“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
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Excited and nervous for next week's Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America's Library History Seminar XII: Libraries in the History of Print Culture conference in Madison!
I'm presenting my summer project, a paper titled "Meta-Radicalism: The Alternative Press by and for Activist Librarians" on the Revolting Librarians in Action panel Friday, and I am really happy to hear Jan Radway present the plenary, "Can the Underground be Saved?: Girl Zines, the Librarians Who Love Them, and the Reconfiguration of the Literary Sphere." The full conference program looks lovely and is up here.
The world of modern and contemporary print culture is the scholarship that I am most intrigued by, and when you add libraries in it's even more appealing to all of my research interests. I am trying to limit the times that I write the word excited in this post, but really there's no better word to describe how I feel about this conference. Other than petrified, perhaps! Wish me luck!
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