Research Area 2, "Travelling Matters", will examine the roles mediality and materiality play in shaping literary communities over time. It will explore the mediality and materiality of literature’s transmission, circulation and adaptation, including questions of medial translation and transposition, and examine the role that new technologies play in forging new literary practices. How do media, genres and materialities intersect in shaping literature through the ages? How do literature and its status change as literature encounters and engages with other art forms? How do older practices live on in new media?