CHEAP PRINT, POPULAR CULTURE AND THE BOOK TRADE
A conference organized jointly by ‘Print Networks’ and the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester
University of Leicester, 10-12 July 2012
Adam Fox, University of Edinburgh Author of Oral and Literate Culture in England 1500-1700
Sheila O’Connell, British Museum Author of The Popular Print in England
CALL FOR PAPERS & CONFERENCE FELLOWSHIP
Offers are invited for conference papers of 30 minutes’ duration. The theme of STREET LITERATURE: CHEAP PRINT, POPULAR CULTURE AND THE BOOK TRADE is broadly defined. Papers may relate to aspects of the production, distribution and reception of ‘street literature’ (chapbooks, ballads, broadsides, newspapers, popular prints and other cheap printed matter) in the British Isles, or in other English-speaking parts of the world, between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, inclusive.
An abstract (up to 650 words) of the offered paper and a biographical statement (up to 100 words) should be submitted, preferably as an email attachment, by 31st January 2012 to: email@example.com
A Conference Fellowship is offered to one or two postgraduate students (or independent scholars of equivalent status) whose research falls within the conference theme, who wish to present a paper. The fellowship covers the cost of attending the conference and assistance towards costs of travel. A summary of the research being undertaken, accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a tutor or supervisor, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the address below by 31st January 2012.
The papers presented may be considered for publication and must therefore comprise original work not presented or published elsewhere.
Dr John Hinks
Centre for Urban History
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH