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An Exploration into a phenomenon called literary festivals with the case of Passa Porta
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An Exploration into a phenomenon called literary festivals with the case of Passa Porta

Popular with writers and intellectuals as well as readers and fans of texts, from coffee houses of the 18th and 19th centuries to big gatherings with tents in summer in the 20th century to online festivals under the pandemic last year, literary events have long been thought to be the heartbeat of culture. But what is exactly meant by it when we talk about a literary event? What can they bring in? What do they require? With them or without them, how would reading and writing evolve? What kind of communities can they form? How do they vary from a society to another one? Continue reading

One book (on history), two lessons (for cultural studies)
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One book (on history), two lessons (for cultural studies)

Pierre Nora, best known for his research on memory (he coined the notion of “places of memory”), defines himself as follows: “I am not what is called a great historian, but I served history”. But there is more to learn in these pages, a self-edited anthology covering more than three decades of intellectual work and commitment, than this admirable mix of modesty and pride. Continue reading

AIPI Summer School Ricerca a fumetti: generi, forme, declinazioni (“Comics research: genres, forms, declinations”)
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AIPI Summer School Ricerca a fumetti: generi, forme, declinazioni (“Comics research: genres, forms, declinations”)

The AIPI School will be held at the Universiteit Gent (Belgium) from 12 to 15 July 2021 and was created with the idea of bringing together early career researchers (doctoral or postdoctoral level) and include them into a recently created network of scholars working on Italian comics (SnIF: Searching’n Investigating Fumetti). Continue reading

“Euro Noir: Transcultural Identities in European Popular Crime Narratives”: Enroll now!
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“Euro Noir: Transcultural Identities in European Popular Crime Narratives”: Enroll now!

The crime genre, arguably the most popular narrative genre in Europe, is an ideal object of study for evaluating how the process of Europeanisation has impacted the forms of cultural production, distribution and reception. Have you ever wondered what has made crime narratives so popular throughout Europe? If yes, this course is a perfect fit for you! Continue reading