"Editor, Compiler, Author: Eighteenth-Century Newspapers and their Printers"
During the long eighteenth century, citizens of global empires read news, editorials, pamphlets excerpts, and advertisements mediated and often written by printers of newspapers. As compliers, editors, and authors, colonial printers figured prominently in shaping perceptions of events and informed local readers.
This panel invites proposals that focus upon new developments and directions in the rapidly expanding field of periodical culture in the Atlantic World, considering particularly the relationship of the printer to the printed word. Panelists may wish to focus on printing houses as town hubs, female printers as authors, reprinting and circulation of news, rumors and misinformation, connections between editors, and editors as authors. Papers may explore the methodological implications of authorship for using periodicals as historical and literary sources.
The deadline for proposals is September 15, 2013, the ASECS annual meeting is March 20-22, 2014 in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Lyon G. Tyler Department of History
The College of William and Mary
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