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Textuality and Diversity: A Literary History of Europe and its Global Connections, 1545-1659

Description du projet

Une compréhension plus approfondie de la diversité textuelle et socioculturelle

Le projet TextDiveGlobal, financé par le CER, étudiera un florilège de textes émanant des quatre coins du continent européen et du monde afin de produire une histoire littéraire interdisciplinaire de l’Europe et de ses connexions mondiales au cours de la période allant de la moitié du XVIe au milieu du XVIIe siècles. Il s’appuiera sur un large éventail de textes rédigés et découverts par les Européens, des codex mésoaméricains aux pièces néo-latines des jésuites, en passant par les discours de vive voix et les chansons populaires. Globalement, le projet cherche à comprendre comment la diversité textuelle et la diversité socioculturelle s’étayent l’une l’autre dans différents contextes et régions. Les principales réalisations comprendront une publication en deux volumes, une base de données d’informations et d’images sur les documents ainsi qu’une série de séminaires organisés en Europe et aux États-Unis.

Objectif

This five-year programme of investigation of 52 textual corpora includes Mesoamerican codices, Jesuit neo-Latin plays, popular songs, Kongolese documents in Portuguese, Cervantes’ works, examples of live speech from archives, and many others. It will produce an interdisciplinary literary history of Europe and its global connections for the period between the mid-sixteenth and mid-seventeenth centuries. The Reformation had fragmented Christendom into differing religious identities. Europeans were multiplying encounters with peoples and cultures in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. TextDiveGlobal challenges the legacy of nineteenth-century European literary-historical scholarship insofar as it durably organised the textual heritage connected with Europe from the perspective of distinct western European national literary canons and histories, and the comparisons and relations between them. Using analytical and linguistic-geographical criteria, it selects a wide and multilingual range of textual objects and forms both made and encountered by Europeans, in relation to spaces from Mexico to China, and events from the Church Council of Trent (1545) to the diplomatic Treaty of the Pyrenees (1659). The objective is to understand how textual and sociocultural diversity inform one another in different contexts and regions of this multifarious world. The methodology is a global-historical anthropology of texts grouped into corpora assembled on four interrelated principles: works, forms, spaces, events. Outputs include a two-volume summa (Oxford University Press), a database of information and images relating to the corpora, and a series of seminars across the USA and Europe. In each of five year-long phases of the research, a sub-team of experts and PDRFs will meet with the PI across the year, in weekly meetings and in two formal workshops. There will be small peer review groups across the phases; all events and draft chapters will be available to the whole group online.

Régime de financement

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Institution d’accueil

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 2 156 247,00
Adresse
327 MILE END ROAD
E1 4NS London
Royaume-Uni

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Région
London Inner London — East Tower Hamlets
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Coût total
€ 2 156 247,00

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