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Final Call for Papers: History of the Book: The Next Generation

                      Final Call for Papers:


         The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies at Drew University will
host the conference "History of the Book: The Next Generation" on Saturday,
16 September 2000.  This conference is open to scholars from all
disciplines, but it aims particularly to showcase innovative work by
graduate students and newer scholars.

         Abstracts (300 words maximum) should be sent by 1 February 2000
         Jonathan Rose
         Department of History
         Drew University
         Madison, NJ 07940, USA
         or e-mailed to: JEROSE@DREW.EDU

         Topics may include (but are not limited to) literacy, the common
reader, popular reading, the impact of particular books on culture,
textbooks and cultural controversy, libraries, illustrated books, banned
books, scroll to codex, the impact of printing technologies, electronic
publishing, mass publishing, book design and production, propaganda,
newspapers, hoaxes in print, and religious publishing.  Potential
presenters will be advised if their papers have been selected by 1 March

         This conference underwritten by a grant from the Gladys Krieble
Delmas Foundation, and is cosponsored by the graduate programs in Book
History and Modern History and Literature at Drew University, which is one
hour west of New York City.  For more information about Drew's graduate
programs, please contact gradm@drew.edu.

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