Introducing the Eighteenth-Century Paratext Research Network!

Hi everyone! We’re very excited to announce the foundation of the Eighteenth-Century Paratext Research Network! Our aim is to bring together scholars with an interest in any aspect of eighteenth-century paratext – footnotes, epigraphs, titles, title-pages, indexes, contents lists, dedications, prefaces, images, image captions, chapter headings, the lot! If you’re working on paratext of any kind and in any discipline, we’d love to hear from you and to invite you to join our network using the contact details on our webpage. Please just send us your name, institution, and a few key-words to indicate the area(s) of paratext that you are most interested in. We’re very keen for our website to also feature a detailed bibliography of the most useful scholarship on eighteenth-century paratext, so would be especially grateful if you could send us any titles/references, links and/or other information that you find particularly helpful or interesting.

We would also like to feature blog posts (approx. 1000 words) authored by members of the group, so do please let us know if you have an idea for a post – we’d love to hear from you!

If you know of any forthcoming events that may be of interest to other paratextual scholars within the network then we’d be delighted to hear from you so we can include these on our website. Likewise, if you know of any scholars or organisations who might want to get involved, by all means feel free to pass on this information.

We very much look forward to hearing from you!

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