CfP "Book Commerce, Book Carnival"

Call for paper

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Deadline: Friday 30 November 2018.
Book fairs, writers’ festivals, conventions and other literary gatherings are hubs of activity. From the foundation of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1454, to the post-war growth of the festival format, to the proliferation of digital and live events in the twenty-first century, book fairs and festivals have shaped book cultures and publishing industries. They are sites of global and local commerce, where books, rights and ideas are traded. They are also carnivalesque, located outside the everyday. Fairs and festivals are celebrations of creativity, flashpoints for anxieties, and sites of bad behaviour. Inhibitions are lowered and people wear masks, power is exposed and sometimes mocked, and books come out to play.
Related keywords: book fairs, economy of printing, print culture