CFP Textual Transactions: Production, Circulation, Afterlives

Call for paper

Deadline: Thursday 15 March 2018.
Location: Chicago
This session invites papers that consider the interaction between cultural agents and textual matter in the creation, production, distribution, and/or reception of a literary work. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the role of agents other than the author in the creation of a text (typographers, publishers, censors, readers, translators, political figures, etc.); the circulation of a text, its diffusion and after-life across media and genres; the changing dynamics of consumption; the relationship between textual discourses and identity formation. Title, 250-word abstract, short bio by March 15, 2018; Silvia Valisa

Session sponsored by the Forum for 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-Century Italian at the next Modern Language Association Annual Convention, held in Chicago on January 3-6, 2019.
Related keywords: authorship, community of readers, cultural history, diffusion, reader, relations between readers and/or books producers, theory of reception, translation