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CFP: Publishing and the First World War (3/31/05; collection)

updated: 
Monday, October 25, 2004 - 1:10am
M.E.Hammond

Following a successful first series of Book History seminars held in London to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the First World War, the organisers would like to invite contributions to a planned edited collection to be ready for submission to publishers in DECEMBER 2005. Essays from scholars working in any aspect of print culture relating to the First World War are wlecome, but we would particularly like to hear from those working on the publishing industries, reading communities and distribution networks of countries outside the United Kingdom.
 

UPDATE: Teaching Bibliography & Book History (various; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 6:51am
annhawkins

UPDATE...

A number of potential contributors have requested time past the=20
original deadline to submit an abstract to the "Teaching Bibliography=20
and Book History" collection. Therefore, it only seems fair to offer=20
the same opportunity to others as well.

If you were interested in submitting a proposal but missed the deadline=20=

due to other obligations, please contact me and we'll set up a new=20
deadline.

Thanks to all those who submitted proposals--I will be sending those=20
along to the editorial board in the next week.

I've appended the original call below my signature.

Ann Hawkins

CFP: Library as Place (2/1/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 6:55am
John Buschman

For a special issue of Library Quarterly (University of Chicago Press)
that we are editing, we are seeking papers on the theme of the "Library as
Place." The journal is interested in publishing papers that relate to the
historical and/or contemporary place of the library within its community
of interest, the role of the library as an important locus within the
public sphere, the influence of the library as a public or civic space
within contemporary urban or rural landscapes, and the uses made of
library spaces by various clienteles and the public in general. In
particular, we would encourage submission of papers that discuss the
meaning(s) of the library in the lives of its users and user groups, and

CFP: Teaching Bibliography & Book History (4/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 6:54am
annhawkins

Teaching Bibliography, Textual Criticism, and Book History

400-word proposals due by April 1st.

Teaching Bibliography, Textual Criticism, and Book History will offer a=20=
variety of approaches to incorporating discussions of book history or=20
print culture into graduate and undergraduate classrooms. TBH will=20
consider the book as a literary, historical, cultural, and aesthetic=20
object.

TBH will offer discussions on book history pedagogy by a variety of=20
scholars who teach bibliography, textual criticism, or book history in=20=
a range of courses, departments, and settings.

CFP: American Periodicals (4/30/04; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 1:56am
Jared Gardner

CALL FOR PAPERS
The editors of American Periodicals
invite contributions for a special issue planned for 2004 on the "state=20=

of the field" for periodical studies. Topics might include:

=95 theoretical approaches and interventions in periodical studies
=95 new archives, technologies and research methods
=95 visions of the future of the field
=95 periodical studies and book studies
=95 survey of current and recent dissertations in the field

CFP: North American University Presses (11/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, January 9, 2004 - 2:10am
Jagodzinski, Cecile

I am seeking contributors for a volume in the Dictionary of Literary
Biography series with the working title _North American University
Presses_. Entries will range in length from 3000-8000 words, and offer
a chronological overview of the history of each press, discuss the
press's significance, editorial emphases, and current publishing
activities. Contributors receive a small honorarium and a copy of the
volume. The deadline for submission of completed entries is 1 November
2004.

CFP: Book Covers (1/30/04; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 3:47am
Nicole M

call for papers...

Judging a book by its cover:
fans, publishers, designers and the advertising of books
Edited by Nicole Matthews and Nickianne Moody,
Media and Cultural Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Book covers have long been the sole preserve of collectors and art
historians. This collection will draw a new range of disciplinary
perspectives - cultural studies, business and marketing, the history of the
book and literary studies - to make sense of book covers in the wider
context of publishers' publicity and the marketing of books.

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