Computational Literary Studies (2016)


Scholars working in computational literary studies make use of computer software that helps them to analyze digital textual data. Software can support the exploration of a much larger amount of data in systematic ways than was possible before. In this course, students will get introduced to the most important current approaches in computational literary studies, ranging from the analysis of style and methods for the verification and attribution of authorship to various forms of ‘distant reading’ and discourse analysis

OSL Electives 2015-16


The OSL Electives are a set of RMa courses offered by various departments of Literary and Dutch studies across the country. They reflect the specific orientation and expertise of the local RMa programmes and can be followed by students from other universities as well.

Studiedag – Kritiek en Wetenschap


Donderdag 12 november 2015
Sinds het ontstaan van de literatuurstudie als zelfstandige academische discipline in de 19e eeuw leidde de nauwe verbondenheid van de publieke en de academische literatuurbeschouwing tot spanningen in het culturele veld.

Ravenstein Seminar 2016 – Cultural Hierarchies and Practices of Middlebrow Culture

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Date: January 27-29, 2016

This conference will focus on the formation, shape and impact of cultural hierarchies on western literature in the twentieth and twenty-first century. The conference aims to complicate existing views of the genealogy and functioning of cultural hierarchies by exploring hitherto largely neglected practices and discourses. The interactions between various forms of high and low culture will be given a special emphasis, as well as middlebrow culture as a distinct cultural sphere with its own protocols and practices

Course – Creative Writing: Practice, Research and Reflection

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Dates: Oct 1, Nov 5 and Dec 10, 2015

In this course, participants learn to reflect on academic writing as a genre and are stimulated to improve their academic writing skills. They learn to use creative writing techniques as a form of artistic research and element of their methodologies. In addition, the participants are introduced to recent research on creative writing as a historical and discursive phenomenon

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