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Registration is now open for this one-day event at the British Library on 5 September 2017. There's a flat registration fee of £30 per delegate that includes lunch, conference packs, tea, coffee etc. The deadline for registration is 29th August 2017.

Event Description

What do editors actually do? What makes a good editor? And more importantly, what makes a successful editor? From the Times Literary Supplement to Les Temps Modernes and Novyi Mir, from The Criterion to Die neue Rundschau and Spare Rib, there can be no doubting the influence of literary-intellectual magazines in selecting and shaping our cultural knowledge, our beliefs and values.

But we still know surprisingly little about how these crucial cultural institutions were led and managed and even how day-to-day editorial duties were undertaken in practice. Above all, we lack any kind of comparative perspective on the role of the periodical editor, both across national and historical boundaries and across different types of publications.

As part of the British Academy funded project, Editing the Twentieth Century, we address these issues during a one-day conference to be held at the British Library on 5 September 2017 exploring the key role played by the editors of periodical publications throughout the long twentieth century.

View the full conference programme here.

Call for Papers: The Thirteenth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-13)

“Literary Journalism: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy”

Austrian Academy of Sciences Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies Vienna, Austria 17-19 May 2018

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 17-19 May 2018. The conference will be held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Austria.

The conference hopes to be a forum for scholarly work of both breadth and depth in the field of literary journalism, and all research methodologies are welcome, as are research on all aspects of literary journalism and/or literary reportage. For the purpose of scholarly delineation, our definition of literary journalism is "journalism as literature" rather than "journalism about literature." The association especially hopes to receive papers related to the general conference theme, “Literary Journalism: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy." All submissions must be in English.

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies is a multi-disciplinary learned society whose essential purpose is the encouragement and improvement of scholarly research and education in Literary Journalism. As an association in a relatively recently defined field of academic study, it is our agreed intent to be both explicitly inclusive and warmly supportive of a variety of scholarly approaches.

Details of the programs of previous annual meetings can be found here.

I. Guidelines for Research Papers

Submitted research papers should not exceed 7,500 words, or about 25 double-spaced pages, plus endnotes. Please regard this as an upper limit; shorter papers are certainly welcome. Endnotes and bibliographic citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Papers may not be simultaneously submitted to any other conferences. Papers previously published, presented, accepted or under review are ineligible. Only one paper per author will be accepted for presentation in the conference’s research sessions, and at least one author for each paper must be at the convention in order to present the paper. If accepted, each paper presenter at a conference Research Session may be allotted no more than 15 minutes. To be considered, please observe the following guidelines:

  1. Submission by e-mail attachment in MS Word is required. No other format or faxes or postal mail submissions will be accepted.
  2. Include one separate title page containing title, author/s, affiliation/s, and the address, phone, fax, and e-mail of the lead author.
  3. Also include a second title page containing only the paper’s title and the paper’s abstract. The abstract should be approximately 250 words in length.
  4. Your name and affiliation should /not/ appear anywhere in the paper [this information will only appear on the first title page; see (b) above].

II. Guidelines for Work-in-Progress Presentations (Abstracts)

Submitted abstracts for Work-in-Progress Sessions should not exceed 250 words. If accepted, each presenter at a conference Work-in-Progress session may be allotted no more than 10 minutes. To be considered, please observe the following guidelines:

  1. Submission by e-mail attachment using MS Word is required. No other format or faxes or postal mail submissions will be accepted.
  2. Include one separate title page containing title, author/s, affiliation/s, and the address, phone, fax and e-mail of the lead author.
  3. Also include a second page containing only the work’s title and the actual abstract of the work-in-progress. The abstract should be approximately 250 words in length.

