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EDPOP: The European Dimensions of Popular Print Culture


24 - 25 November 2016
Utrecht University (Netherlands)

European Narrative Literature in the Early Period of Print

Although narrative texts are a relatively small part of the total book production in the early period of print (c. 1470 – c. 1550), they are a cross-European phenomenon of great importance for our understanding of literary history in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A conference devoted to these texts will take place in Utrecht, 24-25 November, 2016. We intend to focus on the general features of printed narrative texts in the various linguistic areas. These characteristics may be highlighted by means of case studies and/or by adopting a comparative approach. The organizing committee invites proposals for papers (20 minutes, in English, French or German) on this topic.

A volume of proceedings is anticipated. Please submit a proposal (200 words, in English, French or German) by April 15, 2016 to r.m.schlusemann@uu.nl.