Periodical Formats in the Market – Economies of Space and Time, Competition and Transfer

9th conference of the European Society for Periodical Research
Ruhr University, Bochum
September 16 - 18, 2020
Stichtag: 2020 01 31

The 9th conference of the European Society for Periodical Research, held at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, from 16–18 September 2020, welcomes proposals for original papers, panels, and roundtables concerning the conference topic: Periodical Formats in the Market: Economies of Space and Time, Competition and Transfer. The conference aims to bring together experts and scholars from various disciplines of periodical studies. We welcome proposals from researchers at all stages of their careers.

The conference seeks to examine journals from the 18th to the 21th century within the market and its sociocultural, economic, and legal frameworks, exploring two main areas:

(1) economies of time and space, i.e. spatiotemporal aspects of the production, distribution, and reception of periodicals and similar serialized formats, and

(2) facets of competition and transfer between periodicals within localised and regional as well as international markets.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to conference organisers no later than 31 January 2020. Please include name, institutional affiliation, email address, and a short CV (150 words). Individual presentations should be 20 minutes long. We especially welcome proposals for panels of three speakers and roundtables with up to 6 discussants. The conference language will be English; German presentations are also welcome. Please visit our website for the full CfP:


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