Dear All I thought this might be of interest - a web opening event, on Saturday 10 Sept. 2015, from 15.30 to 17.00, for a 1950s, 60s reading-evidence project. It looks good. www.readingsheffield.co.uk Their blurb is as follows "RSVP You are most welcome but please contact Mary Grover on firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to reserve a place. Reading Sheffield has … [Read more...] about Reading Sheffield event
Bournemouth University has an internal funding scheme called FUSION, and I’ve been asked to announce a successful bid for the project Private Gains and Retailed Literature: pathways to an economics-based account of reading, beginning September 2014. At a policy level, literary art has trouble justifying its claim on public resources; certainly with justifications that have a … [Read more...] about FUSION fund award to Private Gains and Retailed Literature
In my last Blog post, I mentioned systems of value, each with an explanatory discourse, and that cultural value was but one of these. I would like to follow up on that remark, and end by straying into the realm of economics. By way of declaration, I should state that I’m not writing as some neophyte to neo-liberalism – quite the opposite. Like many, I can think of nothing more … [Read more...] about Cultural value gone wonky ?
Cultural Value The hoary old chestnut roasting on this December’s open critical fire is cultural value. Much loved by those wishing to instrumentalise the humanities, cultural value appears in European funding cfps (last year’s British AHRC had such a call) as a strategy to identify sources of utility through public-funded humanities projects. Theoretical responses from … [Read more...] about Cultural value – again