European Summer School for Cultural Studies 2016 – Legibility


Deadline for applications: May 15, 2016
This European Summer School on legibility is partially open to RMA students. There is a possibility to earn 5 ECTS if certain requirements are met. For more information or to submit a formal application (including your affiliation, a brief motivation and whether you want to earn ECTS), please contact the organizers at

OSL Award 2016: Call for Submissions


Submissions until July 31, 2016
Each year, OSL rewards one of its members with an OSL Award for the publication of an excellent scholarly book or article. Founded at the occasion of the school’s 20th anniversary in 2015 and reflecting a rich tradition of distinguished scholarship at OSL, the Award is intended to acknowlegde original and innovative contributions to the field of literary studies and to highlight the work of talented scholars at the beginning of their careers. The OSL Award comes with prize money of € 250,-

Call for Ideas: Contribute to the OSL programme


With this call for ideas, we would like to encourage all OSL staff members (i.e. OSL members with an appointment at a Dutch university) to contribute their ideas, research interests and expertise to the OSL programme. We look forward to your ideas!

Lecture – Karin Kukkonen (Oslo): Probability Designs

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June 3, 16:00
How predictable are narratives? Predictive processing suggests that the human mind works through predictive, probabilistic models of the world which are constantly revised in light of new observations in a process called “Bayesian inference”. In this talk, Kukkonen will outline how a probabilistic approach to cognition can shed light on these complex constellations of prediction and probability involved in literary narrative

Lecture – Joseph Slaughter (Columbia University)

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April 25, 17:00-19:00
The 2015-2016 Comparative Literature Seminar and the Utrecht University research focus area Culture, Citizenship and Human Rights are happy to announce a lecture by Joseph Slaughter on ‘Hijacking Human Rights: Neoliberalism and the End of the Third World’

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