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[Commlist] Virtual Conference Periodical Print Media outside the Mainstream

Fri Jan 22 14:07:04 GMT 2021

Below is the programme for the upcoming postgraduate conference “Off the Radar: Periodical Print Media Outside Mainstream Culture, 1800 – Today” on 30/31 January, hosted by the English and Comparative Literature Departments at Goettingen University, Germany. If you would like to join us, please send an email to (sabina.fazli /at/ <mailto:(sabina.fazli /at/> or (frnewton /at/ <mailto:(frnewton /at/> to receive a Zoom invite.

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*Saturday, 30 January*

*3-3:15 pm*

*Opening*remarks by the organisers

Welcome by Professor Barbara Schaff, Chair of English Language and Literature, Göttingen University

*3:15-4:15 pm*


Ian Afflerbach, University of North Georgia, USA

“Science Fiction Pulps and Popular Culture”

4:15-4:30 pm    Coffee break

*4:30-5:30 pm*

*Session I Periodical Avant-gardes*

Barbara Winckler, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

“What defines ‘Mainstream’ vs. ‘Niche’ Journal? The Beirut-based journal /al-Marʾa al-Jadīda/ (/The New Woman/; 1921-27) as an Example: Editors, Authors and Readers – Political and Social Views – Archiving Practices”

Sabrina Czelustek, Leibniz University, Hanover, Germany

“The Avant-garde Scrapbook”

5:30-5:45 pm    Coffee break

*5:45-6:45 pm*

*Session II Navigating Periodical Mainstreams and Niches*

Alice Morin, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

“From Underground to Mainstream? Influences and Convergences in/of /Andy Warhol's Interview/’s editorial formula”

Matina Paraskeva, University of Patras, Greece

“Wandering Words: The Case of the Greek Periodical /Πλανόδιον/(/Plan//ό//dion/)”

*Sunday, 31 January*


*2-3:30 pm*

*Session III Minorities and Periodical Communities*

Moritz Bauerfeind, Basel University, Switzerland

“The Periphery in the Periphery – The Beginning of Jewish Reformed Press in Bavaria”

Hanna Sellheim, Göttingen University, Germany

“Elias Boudinot’s writings in the /Cherokee Phoenix/ as Counter-Discourse of Justice”

Liam Young, Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Canada

“The Lottery of Death: Cattle Plague, Trichinosis, and Vegetarian Periodicals in the 1860s”

3:30-3:45 pm    Coffee break

*3:45-5:15 pm*

*Session IV Mapping Spaces: Identity, Nation, and Place*

Avani Tandon Vieira, University of Cambridge, UK

“‘Like Cartographers Mapping the City’: Geographic Negotiations and Indian Literary Subcultures”

Elena Ogliari, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, Italy

“Nationalist Periodicals for Juveniles in Ireland (1910-1920s): A Matter of Negotiation”

Sandra Meerwein, Mainz University, Germany

“/MOMENT/ – The Reconfiguration of Identity through ‘Translocality’”

5:15-5:30 pm    Coffee break

*5:30-6:30 pm*

*Putting Independent Print and Zines on the Radar*

Nina Prader, The Impossible Library, Hamburg, Germany

“Impossible Library Practices”

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