Konferenz: Consumerism and Prestige – The Materiality of Literature in the Postindustrial Age

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Time: : 30th June / 1st July
Place : FU Berlin
Organisation and ContactDr. Bernhard Metz

Programm

This workshop will explore the relationship between consumerism and prestige by examining how the material properties of books (such as the cover, binding, typography, and paper stock) reflect and perhaps even influence their cultural status.Beginning in the nineteenth century, printing and binding became cheaper, faster, and more easily accessible than ever before, which increased the demand for new content and lowered the cultural entrance level, resulting in the expansion of popular or trivial literature as well as a wide range of new formats, such as dime novels, pulp magazines, and paperbacks.

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Unform. Epistemologien des Romans

Zeit: 17. Juni 2016
Ort: Freie Universität Berlin
bücher
All I Need To Survive       CC BY 2.0
Konzept und Organisation: Jan Lietz (FU Berlin), Wolfgang Hottner (HU Berlin), Adrian Renner (Yale University)

In Kooperation der Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien (FU Berlin) und des PhD-Net. Das Wissen der Literatur (HU Berlin), fand der Workshop Unform. Epistemologien des Romans am 17. Juni 2016 an der Freien Universität Berlin statt. Über vierzig Interessentinnen und Interessenten nahmen an den fünf Vorträgen und den anschließenden Diskussionen teil.

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