Seminar: Roger Chartier

Roger Chartier, now at the University of Pennsylvania
Roger Chartier, now at the University of Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, April 2, 1985

Popular Print Culture in Early Modern Societies
Roger Chartier, Centre de Recherches Historiques, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, now at the University of Pennsylvania

On the basis of several case studies, this seminar discussed the concept of popular culture and considered forms of early modern popular culture in the context of the shift from thematic and quantitative analysis of cultural materials to study of their uses and appropriations by different social or cultural groups. It also suggested a critical reappraisal of the concepts, dichotomies, and periodizations traditionally accepted by students of modern cultural history, focusing on the forms and uses of popular culture from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Participants linked the histories of texts, printed materials, and reading.

Participants

Ralph Austin, University of Chicago
Keith Baker, University of Chicago
Richard Clement, University of Chicago
Shannon Hackett, Northwestern University
Annd Hedeman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mark Johnston, Illinois State University
Jane McKeever, University of Chicago
Andrew McKenna, Loyola University Chicago
Camilla Nilles, Marquette University
Michael Phayer, Marquette University
William Roberts, Northwestern University
Julius Ruff, Marquette University
John Salvatore, Illinois State University
Tilde Sankovitch, Northwestern University
Kyle Sessions, Illinois State University
Andrew Suozzo, DePaul University
Marie-Odile Sweetser, University of Illinois at Chicago
Barry Wind, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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