New Directions in Print Culture Studies

Print Culture Research Unit

School of Arts

Oxford Brookes University

Annual Symposium

Call for papers

Theme: New Directions in Print Culture Studies

9 May 2017, Headington Hill Hall, Oxford Brookes University

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Samantha Rayner, University College London

Dr Shafquat Towheed, Open University

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This one-day symposium will explore where the discipline of print culture studies is heading and reflect on how studying publishing and book history contexts – from the 19th century to the present day – alters the nature of, or provides new insights into traditional disciplines. It will bring to together established academics and PhD students with interests in publishing studies, the history of the book, literary and cultural history, and the digital humanities.

We invite proposals for individual 20-minute papers on the theme of ‘New Directions in Print Culture Studies’. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  •  The production, dissemination and reception of the printed text
  •  Digital text culture
  •  Readers and reading
  •  Authorship
  •  Archives, archival research, and the construction of archives
  •  New methodologies
  •  Global histories of print and publishing

Please send a 300-word proposal to the organisers by 13th March 2017.

Workshop Organisers: Caroline Davis (, Jane Potter (, and Vincent Trott (, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, School of Arts, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, OX3 OBP