Culture Wars 1900-1950 Conference
Saturday 14th June 2014, Sheffield Hallam University
This was an inter-disciplinary conference that looked beyond the purely literary to encompass journalism, publishing, libraries, etc. We ask: What was meant by ‘culture’ in the period 1900-1950? Whose culture was it and did all walks of life have a culture? How was culture contested?
Sheffield Hallam University is home to the ‘Readerships and Literary Cultures 1900-1950 Collection’, a unique resource of over 1000 novels, most in early editions, which reflect the wide range of literary taste in the period.
Some presentations from the conference can be downloaded from http://www.middlebrow-network.com/Events/CultureWarsconference.aspx