Call for papers ACLA Conference (Utrecht, 6-9 July 2017)
Gerard Bouwmeester, Nina Geerdink en Laurens Ham willen tijdens het congres van de American Comparative Literature Association (voor het eerst in Europa!) een seminar organiseren over schrijvers en verdienmogelijkheden. Wie dit onderwerp in diachroon en internationaal perspectief wil bespreken is van harte uitgenodigd een abstract in te dienen.
Comparative Perspectives on Profitable Authorship – CfP
During this seminar, we aim to bring together scholars from medieval, early modern and modern literary studies, focussing on profitable authorship. Up until recently, international scholars in the fields of literature, book history and economic criticism seemed to agree about a linear and teleological narrative of the development of profitable authorship in early modern Europe. In this narrative, the predominance of patronage until the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries was replaced by professionalism once authors were able to profit from the emerging book market during the later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It was assumed that from that moment onwards, an author originated who was in his or her creativity and autonomy the predecessor of the modern author. (Bennett 2005, Hammond 1997, Woodmansee 1984) Lees verder >>