III. Guidelines for Proposals for Panels

  1. Submission by e-mail attachment in MS Word is required. No other format or faxes or postal mail submissions will be accepted.
  2. Panel proposals should contain the panel title, possible participants and their affiliation and e-mail addresses, and a description of the panel’s subject. The description should be approximately 250 words in length.
  3. Panels are encouraged on any topic related to the study, teaching or practice of literary journalism. See http://www.ialjs.org/?page_id=21 

IV. Evaluation Criteria, Deadlines and Contact Information

All research paper submissions will be evaluated on originality and importance of topic; literature review; clarity of research purpose; focus; use of original and primary sources and how they support the paper’s purpose and conclusions; writing quality and organization; and the degree to which the paper contributes to the study of literary journalism. Similarly, abstracts of works-in-progress and panel proposals will be evaluated on the degree to which they contribute to the study of literary journalism. All submissions will be blind-juried, and submissions from students as well as faculty are encouraged.

Please submit research papers or abstracts of works-in-progress presentations to:

Prof. Tobias Eberwein, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria) IALJS Research Chair; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please submit proposals for panels to:

Prof. Rob Alexander, Brock University (Canada) IALJS Program Co-Chair; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Deadline for all submissions: No later than 1 December 2017

For more information regarding the conference or the association, please go to http://www.ialjs.org or contact:

Prof. Isabel Soares, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal) IALJS President; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Prof. Thomas Connery, University of St. Thomas (U.S.A.) IALJS First Vice President; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Prof. Bill Reynolds, Ryerson University (Canada) IALJS Treasurer; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Prof. David Abrahamson, Northwestern University (U.S.A.) IALJS Secretary;e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Prof. John S. Bak, Université de Lorraine (France) Founding IALJS President; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

NOTE: Submissions from students are encouraged, and a competitive Student Travel Fund has been established to assist in funding student travel. Applications will be available upon acceptance of submission.

PERIODICALS IN-BETWEEN

Periodicals in the Ecology of Print and Visual Cultures

7th International Conference of the European Society for Periodical Research

(http://www.espr-it.eu/)

27–29 June 2018 in Paris

(French version below)

The 7th annual conference of the European Society for Periodical Research will explore how periodicals from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century function as mediators of alternative or experimental forms of publication and as springboards for other publishing and cultural activities. Many periodicals gave birth to publishing houses by using their printers’ networks and by treating their issues as experimental or more conventional test cases and economic drivers both in the book and the print industry and in the arts and crafts. Often, the periodical is a vehicle for science enthusiasts, trade or professional organisations, literature and arts connoisseurs: volumes of aggregated materials published over the year, then bound in hard covers to resist time, respond to the needs of such readers. Or the opposite may be the case: publishers or galleries issue a periodical or magazine to underpin their publication list, to foster their artists, to test new formulas or to retain their audience. The phenomenon extends to prints, both as bonuses to subscribers and as original works. The study of such a phenomenon in its international scope would highlight the relations of periodicals with the world of publishing, art galleries, various salons and circles of influence, as well as with several alternate forms of publication, of new ideas, trends, and manifestos.

How is the standard history of book and print publishing extended by more nuanced considerations of media structures – economic and symbolic – that focus on the role of periodicals? What questions emerge when we consider periodicals as key drivers of print and visual cultures, the materiality of publications, their exchange value, and their function as cultural operators? We invite papers, panels, round table proposals that address these issues.

Topics could include but are not limited to:

  • Periodicals and publishing houses
  • Periodicals and galleries or salons
  • Periodicals and print networks
  • Periodical economies
  • Periodicals and intertextuality; hybridization; remediation
  • Parts; instalments; supplements; annuals
  • Periodicals and prints for subscribers
  • Periodicals and print-outs
  • Periodicals and albums
  • Periodicals as bound volumes/“books”
  • Quotidian periodical cultures
  • Alternative periodical cultures

Please send proposals in either English or French for 20-minute papers (max. 250 words), panels of three or four papers, round tables, one-hour workshops or other suitable sessions, together with a short CV (max. one page), to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for proposals is 31st January 2018.


