Well, it looks like my session proposal was accepted for next year’s meeting of ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies). Now I just need to toss out the hook of the CFP and hope that I get some bites.
Print Culture and Religion
How did the expansion of print culture in the eighteenth century affect religious beliefs, practices, and institutions? Conversely, how did religion affect the expansion of print culture? This session seeks 20-minute papers on the production, distribution, and reception of print in the eighteenth-century with an emphasis on religious materials, or responses to print framed in religious terms. Possible materials of interest might include but are not limited to sacred writings, hymnbooks, sermons, spiritual autobiographies, prayer books, moral tracts, or religious periodicals. I welcome papers from those working in a variety of languages and in a variety of national or religious traditions.