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le lundi 20 novembre 2017

The People’s Property : Collective Ownership and Cultural Diversity in the Romantic Age

Notre série "diversité et civilité" continue, avec des conférences en format atelier.

Ouvert à tou(te)s.

Our lecture series on "Diversity and Civility" continues with a selection of seminar presentations.

All are welcome.

Le CCEAE, le Centre d’excellence sur l’union européenne, le IRTG “Diversity" et la Chaire de recherche du Canada en études allemandes et européennes, Université de Montréal, ont le plaisir de vous inviter chaleureusement à la conférence suivante :

« The People’s Property : Collective Ownership and Cultural Diversity in the Romantic Age »

Conférence de Professor Jakob Norberg (Duke University)

Quand : le 20 novembre 2017 (lundi), 16h00 à 18h00

Où : Salle 580-32, 5e étage du Pavillon 3744 Jean-Brlllant, Université de Montréal (métro Côte-des-Neiges)

Resumé :

The People’s Property argues that the folklorists and philologists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm used a language of collective ownership to articulate a nationalist vision of cultural diversity. Faced with the contradictions between modern copyright tied to the creative, original individual author on the one hand and ideas about the anonymous and freely circulating stories of the folk on the other, the Grimms introduced a concept of collective literary property. Such a language of collective literary ownership would, they believed, help demarcate national communities as culturally independent wholes. The idea of common property, which would inspire legal historians and even excite Karl Marx, was initially employed to support Romantic nationalism.