LES PERIODIQUES COMME MEDIATEURS

Les périodiques dans l’écosystème de la culture imprimée et visuelle  

 7e Colloque International de la  European Society for Periodical Research

(http://www.espr-it.eu/)

27–29 Juin 2018 à Paris

 

Le 7e colloque international de la European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit) abordera les périodiques comme médiateurs de publications alternatives ou expérimentales et comme tremplins vers d’autres activités éditoriales et culturelles du XVIIIe au XXIe siècle. De nombreux périodiques ont en effet donné naissance à des maisons d'édition en recourant aux réseaux de leurs imprimeurs, en testant dans leurs livraisons des formules expérimentales ou plus conventionnelles, et en devenant des moteurs économiques dans les domaines du livre, de l’imprimé, des arts, de l’artisanat et des métiers. Souvent, le périodique est un véhicule pour les amateurs de sciences, les organisations professionnelles ou commerciales, les amateurs de littérature et d’art : ses matériaux, égrenés tout au long de l'année, puis réunis en volumes sous reliure ou cartonnage pour résister au temps, répondent aux besoins de tels lecteurs. Ou l’inverse : les éditeurs ou les galeries publient un périodique ou un magazine pour soutenir leur catalogue, promouvoir leurs artistes, tester de nouvelles formules ou fidéliser leur public. Le phénomène s'étend aux estampes, à la fois comme prime aux abonnés et comme œuvres originales. L'étude d'un tel phénomène dans son envergure internationale mettrait en lumière les relations des périodiques avec le monde de l'édition, les galeries d'art, divers salons et cercles d'influence, ainsi qu’avec plusieurs formes alternatives de publication, de nouvelles idées, tendances et manifestes.

Comment l'histoire canonique de l'édition de livres et d’estampes s’amplifie-t-elle dès lors qu’on prend en compte les structures médiatiques – économiques et symboliques – qui accentuent le rôle des périodiques? Quelles questions émergent lorsqu’on considère les périodiques comme des moteurs clés de la culture de l’imprimé et de la culture visuelle, de la matérialité des publications, de leur valeur d'échange, et de leur fonction d'opérateurs culturels? Nous invitons à des communications, à des panels, et à des tables rondes autour de ces questions.

Les propositions pourraient inclure, sans s'y limiter:

  • Périodiques et maisons d'édition
  • Périodiques et galeries ou salons
  • Périodiques et réseaux d'imprimeurs
  • Économies des périodiques
  • Périodiques et intertextualité ; hybridation ; réinterprétation en un autre médium (remediation)
  • Parties; livraisons; suppléments; volumes annuels
  • Périodiques et estampes pour les abonnés
  • Périodiques et tirés à part
  • Périodiques et albums
  • Les périodiques comme volumes reliés/“livres”
  • Cultures périodiques quotidiennes
  • Cultures périodiques alternatives

Merci d’adresser vos propositions en français ou en anglais pour des présentations de 20 minutes (250 mots max.), des panels de trois ou quatre contributions, des ateliers d’une heure, ou d’autres formats adéquats, avec un bref CV (max. une page), à This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. avant le 31 janvier 2018.

Call for Papers: Mapping the Magazine (Columbia College Chicago, July 25-27, 2018)

The fifth Mapping the Magazine conference, to be held at Columbia College Chicago, July 25-27, 2018, invites submissions on the theme Magazines as Curated Communities. Organizers seek proposals for individual papers on topics related to magazine research from many disciplines (Media and Communication, Journalism, Critical and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Linguistics, English, History, Visual Communication, and others). The 2018 conference seeks to explore questions including but not limited to:

  • Redefining magazines: Are podcasts, fashion and lifestyle blogs, Tumblr sites, online fan communities and other collections of content and audiences “magazines”? What are the arguments for and against expanding our notion of magazines?
  • Magazine production: What technological or industry trends are influencing changes in production? What business models work or will work in the future? (Ethnographic approaches to studying magazine production would be especially interesting here.)
  • The perseverance of print: How and why is the print medium currently being used by zines, little magazines, and other underground publications to resist hegemony and online trolling? How are custom(er) magazines using the print medium to convey exclusivity and luxury? How are mainstream consumer titles (re)marketing their print publications to digital natives? How are art magazines and literary magazines driving an interest in print?
  • Magazines as sites of advocacy and resistance: What has changed, if anything, in magazines’ tendency to take on issues of social justice? What campaigns work, and what don’t? How are these publications doing in these contentious times?
  • Trends in magazine content: What is considered newsworthy and storyworthy across generations, countries, and cultures? What is the balance of individualistic versus collectivistic values in different types of magazine content? What has changed over time? Are online news stories increasingly adopting some of the features of magazine content, and what does this mean for magazines? How have the constructions of race, gender, sexuality, disability and other group differences in magazine content changed over time?
  • Readership trends: Who reads what magazines—and why? What is changing and why? How do magazines affect their audiences? What roles do readers play in the evolution of magazines and their content on various platforms?
  • History of magazines. What can we learn from the past? What case studies inform our understanding of magazine media then and now?
  • Advertising trends: From advertorials to native advertising, how has the tension between editorial and advertising evolved? What are the ethical and commercial considerations? How do readers discern the differences? How well do magazines drive sales? What other revenue streams exist?

