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Broadside Day

  • Date: 23rd Feb 2019
  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • Organiser: EFDSS, Traditional Song Forum, University of Strathclyde
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“The Broadside Day is our annual one-day conference covering street literature in all its fascinating aspects – broadsides, chapbooks, songsters, woodcuts, engravings, last-dying speeches, catchpennies, wonder-tales, almanacs, fortune-tellers, and all kinds of cheap printed material sold to ordinary people in city streets, at country fairs, and from pedlar’s packs up and down the country in past centuries.

This year the conference is being hosted by the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Glasgow has a strong history of street literature publication, and we would like to encourage submissions on local themes. These may include:

-Forms of print
-The subjects of the print (songs, stories and news items)
-Authors
-Printers
-Street-sellers
-Printing techniques
-Street literature and literacy
-Street literature as entertainment
-Propaganda and dissent”