Print Cultures in the American West
The Halcyon Series, Number 24
The North American West - broadly conceived - remains a relatively uncharted frontier for the rapidly growing field of "print culture," also known as the "history of the book." Yet this region, with its polyglot populations and its complicated relationships to eastern print centers, offers fertile ground for new study. Print Cultures in the American West seeks to showcase today's scholarly approaches, applied to what a previous generation's scholars called "virgin land."
The Nevada Humanities Committee and the University of Nevada Press will publish Print Cultures in the American West in 2002. It will join other volumes in the Halcyon series, including Western Technological Landscapes (1998) and Western Migrations (2001). Since 1979, Halcyon has published articles accessible to a range of readers in the public humanities.
We welcome contributions from a variety of disciplines: history, literature and criticism, graphic arts, anthropology, and other fields in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and sciences. Contributions might explore (but are not limited to): the nature of authorship, publishing, and bookselling in the West; historical and contemporary readers and reading communities; ethnic and foreign-language publishing, authorship, and reading; fine printing and book arts; periodical and newspaper publishing; labor, capital, and technology in the print trades; print cultures in specific places; and the relationships between western and eastern print cultures.
Manuscripts typically run no more than 25 double-spaced pages. Submit three copies of the manuscript. Because Halcyon employs blind peer review, author information (name, address, phone number, and email) should appear only on the cover sheet. The deadline for receipt of manuscripts is April 1, 2001.
Prospective contributors may query the editor. Send manuscripts to Scott E. Casper (address below).
Scott E. Casper, Editor _Halcyon_ Series
Department of History/308
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557
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