Week in Review – 8 May

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London’s Outrage punk fanzine

My object of the week comes from Jon Savage’s article ‘Fanzines: the purest explosion of British punk‘, which showcases objects that will be on display in the British Library show, Punk 1976-1978Savage’s descriptions of ‘handwritten articles, stark montages and jagged juxtapositions of image and text’ are highly suggestive of the relationship between the production of assemblage and individuals’ creative responses to contemporary musical, artistic, and literary culture – as appropriate to the construction of punk fanzines as they were to Ellen Warter’s documentation of the Brontes in the late nineteenth century.

Other CFPs, podcasts, conferences and articles that caught my attention this week included:

The CFP for Household Gods: Religious Domesticity in Britain, 1700 to the present day

The CFP for Colonial Formations: Connections and Collisions

The wonderful Women in Book History Bibliography

The call for contributions for the book MATERIAL PRACTICES of ART AND DESIGN 

The CFP for Politics and Poetics of Friendship 

The CFP for Object Lessons and Nature Tables: Research Collaborations Between
Historians of Science and University Museum

The schedule for the Queer Asia 2016 Conference

Alison MacCormaic’s articleCarved in time: the craftwork legacy of the hunger strikes

The latest episode of the Hidden Histories podcast on ‘Unsex’d females’.

The CFP for the conference Place as Archive in 20th and 21st Century Literatures

This conference on Biographies & the Production of Space (Stuttgart, 19-21
May 16)


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