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You are cordially invited to three master classes on the forms and functions of punctuation in Late Middle English and Early Modern English. The classes will present three very different perspectives on punctuation, which remains an understudied area. The classes will be relevant to anyone working on historical texts, also non-English ones, not only for the theoretical perspectives on whether punctuation is prosodic or syntactic, but also because editors (and corpus compilers) have a long history of suppressing what punctuation marks are present in the historical source materials themselves.
The event is in part financed by LingPhil, in part by ILOS, which funding is gratefully acknowledged.
To understand the means and ends of readers being positioned as observers in multimodal texts, it is fruitful to take a closer look at crucial constellations within historical print cultures. The Weimar Republic periodical Die literarische Welt (1925-1933) turns to the reader as a 'literary citizen', presenting a panoramic view and a polyphonous forum of conversation.
Gustav Frank, Professor of German Literature and Media Studies, gives an introduction into the field of periodical studies and asks about the complex interplays of literature and periodicals.
What are women’s contributions to European textual cultures and knowledge production? The main objective of this research project is to approach this question by offering a new, profound understanding of a period in European intellectual history when women played a significant role as cultural agents for the very first time.
Book History is an interdisciplinary field of research. We explore the role of the book as a material object, medium of literature and historically changing cultural artefact from theoretical, empirical and historical perspectives. Literature, in this context, goes beyond the poem, play or novel and comes to be seen as an expression of human culture more generally. Thus, Book History connects literary study with the sociology of text, textual criticism, cultural history and reception history.