27th January (RMa Day), 28th to 29th January (Conference) 2016, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
The aim of this event is to explore the (trans)formation of cultural hierarchies in Western literatures during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. More specifically, we want to reexamine the boundaries and interactions between low, middle and high culture, paying special attention to how middlebrow culture developed as a distinct cultural sphere somewhere in between high and low, with its own protocols and practices.
The seminar is organised by the Dutch Research School for Literary Studies (OSL), in collaboration with the NWO project group 'Dutch Middlebrow Literature' (University of Groningen/Radboud University Nijmegen/Open University in the Netherlands).
Speakers include: Nicola Humble (University of Roehampton), Chris Baldick (Goldsmiths College, University of London) and Tom Perrin (Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama).