Papers are invited for the inaugural SHARP affiliate session at the 2012 SAMLA Convention. In keeping with this year’s theme of “Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile,” this session seeks topics dealing with the relationship between print culture and colonies. Papers which examine print culture from a variety of historical periods, geographic regions, and colonial/imperialist perspectives are welcomed.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Printed impressions of empire/imperialism
Print culture’s role in national, racial, and gender concerns
The relationship between empire and print culture
Material aspects of colonial literature (book design, illustration, publication, and advertising)
Colonial newspapers, periodicals, and ephemera
Printed artifacts of empire
Colonial libraries/imperial club libraries
Technologies of print in colonies
Long-distance correspondence between authors, editors, agents, and publishers
Post-colonialism and book history
The Convention will be held November 9-11, 2012, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC. By June 15, please submit paper proposals of no more than 500 words (along with a short bio) to Dr. Melissa Makala, University of South Carolina, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposers need not be members of SHARP to submit, but panelists must be members of both SAMLA and SHARP in order to present.