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Call for Articles: The Materiality of Writing


Contributions are invited for a volume to be edited by Eve Rosenhaft and Helga Müllneritsch and published under the imprint of the Eighteenth-Century Worlds Research Centre at the University of Liverpool.

Recent research in a range of fields – ‘literatory life’, ‘the little tools of knowledge’, practices of state-making and bureaucracy, the documentation of personal identity, the uses of the pen in private and domestic contexts such as letter-writing, the shapings of domestic space and material culture, to name a few – have sparked interest in the act (or labour) of writing as an everyday practice that involves very particular interactions between mind, body, place and technology. This volume will bring together new research that allows us to reflect on how a ‘material’ approach to the uses of the pen might help us to understand the processes through which meaning and modernity were constructed in the long 18th century.


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