Prof Antoine Compagnon lecture "Literature and Innovation"

We cordially invite you to a public lecture by Prof Antoine Compagnon Literature and Innovation. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 18 th, 3 p.m. at Room V. Krėvė.

Annotation. Is “innovation” a suitable, relevant term for speaking about literature? Innovation is a requisite for growth. The term is today inherent to the economy of growth – and it somehow jars with the arts, culture and literature. In companies and business as in macroeconomy, innovation is linked with what the economists call “creative destruction”. In the arts, we would rather keep, preserve, cherish the works of the past. We call this cultural heritage. The digital revolution seems to exacerbate the mismatch between literature and the modern imperative of innovation. Or doesn’t it? Are we in a quandary? This is the conundrum I will explore.

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