CfP Independent Publishing Conference 2018

Call for paper

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Deadline: Friday 29 June 2018.
Location: Melbourne
We seek papers that engage with the laws of publishing: that identify these formal and informal rules, and explore how they influence the inner and outer workings of the field. Although our preference is for papers that focus on independent publishing, presentations on all aspects of publishing are welcome. We are also interested in papers from related disciplines, such as literary studies, creative writing, and media and communication studies. Graduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to submit. We also strongly encourage papers that engage playfully or creatively with the conference theme.

Possible topics might include:
● Political economy approaches to the publishing industry
● Censorship and discourse control
● Copyright, rights management and royalties/
● Privacy
● Parallel importation
● Cultural policy and publishing
● Funding and sponsoring publishing activities
● Bookish value/s?
● Conventions of genre and form
● Conventions, shaping and influence of taste
● Conventions, shaping and influence of literary merit
The 2018 Independent Publishing Conference will run from Thursday 22 November to Saturday 24 November at the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne. Academic panels will be held on Thursday 22 November.
Related keywords: censorship, circulation of people and material, copyright, publisher