About the project
/Progetto e collaboratori
The Anthology Project Website explores the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of the genre of the anthology through its different functions, histories, mediatizations, starting from a national perspective (the Italian case, and the 20th Century), reaching at more universal insights. While looking back across time and space, the Anthology Project includes several ambitious, high-profile researchers and research teams.
This website on Anthologies starts from a specific research project, entitled "Italian Literary Anthologies of the 20th Century as a Vehicle for Literary Change" funded by the FWO (Flemish fund of Research) and created by Italianist and literary historian Carmen van den Bergh. Her project explores the various roles and forms of literary anthologies and aims at questioning underlying institutional networks.
The research project, in turn, is embedded and framed in a solid working environment at the Belgian University KU Leuven, where the MDRN group operates and is carrying out various research projects on related topics such as macro-textuality, collection theory, short fiction, seriality and anthologies. The research team’s activities offer an original contribution to the ongoing debate on literary history and to the many attempts to rethink literature and history within a broader framework.
The Anthology Project Community has been on the forefront of the digital revolution and is poised to bring together disparate groups of scholars, writers, readers, editors, students and the general public, to launch an entertaining, substantive, lively discussion about how anthologies are created, used and consumed, and how they help shape private lives and public cultures.
FWO - Flemish fund for Research
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Project manager: Carmen Van den Bergh