Workshop 1: Reflection on Theoretical and Methodological Points of Departure

Universiteit GentThis workshop has been devoted to the theoretical and methodological issues involved in the project in order to design a sound framework for the case studies on cultural transfer in the literary field. Eminent speakers have been invited to focus on problems of studying literature as a field. One point of interest has been the question of autonomy, which comprises a number of sub-questions, including how to understand and study the relationship between the literary field and other social spheres, how to understand and study the dynamics within the literary field and the exchanges between literatures, how to understand and study the relationship between positions and position-takings, etc. Speakers have been invited to deal with these theoretical issues not as such but in relation to concrete research strategies.