[Deadline Extended to June 3] Call for Papers: SHARP @ RSA 2018

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing
contact email: 


The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor a series of panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in New Orleans, LA on March 22-24 2018. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital mediation. Applicants with creative or interdisciplinary methodologies are especially encouraged to apply.

We invite individual submissions that consider English and Continental books and manuscripts from 1350 to 1700. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers’ archives, production, circulation, and reception. We especially welcome submissions related to:

  • Labor relations and financial networks in the (English and/or Continental) book trade
  • Teaching book history in the digital age
  • Women in/and the print marketplace (stationers, printers, authors, readers)

Please send a 150-word abstract and a brief CV to Dr. Andie Silva (asilva@york.cuny.edu) by June 3rd (note that this is earlier than the RSA’s own deadline).

All participants must be current members of RSA in order to present. In order to avoid scheduling conflicts, participants may not give more than one paper, be a discussant in more than one roundtable, or be a respondent in more than one session. A participant may chair up to two sessions.