The new experimental/conceptual literature and art have in recent history developed in smaller scenes and within modest publicity frames – in artistic, social and political systems and networks beyond the dominant culture. These scenes have created alternative infrastructures – for the publishing and distribution of artistic material, based on certain relational and organisational conditions; conditions that have generated new aesthetic options. With a view to introducing the contemporary experimental publishing scene of literary small presses, printed matter and little magazines, this talk will focus on the tendencies based on a breaking up in the publishing culture and publishing strategies in Scandinavia for the last years.
Marianne Ping Huang is Head of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies. Before joining the department, she was Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Aarhus. She is coordinator of the Danish Research Network of Avant Garde Studies and the Nordic Research Network of Avant Garde Studies, and she has been involved in establishing the European Network of Avant Garde and Modernism Studies. She is currently working on auditory aspects of literature in readings, media art and print literature. She has been member of the Danish Literature Council and since 2003 member of the Committee of the Nordic Council's Literature Prize.
Audun Lindholm is the editor of Vagant, he runs the small publishing company Gasspedal, he is the co-editor of Tekstallianse and Audiatur.