The Popularization of Entertainment, from the Enlightenment to Modernism: from West to East?

An international conference organized by CEFRES and EUR’ORBEM research center (Paris-Sorbonne University & CNRS).

Where: conference room – Na Florenci 3, building C, 4th floor.
Languages: English, French.


9:30 – Welcome.

Panel 1: From Genres to Practices of Entertainment

Moderator: Stanislaw Fiszer (Lorraine University/ CERCLE)

9:45-10:10 – Olga Granasztói (Debrecen University) – Languages and Genres of Entertainment According to the Hungarian Library’s Sources.

10:10-10:35 – Diana Grgurić & Svjetlana Janković-Paus (Rijeka University) – Mediterranean Culture in Processes of Cultural Mobility – Rijeka’s Canzonette fiuman.

10:35-11 – Discussions.

– Coffee Break –

11-11:25 – Myriam Truel (Lille 3 University/ CECILLE) – Le Sonneur de la cathédrale and Les Marins, or How Russian Lubok Seizes Victor Hugo.

11:25-11:50 – Blanka Hemeliková (Academy of sciences in the Czech Republic) – On Cultural Transfer and Circulation in the Field of Popular Humour and their Limits: on the Material of Czech Satirical Magazines of the 19th century.

11:50-12:15 – Discussions.

– Lunch break –

Panel 2: Popularizing Entertainment in Practice

Moderator: Markéta Theinhardt (Paris-Sorbonne University Paris-Sorbonne / EUR’ORBEM)

2-2:25 – Claire Madl (CEFRES): Reading rooms and Lending Libraries: How They Fostered Reading As an Entertainment Practice.

2:25-2:50 – Veronika Čapská (Charles University) – Whose Laughter? What Subjects? Diversion and Entertainment in the Circles of Silesian Nobility Between Enlightenment and Romanticism.

2h50-3h10 : Discussions.

– Coffee Break –

3:30-3h55 – Dalia Pauliukevičiūtė (Vilnius University) – Melodramatic Reading and Promises of Serial Fiction at the End of 19th Century Lithuania.

3:55-4:20 – Jakub Machek (Charles University) – Adapting Global Patterns of Sensational Press to Local Audiences: The Examples of Illustrirtes Prager Extrablatt (1879-1882) and Pražský Illustrovaný Kurýr (1893-1918).

4:20-4:40 : Discussions.

– Coffee Break –

5-5:30 – Xavier Galmiche et Clara Royer – A Few Conclusions and a Discussion about the Future.