CFP: “Revolutionary Book History” SHARP at SAMLA 2-4 November 2018 Birmingham, Alabama

Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2018 South
Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential
topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship,
publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers’ archives,
production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year’s
convention theme, “Fighters from the Margins: Social-Political
Activists and Their Allies” are especially welcome. What connections
can be made between print culture/book history and ideas of activism?
How have books pushed the boundaries of technology, form, artistic
expression, and subject matter? What are the connections between
printing and social justice, activism and print culture? What is the
role of print in effecting social change? How have printers,
publishers, and authors been a force for change from Gutenberg to
today?

The 90th annual SAMLA Convention will be held November 2-4, 2018 at
the Sheraton Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. Proposers need not be
members of SHARP to submit, but panelists must be members of both
SAMLA and SHARP to present. By June 1, 2018, please send a 250-word
abstract and short biography (together in one document) to SHARP
liaison Melissa Edmundson Makala, Clemson University, at
rmakala@clemson.edu.