The Shadow of Empty Shelves: World Literature and the National Socialist Pact with Books
Dr. B. Vennkat Mani, Dept of German, Nordic, and Slavic
Friday, March 10, 2017
4207 Helen C. White Hall
Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture Drawing on his recently published study, Recoding World Literature (2017), Mani focuses on the role of the state in the construction of world literature. Mani argues that investigations of library and print cultural histories assist in understanding the relationship between the “republic” and its “reading public." The lecture will focus on the first half of the 20th century, presenting Nazi Germany as a case study.