“Mapping the Magazine” is a series of conferences established by Tim Holmes of Cardiff University. Four conferences have run so far—in 2005, 2007, 2011, and 2016. The fifth conference will be sponsored by Columbia College Chicago, Northwestern University, and the Magazine Media Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The MtM conferences aim to serve as intimate and meaningful gatherings of magazine scholars from many disciplines who are interested in exploring the current state of magazine research and possibly developing collaborative research projects. MtM5, like all of the preceding conferences, is open to all scholars working in the broad field of magazine research.

Abstracts of 400 words for 20-minute papers are due by December 27, 2017. Please submit abstracts via the conference website at http://mappingthemagazine.org. For instructions or to confirm receipt of your abstract, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Successful applicants will be contacted by February 1, 2018, and full papers will be due to the conference organizers by May 1, 2018. As in the past, papers will be delivered sequentially over the three days, not concurrently in separate streams. Conference delegates are asked to commit to attending all papers.

Registration is free for all presenters and keynote speakers. General admission is $50, and discounted to $25 for students and members of the AEJMC Magazine Media Division.

The organizers are planning to have an edited collection or a special issue of the Journal of Magazine Media based on selected papers from the conference. Please email any questions to the members of the organizing committee: Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin (Columbia College Chicago, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); Betsy Edgerton (Columbia College Chicago, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); Susan Currie Sivek (Linfield College, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); Kevin Lerner (Marist College, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); Tim Holmes (Cardiff University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); Miglena Sternadori (Texas Tech University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

(French version below)

Applications are invited for a day-long postgraduate workshop on periodical studies at Paris-Sorbonne on 26 June 2018 as part of ESPRit’s Seventh Annual International Conference, ‘Periodicals In-Between: Periodicals in the Ecology of Print and Visual Cultures’ (Paris, 27-29 June 2018 at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, see the corresponding CFP at http://www.espr-it.eu/).

About ESPRit

The European Society for Periodical Research is an international scholarly organisation that promotes, fosters and disseminates research on all aspects of European periodical cultures from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century. It has a thoroughly interdisciplinary agenda and multilingual approach, and transcends specific thematic interests. Though its emphasis is on European periodical research, it also welcomes research extended to other related cultural areas (the Americas, East Mediterranean, Maghreb, etc.) ESPRit’s core publication, the Journal of European Periodical Studies (http://ojs.ugent.be/jeps), a biannual peer-reviewed online journal, publishes research from a broad range of critical, theoretical and methodological perspectives, including, but not limited to, cultural history, literary studies, art history, gender studies, media studies, history of science, and digital humanities. As the official journal of ESPRit, the Journal of European Periodical Studies offers scholars a forum for sharing their research and exchanging ideas across disciplinary borders.

About the Workshop

The Workshop is for Masters & PhD candidates who wish to participate in the organisation’s research activities. Sessions will focus on: (1) different theoretical and methodological approaches to periodical studies, which will be explored in workshop format with participants; and (2) the preparation of graduate researchers for professional engagement in the field of periodical studies. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to present their work and receive personalised feedback from workshop moderators. Confirmed workshop moderators include leading periodical scholars, Prof Laurel Brake, Prof Anne-Rachel Hermetet, Prof Matthew Philpotts, Prof Evanghelia Stead, Dr Céline Mansanti, Dr Hélène Védrine, etc.

