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The Arts of Autonomy: Pamphleteering, Popular Philology, and the Public Sphere, 1988-2018

Project description

Unfolding the legacy of pamphleteering

Since the early Enlightenment and throughout history, pamphlets have been printed and distributed in hopes of shaping public opinion with ideological texts. The pamphlet has been at the forefront of major philosophical, social and political transformations, as well as processes of (de-)democratisation and (de-)colonisation. For instance, since the fall of the Berlin Wall, pamphleteering has re-emerged as a vital transformative and polemical force in liberal Western societies, prompting often-polarised discussions of contentious issues. The EU-funded ArtsAutonomy project will study pamphletary events, including analytic 'slices' of evolving public opinion on pamphletary statements, as recorded in transcripts of public deliberations, open letters, online commentary, user and consumer feedback, and social media.

Host institution

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 229 665,00
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 229 665,00
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00