Colloquium | Médiatisation du Littéraire

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 5, 2012

Notwithstanding the focus on literature, there are art historical offerings, including a talk by Pierre-Henri Biger on hand fans, “L’éventail, moyen de propagation des oeuvres littéraires ou théâtrales.” -CH

Colloquium: La Médiatisation du Littéraire
Bordeaux 3 University, 24-25 May 2012

“Médiatisation”  is a term of recent onset, which refers to a reality very contemporary to societies where mass dissemination of information is based on various and often sophisticated technical supports. Literature today, with his “rentrée littéraire,” its prizes schedule, its hypersensitive writers or its institutional celebrations, has become one of the media phenomena. This seems obvious in a world so marked by immediacy of information, constant renewal of astonishment and escalation of surprises, albeit artificial. Applying this term to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is therefore primarily a voluntary anachronism, intended to destabilize our vision of our literary past and to provoke a reassessment of the emphasis on literature in the public and social life of classical Europe.

This colloquium is organized by the centre Europe classique  (CLARE-Cultures Littératures Arts Représentations Esthétiques)

The programme is available here»

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