This website is dedicated to Peripheral Autonomy, a joint research initiative of three European universities.

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Studies on Cultural transfer and transmission is a continuation of the research programme on Peripheral Autonomy.


Within the global literary system smaller language communities hold a peripheral position. This presupposes a greater exposure to foreign influences and a stronger dependence on the cultural production in dominating languages. The project Peripheral autonomy?

25 November 2010 - Groningen

On 25 November 2010 we will organize the closing conference of the ‘Peripheral Autonomy?’-project.  But this 'closing' conference will not be a definitive end of the 'peripheral'! At this conference a research agenda for the study in cultural transmission and minor language areas will be formulated too. For that matter, it is also a follow up of the symposium in 2008.


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