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Literature in Context

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Title Literature in Context
Period 01 / 2005 - unknown
Status Current
Research number OND1321389
Data Supplier Webiste ICG

Abstract

Today, most literary historians agree that literature cannot be studied without knowledge of the social and cultural context in which it was written. In this respect, literary history is a kind of cultural history. The broadening of the scope of literary history has in recent years resulted in research into elements that have left their traces on the production, distribution and reception of literature both in the past and in the present. This project focuses on the following themes: the intermediary in and infrastructure of cultural life; collectors and patronage; literary networks and (sub)cultures; biographies; and editions of literary and documentary texts.

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Project leader Prof.dr. E.A. Kuitert

Classification

A85000 Culture, philosophy of life and leisure activities
D36000 Language and literature studies

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