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[Commlist] Call for papers: The cultural value of the e-Book

Mon Jun 03 14:29:11 GMT 2019

*Call for papers (Reminder)*

*_The Cultural Value of the e-Book_*

*Authorship, Publishing & Consumption in the Digital Age*

*23rd October 2019 *

*Birmingham City University*

Organised by the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR), this symposium addresses the status of the book, its economics, culture and the practices associated with publishing in the digital age. The event seeks to address the following key questions:

* How have the e-reader and other digital media impacted on the economics, cultural meaning, and status of the book?

* How has the digitization of the book impacted on the practices of authors, readers, publishers and cultural intermediaries?

* What comparisons might be drawn between the production and consumption of the book and other fields of culture after the digital turn?

*We encourage submissions from scholars across all areas of media and cultural research. Topics may include (but are not limited to):*

* Production, circulation and consumption of the digital book

* The economic and symbolic meanings and value of the e-book

* Cultural Intermediaries and the production of cultural value

* Literacy, taste and social identity in the digital age

* Digital self-publishing and DIY culture

* The relationship and comparisons of the digital book with other cultural fields

Presentations should be no more than 15 minutes long. Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words and a short biography to (Christian.moerken /at/ by *30^th of June*


*It is planned to * *publish an edited volume from the conference with Peter Lang Ltd as part of the new CPHC Series.*

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