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Networks and Visual Seriality in Mass-Market Print Culture – International Conference

From 29 April 2024
to 30 April 2024

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In April 2024, KBR and KU Leuven organise a joint event for the closing of the ARTPRESSE project. This project is a Brain-be 2.0 research project offering an intermedial study of Belgian art as a networked structure as seen through the lens of mass media magazines in the interbellum years. The conference is a collaboration collaboration between the ARTPRESSE projects and PopHeritage (Belspo/FED-twin), KBR and KULeuven.

Covering a period that stretches from after the First World War to the 1960s, this conference invites for new perspectives on European popular serial culture in print, its diverse forms and its media networks in the 20th century, as well as on the archival and curatorial approaches to this type of print heritage.

This conference proposes to approach this miscellaneous array through the prism of two interrelated concepts – networks and seriality – that describe and capture relationships, connections, and dialogues amidst the vibrant diversity of mass-market print culture. Taken together, defined in an open and encompassing way, these two concepts are opening new avenues for research into periodical cultures.



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Keynote speakers

  • Vincent Fröhlich, University of Marburg
  • Evanghélia Stead, Université Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  • Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Université de Genève



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