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House Styles: Pulp, Periodicals, Publishing

From the little magazines that gave a slew of early-twentieth-century authors their starts to the grassroots periodicals and zines of the 1970s that reintroduced forgotten or out-of-print writings, periodicals have consistently served as counter- and sub-cultural venues for literary production. This panel will consider the intersections between print cultural forms, mechanisms of dissemination, and the constitution of evolving twentieth-century literary canons and tastes. We welcome work on modernist and mid-century print cultures (periodicals, pulps, and beyond); the relation between public/“lay” consumption of mass-cultural forms and the institutionalization of texts as literary art; and the print processes that underlie institutional endorsement of literary genres, epochs, and tastes.

Please send 250-300 word abstracts and a brief bio to Alec Pollak ( by March 13th, 2020.

Conference Location: Brooklyn, USA
Conference Starts: October 22, 2020
Conference Ends: October 25, 2020

CFP Submission Deadline: March 13, 2020

For more information, contact: Alec Pollak