CFP: Periodical Literature at UEA – deadline 31 March 2016

Periodical Literature is a one-day conference organised by Dr. Jennie Batchelor of the University of Kent and Dr. James Robert Wood of the University of East Anglia. The conference will take place on Friday 13th May 2016 at the University of East Anglia.

Periodicals take many forms, including essays, newspapers, magazines, and serialized novels. This conference aims to bring together scholars studying periodical literature from its beginnings to the present. Proposals on periodicals written in languages other than English are welcome and encouraged. Both faculty and postgraduate students in the CHASE consortium are warmly encouraged to send proposals.
Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • How periodicals were compiled, edited, produced, sold, circulated, and read.
  • The formal, visual, and typographical characteristics of periodicals.
  • How periodicals address and seek to mould their readerships.
  • Women’s involvement in the production and consumption of periodicals.
  • The application of “distant reading” methodologies to periodical literature
  • How periodical literature responds to and represents historical changes and crises.

We welcome 200 word abstracts for 20 minute papers by the 31st March 2016.


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