CFP, Panel(s): The Business of Literature: Authorship, Publishing, Aesthetics

full name / name of organization: 
Vance Byrd and Ervin Malakaj
contact email: 

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.