The workshop will offer the opportunity to connect with people who are at a similar stage in their career as well as support and advice from later stage scholars and experts in the field.

Application Process

Please forward the following in English and/or in French via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 February 2018:

  • a cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to the workshop (max. two pages)
  • a brief CV (max. two pages, min. 11 point)
  • an abstract of your major research project (max. 500 words)
  • a paper on the role of periodical studies in your research (max. 1000 words).

We regret that we are not in a position to offer travel bursaries at this point but the conference fee will be waived for selected participants to the workshop. Participants will be selected by a specific scientific committee with the agreement of the ESPRit Steering Committee. Their decision will be communicated to all applicants by 15 March 2018. We very much look forward to hearing from you.

 

Atelier Master/Doctorat ESPRit : études sur les périodiques

Paris-Sorbonne, 26 juin 2018

Concernant ESPRit

La Société Européenne pour la Recherche sur les Périodiques (European Society for Periodical Research) est une société savante internationale qui promeut, encourage et diffuse la recherche sur tous les aspects des cultures périodiques européennes du 17e au 21e siècle. Ses objectifs sont résolument interdisciplinaires, son approche multilingue, et sa perspective transcende les études thématiques étroites. Centrée sur la recherche des périodiques européens, elle accueille aussi des recherches élargies à des aires culturelles collatérales (Amériques, Méditerranée orientale, Maghreb, etc.). La publication principale d’ESPRit, le Journal of European Periodical Studies (http://ojs.ugent.be/jeps), revue semestrielle en ligne, évaluée par les pairs, publie des articles de recherche relevant d’une vaste gamme d’approches critiques, théoriques et méthodologiques, incluant, sans s’y limiter, l’histoire culturelle, les études littéraires, l’histoire de l’art, les études de genre, les études de médias, l’histoire des sciences, et les humanités numériques. En tant que revue officielle d’ESPRit, le Journal of European Periodical Studies propose aux chercheurs une plate-forme de partage de la recherche et d’échange des idées par-delà les limites disciplinaires.

L’Atelier

L’Atelier s’adresse aux étudiants actuellement en Master ou en Doctorat qui souhaitent participer aux activités de recherche de la société. Les séances seront centrées sur : (1) différentes approches théoriques et méthodologiques des études périodiques, explorées lors de l’atelier avec les participants; et (2) la préparation des jeunes chercheurs en vue de leur implication professionnelle dans le domaine des études sur les périodiques. Les candidats sélectionnés auront l’occasion de présenter leur travail et de recevoir un retour personnalisé par les modérateurs. Les modérateurs de l’atelier incluent des chercheurs reconnus du domaine comme Laurel Brake, Anne-Rachel Hermetet, Matthew Phillpotts, Evanghelia Stead, Céline Mansanti, Hélène Védrine, etc.

L’atelier offrira aux participants l’occasion d’entrer en contact avec d’autres jeunes chercheurs à un niveau similaire d’études. Ils bénéficieront en outre du soutien et des conseils de chercheurs et d’experts du domaine plus avancés dans leur carrière et leurs travaux.

Procédure de candidature

Merci d’adresser les pièces suivantes, en français et/ou en anglais, par e-mail à l’adresse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. au plus tard pour le 15 février 2018 :               

  • une lettre de motivation expliquant les raisons de votre candidature (max. deux pages)
  • un bref CV (max. deux pages, caractères min. 11 point)
  • un résumé de votre projet de recherche principal (max. 500 mots)
  • une synthèse sur le rôle des études sur les périodiques dans votre recherche (max. 1000 mots).

Nous regrettons de ne pouvoir prendre en charge les frais de transport, mais les candidats sélectionnés pour l’atelier bénéficieront de la gratuité des frais d’inscription au colloque Les Périodiques comme médiateurs. Les participants seront sélectionnés par un comité scientifique ad hoc en accord avec le comité de direction d’ESPRit. La décision sera communiquée aux candidats au plus tard le 15 mars 2018. Nous espérons vivement que vous accepterez de répondre à cet appel.