New York on 29-31 March 2007.

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rise of a mass readership, the invention of machine-driven=20
technologies, new reproduction methods, and an astonishing variation in=20=

literature, authorship, publishing, periodicals, printing, typography,=20=

CFP: Medieval Readers and Devotion (9/30/06; collection)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 11:57pm

(Essay Collection)
We are currently soliciting proposals for essay-length studies about
readers, reading, and reception in devotional literature and practice,
with particular interest in England in the later Middle Ages. This
collection of essays draws on current scholarly interest in medieval
readers, reading, and reception that extends across such disciplinary
bounds as art history, architecture, social history, and literature
studies. We seek proposals for papers that investigate a wide variety
of approaches to and examples of devotional readers, reading or
reception in the later Middle Ages.

CFP: The Cultural History of Reading (no deadline noted; collection)

Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:29pm
Gabrielle Watling

Series title: The Cultural History of Reading; Volume One - The United
States. Volume Two - The World.

Publisher: Greenwood

Due Date: Summer 2007

Editors: Sara Quay Ph.D. (the United States) and Gabrielle Watling Ph.D.

Audience: The series is designed as a reference for an undergraduate

UPDATE: Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900 (UK) (9/1/06; 1/20/07)

Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:28pm
Beth Palmer

UPDATE: Plenary speakers announced
                Nineteenth-Century Print Culture Exhibition now
                Updated webpages now live

Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900
A One Day Conference, English Faculty, Oxford University
20th January 2007


Laurel Brake, Professor of Literature and Print Culture, Birkbeck,
University of London

 Simon Eliot, Professor of the History of the Book, IES, University of

The conference will now be supported by a new exhibition of
nineteenth-century print media materials from the Bodleian Library's John
Johnson collection.

Sponsored by the British Association for Victorian Studies

CFP: 18th/19th Century Literary Palimpsests (12/1/06; collection)

Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:28pm

Hi folks,
> I have a new project in the works: Revealing Texts: Eighteenth and
> Nineteenth-century Literary Palimpsests. I am looking for articles
> exploring the manner in which some eighteenth and nineteenth-century
> texts reveal their histories and those of their real or imagined
> (examples: Blake's annotations to Reynolds Discourses, pregnancy in
Tristram Shandy) and will
> welcome a variety of subjects: analogies, fragments, graffiti,

CFP: Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900 (UK) (9/1/06; 1/20/07)

Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:26pm
Beth Palmer

'Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900'

A One-Day Conference, English Faculty, University of Oxford

No longer was it possible for people to avoid reading matter; everywhere
they went it was displayed - weekly papers at a penny or twopence, complete
books, enticing in their bright picture covers, at a shilling, and all fresh
and crisp from the press. No wonder that the fifties, which saw the spread
of Smith's stalls to almost every principal railway line in the country,
were also the period when the sales of books and periodicals reached
unprecedented levels.

             Richard Altick.