Ravenstein Seminar 2015


January 21-23, 2015
There are good reasons to doubt that reading has ever been reducible to the individual act of immersion and seclusion that nineteenth-century conceptions of aesthetic response depicted it to be. Digital technologies and transformations of literary culture, however, have recently rendered this conception more questionable than ever.

PhD Newsroom – The Poetics and Politics of National Identity


Friday, 28 November 2014
The next session of the PhD Newsroom will take place on Friday, November 28, 15:00-18:00 at the University of Amsterdam (Bungehuis 3.37, Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam). The organizers are Josip Kesic (UvA) and Ruud van den Beuken (RUG), Dr Kirsztina Lajosi and Dr Boris Noordenbos will be present as senior experts.

Call for papers – HERMES seminar 2015


Hermes 2015
Charles University in Prague, June 14-19, 2015
In the past decades, the interest in textuality, contexts, readership and the historicity and materiality of literary production has tended to overshadow an important area of literary studies, namely research focused on the author, authorship and authority. The present time, marked by the predominance of cultural studies and the profound impact of new media on our understanding of authenticity, originality and intellectual property, invites us to reconsider the status, meaning and potentialities of author-oriented approaches.

Publication – Emergent Literatures and the New Europe


Contemporary Developments in Emergent Literatures and the New Europe seeks to explore changing conceptions of European identity, and the possible ways in which we can speak of a «N/new Europe», in the context of a discussion of the concept of literary emergence. The volume gathers a group of both established and early career researchers, from diverse parts of Europe, US and South Africa, whose readings of literary texts explore a range of deterritorialized, hybrid, and heterogeneous identities

Games and literary theory – Programme


November 20-21, 2014
The Digital Games and Literary Theory Conference Series addresses the scope and appeal of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of games and games’ impact on other fields in the Humanities. We are particularly interested in digital game modalities and how these might be seen as reconfiguring and questioning concepts, practices and orthodoxies integral to literary theory (i.e. textuality, subjectivity, authorship, the linguistic turn, the ludic, and the nature of fiction).

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