Programme

Friday 27 May, 2011

Conference Suite
University Staff Club, Hemsley Building
University Park
University of Nottingham
NG7 2RD

8.30 – 9.15 – REGISTRATION

9.15 – INTRODUCTION
Matthew Pethers (University of Nottingham), Robin Vandome (University of Nottingham) and John Fagg (University of Birmingham)

9.30 – 10.45 – KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Leon Jackson (University of South Carolina) – “Exposing Periodicals: Moral Failure, Knowledge Networks, and Serial Culture in Antebellum America”

10.45 – 11.00 – COFFEE BREAK

11.00 – 1.00 – PANEL 1: THE AMERICAN PERIODICAL IN ITS LOCAL, NATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL CONTEXT
Chair: John Fagg (University of Birmingham)
Robb Haberman (Colby College, Maine) – “Representing Local Communities as the Nation: Magazines in Post-Revolutionary America”
Alpen Razi (University of Toronto) – “Coloured Citizens of the World: ‘Incendiary’ Black Periodicals and the Transatlantic Public Sphere”
Christa Holm Vogelius (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) – “‘Keramos’ in Harper’s: The Contexts of Global Collection”
Bob Nicholson (University of Manchester) – “The Journey of a Joke: Uncovering a Transatlantic Knowledge Network”

1.00 – 2.00 – LUNCH

2.00 – 4.00 – PANEL 2: AMERICAN PERIODICALS IN THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH AND THE CIVIL WAR
Chair: Graham Thompson (University of Nottingham)
Anna Luker Gilding (King’s College London) – “Preserving Sentiments: 1830s American Women’s Magazines and Antebellum Print Culture”
Ian Beamish (Johns Hopkins University) – “Professionalizing Plantership: The Southern Agriculturalist and Reputation in South Carolina, 1828 – 1840”
Rebecca Entel (Cornell College, Iowa) – “Writing ‘En Masse’: Louisa May Alcott’s Civil War Experience and The Commonwealth”
Becca Weir (University of Cambridge) – “Poems in the Press: Verse, War, and the Culture of Reprinting”

4.00 – 4.15 – COFFEE BREAK

4.15 – 5.45 – ROUNDTABLE: PRINT CULTURE IN PRACTICE: FIRST-HAND PERSPECTIVES ON ARCHIVES, METHODOLOGIES, AND MAGAZINES
Moderators: Matthew Pethers and Robin Vandome
Chris Cotton (Product Manager, Proquest, American Periodicals Series Online)
Adam Farquhar (Head of Digital Library Technology, British Library)
Clare Horrocks (Liverpool John Moores University)
James Mussell (University of Birmingham)
Steven O’Brien (Editor, The London Magazine)

5.45 – 7.00 – DRINKS IN STAFF CLUB

7.00 – DINNER

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