Responsables : Melina Gravier (UNIL), Sumaira Nawaz (McGill University) et Zain R. Mian (University of Pennsylvania)
Conceived as a collaborative effort between scholars situated across Switzerland, the United States, and Canada, this conference looks to explore how the magazine form mediated diverse reading publics by circulating news, knowledge, and literature in creative ways. We hope to understand how magazines help think ‘the world’ as a material entity and abstract concept. ‘World,’ understood capaciously, gestures beyond a single geography to signal a plurality of historical, literary, and religious networks (e.g. the Indian Ocean and Islamic worlds). We examine how magazines emerged from and constituted such multiple worlds while cultivating consequential dispositions in their readers vis-à-vis other peoples, spaces, and cultures.
The organizing committee is delighted to welcome scholars from across Europe, North America, and South Asia to Worldly Magazines. We look forward to two days of meaningful exchange and thought-provoking debates. Welcome!
Zoom link : https://unil.zoom.us/j/7062199497