Print, Public Readership, and Alternative Literary Modernities

Країна: Канада

Місто: Calgary

Тези до: 15.12.2015

Дати: 28.05.16 — 30.05.16

Область наук: Культурологія;

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: ‎

Організатори: University of Alberta


Along with the progress of the European Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, literature was ‎commercialized and extensively printed for common readers, popular fiction expanded, and public ‎readership developed all as markers of literary modernity. However, the European literary modernity ‎is not the sole instance of print enculturation and communal readership. For instance, print and ‎vernacular fiction expanded respectively under the Song (10th -13th centuries) and the Ming (14th-17th ‎centuries) in China, and Latin Americans developed non-metropolitan presses and communal ‎subjectivities in the latter half of the 18th century. More importantly, far from being the exemplar, the ‎European literary modernity has been recast, domesticated, localized, translated, and adapted to the ‎material circumstances of non-European communities as they have formed their cultures of print and ‎communities of readership during the 19th century and afterwards. With a view of the antecedent ‎instances of literary modernization and the extensive recastings involved in literary modernities ‎outside Europe, this panel seeks contributions that describe   • modernization, advancement in press, and the rise of public readership of literature,‎ • print cultures, literary modernities, and formation of nation-states,‎ • vernacularization of language, rise of literacy, and democratization of literature,‎ • women’s press, female readership and writership, and modern cultural citizenship,‎ • printing popular literature and embourgeoisement of culture,‎ • print, trans-regionalism, and the conception of modern (national) subjectivities,‎ • print, production of world literature, and defining modern (national) identities,‎ • print, production of pre-modern literature, and formation of literary modern-ness,‎   as publication, collective readership, and modern literariness have developed in communities across ‎Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Submission from disciplines other than Comparative ‎Literature are also welcome.‎

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