Gender and/as Literary Currency in the Anglophone Bookmarket

Mo04Dez(Dez 4)9:30Mi06(Dez 6)12:00Gender and/as Literary Currency in the Anglophone BookmarketVeranstaltungsartSymposium

Details

Organised by Caroline Kögler, Research Area 4 “Literary Currencies”.

The international symposium will examine the relationship between gender and ‘literary currency’ in the context of a globalised, anglophone book industry. Six presentations will explore the interface between gender, literature, the book market and such phenomena as children’s literature, translation, legal requirements for the book trade, reading, climate fiction, and theatre. As will be discussed, when gender becomes a ‘currency,’ this also has intersectional dimensions where ‘gender’ overlaps with aspects of race, age and sexuality. The event will be rounded off with a plenary discussion of excerpts from Alexandra Dane’s White Literary Taste Production in Contemporary Book Culture (2023).

Programme

Monday, 4 December 2023

9:30 | Meeting of the Research Group


from 11:30 | Coffee


12:00 | Caroline Kögler (Freie Universität Berlin / EXC 2020): Welcome


12:15 | Panel One

Melinda Harvey and Michelle Smith (Monash University Melbourne): Children’s and YA Literature and The Stella Count

Corinna Norrick-Rühl (Universität Münster) & Dr. Melinda Harvey (Monash University Melbourne): The Miles Franklin Award and the Economy of Prestige in Translation 

Wanda Kaufmann (Universität Münster): “Books Are Different”: Literary Quality as a Gendered Phenomenon in the Case against the Net Book Agreement


14:00 | Catered Lunch Break


15:00 | Panel Two

Hayley Toth (Newcastle University): Gendered Practices of Reading Postcolonial Literature

Sophia Brown (Freie Universität Berlin): Displacement, Gender and Categorising Climate Fiction: A Case Study of Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones

Lianna Mark (LMU München): “Don’t pretend this is about anything grander than getting your fucking play on”: Gender as Cultural Market Currency in Contemporary British Theatre


16:45 | Coffee Break


17:15 | Plenary Discussion of Circulated Text

Alexandra Dane: White Literary Taste Production in Contemporary Book Culture (2023): Introduction & Chapter “White Feminist Solipsism and Women’s Literary Awards”


18:15 | Closing Remark


from 19:00 | Dinner

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

09:30 – 17:30 | Meeting of the Research Group (internal)

Freie Universität Berlin
EXC 2020 “Temporal Communities”
Room 00.07 
Otto-von-Simson-Straße 15
14195 Berlin

Wednesday, 6 December 2023

10:00 – 12:00 | Melinda Harvey Guest Co-Teaching with Caroline Kögler: “Re-Thinking Diversity in Publishing” and the “Stella-Count”

Freie Universität Berlin
Silberlaube
Room KL 29/237 
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin

Time & Location

Dec 04, 2023 | 12:00 PM – 06:30 PM

Location: 4 December 2023
Freie Universität Berlin
Silberlaube
Room L 115
Otto-von Simson-Straße 26

Location: 5 December 2023
Freie Universität Berlin
EXC 2020 “Temporal Communities”
Room 00.07
Otto-von-Simson-Straße 15
14195 Berlin

Location: 6 December 2023
Freie Universität Berlin
Silberlaube
Room KL 29/237
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin

Further Information

Please register by 1 December, 2023: Caroline Kögler prizeworthiness@temporal-communities.de. A confirmation email will be sent after the registration deadline has passed.

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Zeit

4. Dezember 2023 9:30 - 6. Dezember 2023 12:00(GMT+02:00)

Freie Universität Berlin

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin