What Do Books Do? Politics and the Materiality of Communication

22. March 2018 - 23. March 2018

International conference

The general idea of the project is not to study political books but to investigate how books – a. e. the physical thing itself, with its various forms and properties – carry, effect and mediate or bring about political and ideological meanings, how they do politics, how they intersect and interact with ideological values and the political aspects of culture and society. The condition of such an idea is the acknowledgement of materiality, and the conviction that it’s not only us who do things with things, but that things actually do things with us too – they have effects on us and there is a constant interaction going on between us and the material world.




Department of Czech studies, Faculty of Arts


Faculty of Arts, Křížkovského 10