Collaborative Research Unit

Researchers of European Literary Identities, Cosmopolitanism and the Schools

Acronym
RELICS
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Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Comparative literature studies
Description
The research group Researchers of European Literary Identities, Cosmopolitanism and the Schools (RELICS) studies historical literatures and the dynamics that shape a common, European literary identity. This literary identity can be seen as particularly negotiated through languages that reached a cosmopolitan status due to fixed schooling systems (Latin, Greek and Arabic), and in their interaction with vernacular literatures. From a diachronic perspective, unity is sought within the ever more diverse literary Europe, from the first to the eighteenth century. The aim is to transgress national boundaries and to look for a European literary identity.