HomePrinting and misprinting: Typographical mistakes and publishers’ corrections (1450-1600)

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Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

This one-day symposium – opening with a keynote lecture by Anthony Grafton (Princeton) – aims to explore the notions of typos and manuscript or stop-press emendations in early modern print shops. Building on Grafton’s seminal work, scholars are invited to present new evidence on what we can learn from misprints in relation to publishers’ practices, printing and pre-publication procedures, and editorial strategies between 1450 and 1600.

Announcement

Lincoln College, Oxford, 20 April 2018

Convenors: Geri Della Rocca and Paolo Sachet

Argument

This one-day symposium – opening with a keynote lecture by Anthony Grafton (Princeton) – aims to explore the notions of typos and manuscript or stop-press emendations in early modern print shops. Building on Grafton’s seminal work, scholars are invited to present new evidence on what we can learn from misprints in relation to publishers’ practices, printing and pre-publication procedures, and editorial strategies between 1450 and 1600. The subjects of investigation may include texts, images or mise en page, of both incunabula and sixteenth-century books issued in and outside Europe, stretching from the output of humanist printers to wide-ranging vernacular publications. Particularly welcomed are case studies and comparative analysis of: manuscripts, proof sheets or printed copies retaining publisher’s preparatory interventions for a new edition; extant copies of a faulty edition which was corrected by the publisher more or less systematically; different faulty editions by the same publisher and/or of the same text; developments of printed errata; contemporary sources (e.g. paratextual material, scholarly correspondence and treatises) discussing typographical mistakes and publisher’s corrections.

Submission guidelines

This call is open to established and early career scholars as well as PhD candidates. Papers must be delivered in English, not exceeding 20 minutes in length. If you wish to take part in this conference, please send your CV and proposal (max 300 words) to printing.misprinting@gmail.com

no later than 16th October 2017.

Comité de sélection

  • Geri Della Rocca de Candal (Oxford, Licoln College)
  • Paolo Sachet (Istituto di Studi Italiani, University of Lugano)
  • Anthony Grafton (Princeton)

Places

  • Lincoln College - Turl Sreet
    Oxford, Britain

Date(s)

  • Monday, October 16, 2017

Keywords

  • livre, philologie, histoire culturelle

Contact(s)

  • Paolo Sachet
    courriel : p_sachet [at] yahoo [dot] it

Information source

  • Paolo Sachet
    courriel : p_sachet [at] yahoo [dot] it

To cite this announcement

« Printing and misprinting: Typographical mistakes and publishers’ corrections (1450-1600) », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, https://calenda.org/409029

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