Many thanks to all our excellent speakers, especially our Keynote, Professor Richard Cronin, for making Gendering the Book a great success!

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Bibliographical Society Studentships – Winners

Congratulations to Amelia Dale and Katie Lanning, winners of the two Bibliographical Society Studentships. Amelia and Katie are travelling from Australia and the USA respectively to present at the conference, and we’re delighted to be able to make a small contribution to supporting their attendance.

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Bibliographical Society Studentships

ImageWe are delighted to be able to offer two Bibliographical Society Studentships for attendance at Gendering the Book in the Long Eighteenth Century.  These will be awarded to postgraduates presenting a paper at the conference, and will be allocated on the basis of financial need.

There is one award of £150 and one award of £100 available.  To apply for a studentship, please email your application to genderingthebook@gmail.com .  The application should include the following information:

 

  • Name
  • Institution
  • Course(e.g. MA/PhD) and year of study
  • Title of paper
  • Statement of financial need
  • Any other funding you are in receipt of (such as institutional funding/conference grants, AHRC grant, etc)

 

The closing date for applications is 13 June 2013.  Successful applicants will be informed by email within one week of the deadline.

*Please note that in order for the University of Leeds to authorise disbursement of these awards, successful applicants will need to provide proof of payment for costs (e.g. for flights, train tickets, accommodation), so please ensure you retain this if you intend to make an application*

 

We are grateful to the Bibliographical Society for their generous support of Gendering the Book.

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Programme now available!

The programme for Gendering the Book is now available here!

(Please note that all timings are still provisional)

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Online registration now open!

Online registration for Gendering the Book is now available through The University of Leeds online store.

The Conference Dinner will be held at 7.30 pm on Saturday, 13 July at University House.  This will be a 3-course set menu and some wine will be provided (funding permitting!).  The cost of dinner is £25, and this can also be booked through the link above – you will be asked to specify any special dietary requirements on the booking form.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, 4 July.

Please contact Alys and Cassie at genderingthebook@googlemail.com with any queries.

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A big thank you, and Gendering the Facebook (ouch)

Things are shaping up at Gendering the Book HQ… we’re working on a programme and will be opening registration soon via the Leeds University webshop.  Meanwhile, we’d like to thank the British Association for Romantic Studies and the Centre for the Comparative History of Print for their support of the conference.

We’ll be posting information about timings, accomodation and travel here over the next few weeks, and we’ve set up a Facebook event so that delegates can make contact with each other – and us – before the conference.

Watch this space for more details!

Cassie and Alys

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Gendering the Book, 13 July 2013

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers for Gendering the Book, a one-day conference to be held at the University of Leeds on the 13th of July 2013. The conference will close with a keynote address from Professor Richard Cronin (University of Glasgow).
This conference aims to connect recent scholarship in the areas of book-history and material culture to work on Romantic constructions of masculinity and femininity by considering how men and women in the long eighteenth century imagined their relationship to textual objects. How did cultures of production, consumption, and exchange contribute to the construction of gendered identities? Did these practices and identities change over time, and how far was the book itself a gendered object?

Topics might include, but are not limited to:
• Gift books, anthologies, miscellanies, and collected works
• Men and Women of Letters
• Circulation, conversation, and communities
• Book-history and the book-as-object
• Textual production and consumption
• Authorial identity

Please send abstracts of 250 words and any other queries to Cassie Ulph and Alys Mostyn at genderingthebook@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions: March 1st 2013.

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