Pen and Print: communication in the Enlightenment

Pen and Print: communication in the Enlightenment
Editors: Dr Caroline Archer-Parré and Dr Malcolm Dick
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
 
We are inviting chapter contributions of 5,000-8,000 words to Pen and Print: communication in the Enlightenment, to be published by Liverpool University Press in 2019.
 
Volume outline
This volume will explore different dimensions surrounding the production, distribution and consumption of private and public texts during the long eighteenth century (c. 1688-1820).
 
During the eighteenth century there was a growing interest in recording, listing, describing and documenting the world, whether for personal interest and private consumption, or for general record and the greater good. Such documenting was done through both the written and printed word. Each genre had its own material conventions and spawned industries that supported the practices. This volume will consider writing and printing in parallel: it aims to highlight the intersections between the two methods of communication; discuss the medium and materiality of the message; and consider how writing and printing were deployed in the construction of personal and cultural identities. The volume will consider how both writing and printing contributed to the creation of cultural identity and taste, assisted in the spread of knowledge and furthered both personal and national political, economic, social and cultural change in Britain and the wider world.Collectively the chapters will provide a narrative on the nature of communication in the eighteenth century and bring fresh perspectives on printing history, print culture and the literate society of the Enlightenment.
 
Proposal submission
If you are interested in contributing to this volume, in the first instance please send a title, 400-word abstract, and 200-word resume to using the form below by 16 July 2018.

If you have any questions concerning this call, please contact caroline.archer@bcu.ac.uk; m.m.dick@bham.ac.uk.


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