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Modernizing Empires: Enlightenment, Nationalist Vanguards and Non-Western Literary Modernities

Project description

Comparing vocabulary and narrative models in non-western empires

Cultural reforms, linguistic renewal and literary renaissance in the empires of Russia, Turkey and Japan created a shared historical experience that resulted in common intellectual vocabulary and narrative models. To prove this, the EU-funded NONWESTLIT project will develop a comparative model, designing a polycentric and plural map of literary modernity to investigate structural similarities between the three traditions. The project will apply multi-method research combining qualitative and quantitative approaches. Moreover, it will perform historical and literary comparisons between the emerging national literary systems, mapping transnational networks of narrative strategies, conceptual systems and translation practices. The findings will benefit digital humanities in non-western and multilingual comparative research and make unknown literary texts available and accessible.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 457 660

Beneficiaries (2)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 457 660
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOC UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

Turkey
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rumeli Feneri Yolu Sariyer
34450 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments