Global Publishing and the Making of Literary Worlds: Translation, Media, and Mobility

Chancellor Green Stacks

Global Publishing and the Making of Literary Worlds:

Translation, Media, and Mobility

Online Early Career Conference
4-6 June 2021

Organized by the Princeton University's Fung Global Fellows Program, the International Comparative Literature Association, and Princeton University Press

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This online conference joins theoretical issues addressed by scholars and editors with practical workshops in global publishing led by publishers from the US and other parts of the world.  We expect this conference will break new ground intellectually as its practical publishing sessions offer information and advice to the next generation of scholars who face the ongoing challenges of a shrinking job market and complex publishing landscape.

This 3-day online conference will accommodate 250 registered early career participants (pre-tenure, post-doc, senior graduate student level) from around the world.  Registration requires uploading a book description and, if desired, also an abstract for a panel discussion on one of the conference themes.  A $50 fee covers the entire conference, including one-on-one coaching sessions offering publishing advice on the participant’s submitted book description. 

ICLA executive committee scholars, Princeton colleagues, and global publishers will serve as keynote speakers and panelists. Formats will include individual plenary speakers; panels of publishers, authors and translators; workshops; and one-on-one coaching sessions as mentioned above.

The conference organizers gratefully acknowledge the following Princeton co-sponsors: Department of Comparative Literature, Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication, University Center for Human Values, Humanities Council.