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SHARP Panels at AHA/Chicago

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
cordially invites you to attend the panel sessions we are sponsoring at the
upcoming American Historical Association convention, which will meet in
Chicago from 6-9 January 2000.  All sessions will be held at the Chicago
Marriott Hotel:

Session 1: Library Records as a Touchstone of American Culture
        Friday, 7 January, 9:30-11:30 am, State Room

Chair: James Danky, State Historical Society of Wisconsin

"Antebellum Southern Readers of Historical Fiction: A Study of Circulating
Records of Libraries in Richmond and New Orleans"
        Emily B. Todd, Westfield State College

"In Good Company: Family and Friends as Reading Communities of the Past"
        Christine Pawley, Center for the History of Print Culture in            Modern

"Collecting Contested Titles: Controversial Books in Rural Midwest
Libraries, 1890-1956"
        Wayne A. Wiegand, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Comment: Scott Casper, University of Nevada at Reno

Session 2: Popular Literature and Readers in Early Modern Print Cultures
        Saturday, 8 January, 9:30-11:30 am, State Room

Chair: Bradford Verter, Williams College

"How Can We Know What Women Read in Early Modern England?"
        Erica Longfellow, University of Oxford, Lincoln College

"Newspapers and Natives: The Construction of the North American Indian
Image in the British Public Arena, 1754-83"
        Troy Bickham, University of Oxford, Somerville College

"Almanacs and Their Readers: A Case Study of Literacy in Late Imperial
        Margaret Foley, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Comment: Larry Sullivan, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City
University of New York

Session 3: Authors, Publishers, and the State: The Nineteenth-Century
Publishing Revolution
        Sunday, 9 January, 8:30-10:30 am, Streeterville Room

Chair: Joy A. Kingsolver, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies

"`Printers are Better than Booksellers': Bradbury & Evans and the Personal
Politics of Mid-Victorian Publishing"
        Patrick Leary, Indiana University

"From Wetnurse to Midwife of the Author: The Rise of the Editeur in France"
        Christine Haynes, University of Chicago

"A Battle over Books: Textbook Publishers and the State in
Nineteenth-Century Japan"
        Giles Richter, Columbia University

Comment: Jonathan Rose, Drew University

Session 4: Discovering the American Common Reader, 1780-1861
        Sunday, 9 January, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Houston Room

Chair: Thomas Augst, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis

"Shared Reading Practices and Heterosocial Interaction in the Early
American Republic"
        Lucia McMahon, Rutgers University

"Commonplace Books and the Uses of Print in the Old South"
        Isabelle Lehuu, Universite de Quebec a Montreal

"Out of the Armchair and into the Archives: Using Historical Informants'
Diaries and Letters to Study Reading in Antebellum New England"
        Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray, Georgia State                University

Comment: Robert A. Gross, College of William and Mary

        To attend Session 4, you must register for the AHA convention.  With that
exception, all panels are free and open to the general public. You need not
be a member of SHARP or the AHA to attend.


Peter D. Verheyen
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