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. The empirical study of literature and the media. Current approaches and perspectives.

Susanne Janssen en Nel van Dijk (red.).

How do readers become involved in reading? What makes present-day readership different from readership in the eighteenth century? What are the functions of literature in a specofic society, and how do these functions change over time? How could book X be rejected when it appeared and nevertheless become a classic, whereas book Y was initially well received only to fall into oblivion later? It was not until the 1970s that such questions were seriously tackled by what is now referred to as theempirical study of literature. This challenging field of study unites scholars from a variety of disciplines - psychology, media and communication research, literary and cultural studies, sociology, pedagogics, text linguistics and literary history. They share a common interest in the empirical study of literature and exchange ideas and results through the institutional framework of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature (IGEL). In the past decade, research by IGEL-associated scholars has gone beyond written texts, since the most urgent questions in modern society concern the use and effects of a variety of media: How are people motivated and affected by these media? What are the short-term and long-term effects? How do the media change the way we deal with fiction? Et cetera.

This volume reflects the interdisciplinary character of the empirical study of literature, and its focus on the production, mediation, reception and post-processing of literary texts and other media offerings. Based on affinity with the work they have done in their own substantive area of empirical literary studies, seven eminent scholars were invited to prepare a chapter for this book: Els Andringa (The empirical study of literature: Its development and future), Wendy Griswold and Kathleen Hull (The burnished steel watch: What a sample of a single year's fiction indicates), Bettina Hurrelmann (Media in the everyday family life), Joost Kloek (Reconsidering the revolution), Keith Oatley (Meetings of minds) and Siegfried J. Schmidt (How to balance open accounts: Some requirements for a further development of the mpirical study of literature). Together their contributions give a vivid picture of current approaches and research interests in the empirical study of literature and the media, and they address the main developments, issues and perspectives in this dynamic field of research. ISBN 90-5613-033-11. Price 16 euro.

. Trends and strategies in the arts and cultural industries. A selection of papers presented at The Long Run, an international conference on long-term developments in the arts and cultural industries.

K. Ernst, M. Halbertsma and S. Janssen (editors).

Is empirical research on the arts and cultural industries by epistemological necessity focused on what's happening here and now, or what happened there and then? Are we condemned to scrutinise the world as it is, without taking notice of the heavenly shelters above us or the storms that gather in the distance? These questions provoked the Department for the Study of the Arts and Culture at Erasmus University Rotterdam to organise an international conference on long-term developments in the arts and cultural industries, The Long Run, in February 2000. Taking stock of what seem to be major concerns of hostorians, sociologists and economists studying the arts and cultural industries these days, three areas of interest in long-term developments are identified. Globalisation is definitely the most important issue, measured by the number of references. Shifting boundaries between state and market constitute another major area of interest in contemporary research. Developments leading to and beyond modernism are discussed in the third part of this volume. In the final part, the question of strategy is raised: how do actors - e.g. individual artists, companies in the music industry, and governments - respond to present conditions and long term developments, re-shaping the past and shaping the future of the arts and cultural industries? This volume features contributions of four keynote speakers to the conference and a selection of other papers. Richard A. Peterson analyses changing patterns in cultural consumption. Jesus P. Lorente examines the meaning of museums of contemporary art in pre-modern, modern and post-modern urban culture, Helmut K. Anheier makes a comparative analysis of the scale and structure of non-profit activity in Europe. David Throsby reflects on the concept of economic and cultural value in the working lives of creative artists. Other contributions are of Mark Banks (Wearing it out: Going global in small fashion firms); Ellen Hazelkorn (The dynamics of cultural production in Ireland: Economic strategy, digital technology and public policy making); Tain-Dow Lee (The globalisation of transnational media: Imaginary spheres and identity incorporation); Mary E. Footer (The liberalisation of international trade and the future of cultural industries); Ruth Towse ( Cultural Economies, copyright and the cultural industries); Susanne Burns (Dancing with figures: Changing patterns in the funding of dance in the United Kingdom between 1987 and 2000), Bradley Stauffer (The aggregate of small scale giving), Peter Tschmuck (From court composers to self-made men. An analysis of the changing socio-economic status of composers in Austria from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century); Philippe Coulangeon (French jazz musicians: From subculture to subsidy and social insurance); Eduardo de la Fuente ( The state, the market and the value of avant-garde goods: The case of modern and postmodern music); Ulrike Renz ('...To extend the ennobling influence of Art to ever-increasing circles...' Bourgeois culture and the fine arts in Hamburg during the late eighteenth and the nineteenth century); Julia Noordegraaf (From civilising instruments to service guides: Travel guides as intermediaries between the Boymans museum in Rotterdam and its audience, 1849-1935); John Street (The arts prize: Organising popular taste and influencing cultural policy); Wesley Shrum (The fringe of fortune: Cultural hierarchy in the long run); Derek Simons (The bureaucratic community: Community arts and professionalism); Richard NevilleVoase (The imagination rediscovered: Cultural consumption, postmodernisation and the future for live drame); Maaria Linko (Longing for authentic experiences: The subjective meaning of visual art for museum audiences and amateur artists); Nel van Dijk (Critical support, interviews and sidelines. Institutional factors that contribute to success in the art world); Olav Velthuis (Meaning of prices of art. Determining the value of contemporary artworks in Amsterdam galleries); Carol Wolkowitz (Home-located work in the cultural industries); Christopher Baily (Diversifying and focusing: How visual artists responded to Visual Arts UK); Micki McGee (The artist's way? Self-help and self-subsidy in an era of declining public funding for the arts); Mike Pokorney and John Sedgwick (Risk strategies and the profitability of film making: Warner Bros. in the 1930s); Martin Kretschmer, George Michael Klimis and Roger Wallis (The global music industry in the digital environment: A study of strategic intent and policy responses, 1996-2000) and Lee Marshall (the future of bootlegging: Current legal and technological pressures). Rotterdam, February 2000. 460 pages. ISBN 90-5613-061-7. Price 35 euro.

