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>From: Padmini Ray Chaudhury <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: The City of Literature: The Rise of the Literary 
>Profession in the 18th and 19th Centuries (grad) (UK) (2/28/05; 
>6/4/05)
>
>
>Call for Papers
>
>The City of Literature:
>The Rise of the Literary Profession in the 18th and
>19th Centuries
>
>Postgraduate Conference
>Edinburgh University
>School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures
>Saturday, 4 June 2005
>In Association with UNESCO City of Literature
>
>
>This graduate conference, to be hosted by the Graduate
>School of
>Literatures, Languages and Cultures, seeks to explore
>the developments in
>literature and culture during the period we have
>designated &#65533;the rise of the
>literary profession&#65533;: the mid-18th century
>through to the end of the 19th
>century.  In light of the recent announcement of
>Edinburgh as the World City
>of Literature, we particularly welcome papers that
>consider the impact that
>Edinburgh, and Scotland more widely, had on the
>literary scene.  However, we
>are also eager to hear papers focusing on a range of
>cultures and we
>encourage participants to think of the literary scene
>in both a European and
>transatlantic context.  The conference title
>&#65533;The City of Literature&#65533; is
>open to various interpretations, including: the
>relationship between the
>city and literature, the presentation of the city in
>literature and the
>structures and institutions that contribute to the
>development of literary
>culture.
>
>Possible paper topics include:
>
>&#65533; Authors
>&#65533; Readers
>&#65533; Editors
>&#65533; Translators and Translation
>&#65533; Illustrators
>&#65533; Publishers, Publishing Houses, and
>Publication Histories
>&#65533; Booksellers and the Literary Marketplace
>&#65533; Periodicals and Reviewers
>&#65533; Correspondences
>&#65533; Libraries
>&#65533; Travel-writing
>
>We will be accepting proposals for 20-minute papers on
>any of the above or
>any related topics &#65533; please send abstracts of
>no more than 250 words to
>[log in to unmask] by Monday,
>28 February 2005.

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