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GIACCIO, Laura. The writer’s conference in Buenos Aires (1880-1914). Representations of a cultural practice. Culturales [online]. 2024, vol.12, e781.  Epub Mar 05, 2024. ISSN 2448-539X.

The cultural conditions of the end of the 19th century in Buenos Aires led to the appearance of a cultural practice: the writer's conference. From presentations in circles, athenaeums and the university, the writer's conference was transformed into a theatrical show with unexpected success. The Argentine periodical press was the space for the dissemination of this activity, since they were exhibitable events: a theater, a recognized speaker, an audience and a text. This article provides a definition and periodization of the conferences, and also analyzes the ways in which Argentine newspapers and magazines represented them and made them visible to the reading public between the years 1880 and 1914, when it became a cultural practice of fashion, which became popular, and which went from having great acceptance to receiving criticism from the press itself.

Keywords : Conference; Writer; Modernization; Theater; Press.

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