Conflict in the Periodical Press

Data pubblicazione 23 giugno 2017 - Data evento
IULM University is glad to organize a three-days conference on "Conflict in the Periodical Press" on June 28th 2017. Read here for more information.

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IULM (International University of Languages and Media), Milan

will host the

Sixth Annual Conference of the European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit)

“Conflict in the Periodical Press”

28-30 June 2017

Conflict is at the core of periodical publishing. Disputes constructed and played out on the periodical stage have been periodical themselves, recurring, though under different names and formats, in different periods from the eighteenth-century to the present day. There is often an inherently militant aspect to the promulgation of ideologies in the periodical press. However, the spectacularization of conflict accompanying recent events – the in/out rhetoric of Brexit reporting and the representation of some policies on immigration, for instance – has made this key feature of the periodical press particularly visible and urgent. The 2017 ESPRit Conference seeks to explore from interdisciplinary perspectives (literary, linguistic, historical, political, sociological, etc.) how the periodical press mediates and remediates conflicts, including how verbal and visual devices on the periodicals’ pages enact conflict. ESPRit encourages proposals that speak both within and across local, regional and national boundaries and especially those that are able to offer a comparative perspective. We also encourage proposals that examine the full range of periodical culture, that is, all types of periodical publication, including newspapers and specialist magazines, and all aspects of the periodical as an object of study, including design and backroom production.

Keynote speakers:

  • Zahra Mustafa Awad (University of Jordan)
  • Anna Baldini (Università per Stranieri di Siena)
  • Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University)
  • The conference programme is available at

The event will take place at IULM 1 (Via Carlo Bo, 1 20143 - Milano) 

Plenary and parallel sessions will be held in rooms 151 - 152 - 154 - AULA SEMINARI

The Sixth Annual Conference of ESPRit has been organized by the Research Group on

“Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Periodicals: Between the Avant-gardes and Postmodernism” - Department of Comparative Literature and Linguistics of IULM

Scientific Committee:

Paolo Giovannetti

Paola Carbone

Mara Logaldo

Andrea Chiurato

The event is open to the public

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