. De Droom van Christine. Christine de Pizan (ca 1365-ca 1430). Vertaling: Albertine Ponfoort. Christine de Pizan is de eerste vrouw in de wereldliteratuur die de politiek en de samenleving van haar eigen tijd kritisch onder de loep nam. De Droom van Christine is een prozawerk uit 1405. 154 pp. ISBN 90-73714-16-8. Verkoopprijs 16 euro.

. 'Zo men aan gemeenzaame vrienden gewoon is te schrijven'. De correspondentie van Rhijnvis Feith 1753-1824. J.C. Streng (red.). ISBN 90-73714-15-X. n.i.v.

. Veiled Images. Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood. A collection of nineteenth and early-twentieth century photographs and post cards with images of veiled women from North Africa, the Near and Middle East. ISBN 90-5613-015-3. Price 25 euro.

 

. For Modesty's Sake? Dr Gillian M. Vogelsang-Eastwood. Veiling has a long history which stretches back at least four thousand years, yet it is also currently one of the most controversial forms of clothing for women. This book explores the historical nature of veiling as well as explaining the various types of veils which can be found today. Examples of veils are presented which come from North Africa, the Near East, India, as well as the Far East. These garments have been worn by Christian, Jewish, as well as Muslim women. ISBN 90-5613-017-X. Nederlandse versie Sluiers Ontsluierd (ISBN 90-5613-020-X). 192 pages, large format, full-colour. Alleen Engelse versie nog leverbaar. Price: 40 euro.

 

. Tutankhamun Textiles and Clothing in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Dr. G.M. Vogelsang-Eastwood, with illustrations by M. Hense and K. Wilson. ISBN 90-5613-028-5. Price: 10 euro.

 

 

. Tutankhamun's Wardrobe. Garments from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Dr. G.M. Vogelsang-Eastwood, with illustrations by M. Hense and K. Wilson. Contents: Preface; Tutankhamun; Materials and decoration; Birds, beasts and plants on Tutankhamun's clothing; Tutankhamun's foreign garments; The king's wardrobe and Bibliography. 116 pp. full-colour, ISBN 90-5613-042-0. Price: 35 euro.

. Toetanchamon. Hendrikje M. Nouwens met illustraties van Martin Hense. 16 pp. geniet en 16 pp. losbladige spel- en bouwkaarten in plastic tasje. ISBN 90-5613-052-8. Verkoopprijs 15 euro.

 

 

 

 

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