The fifth international ESPRit conference "Periodical Counter Cultures: Tradition, Conformity and Dissent" will be held from 7-8 July in Liverpool.

From the Black Dwarf to the little magazines of the European avant-gardes, from protest literature of the industrial revolution to the samizdat publications of the Soviet Bloc, from Punch to punk, periodical publications have long been associated with a challenge to dominant and mainstream culture. For ESPRit 2016 we return to this aspect of periodical culture, exploring the counter-cultural role of periodicals with particular emphasis on comparative and methodological points of view. The full programme can be found below!

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Conference programme: pdfPeriodical Counter Cultures.pdf