The Open University Book History Research Group Seminar

"Literature and Copyright"

This season’s seminars will examine the intersection between literature and regimes and concepts of intellectual property and “proprietorship” across a broad range of historical periods. Speakers will ask questions such as: how have copyright regimes affected the process of authorial canon formation? What impact have different intellectual property regimes had upon print circulation, both within and beyond national boundaries? How has copyright legislation affected the formation and constitution of reading audiences, the creation of new modes and genres, and the circulation of existing ones?

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Organisers

Dr Edmund G. C. King, Research Fellow in English, The Reading Experience Database, 1450-1945 (RED), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University, Email: Edmund.King@open.ac.uk

Dr Jonathan Gibson, Senior Lecturer in English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University, Email: Jonathan.Gibson@open.ac.uk.

Book History at The Open University.