4-6 June 2017 In the run-up to the 2017 annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (to take place in Utrecht July 6-9), there will be four masterclasses for Research Master students and PhD candidates.
9 June 2017 This workshop brings together postgraduates and literary scholars who are specialized in configurations of literature and violence. The aim is to study literary representations of different forms of violence (e.g. trauma, ‘slow violence’, domestic abuse or state terrorism).
Travelling Cultures: Movement, Conflict and Performance 20-30 September 2017 KNIR Rome Deadline for applications: 15 May 2017 Flyer Travelling Cultures Many of the foundational myths informing “Western Civilization” are narrations of the often violent conflicts performed in a situation where cultures on the move meet. The Rape of the Sabine Women is just one of […]
Tuesday 13 June, 13:30-15:30 Utrecht University, Drift 25, room 003 Testimony, a concept that has an ancient heritage, has in the past thirty years become a cultural keyword as well as an important practice in literary, legal and human rights contexts. This masterclass will introduce students to range of approaches to testimony, including literary, psychoanalytic, postcolonial, feminist, anthropological and legal. We will consider a number of sites, including memoir, literature, law courts and transitional justice, in which testimony is produced, framed and judged.
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.
1 – 12 June, 2017 The aim of this masterclass is to explore theoretically, historically, and empirically what is to be gained from such a multi-scalar approach and to reflect critically on how we could use it to get a better grasp both of the multiplicity of narratives at work in society and of the frictions between them. A key aspect of our exploration will be the interplay between the memory materialized in localities and the role of the media in circulating cultural representations which carry that memory to people elsewhere. The palimpsestic city of Rome will offer an ideal observation point for studying the interplay between the local and the global, the city and the world, over a longer period.
April 7, 2017 University Library Amsterdam The second OSL Research day will take place on April 7, 2017 in Amsterdam (13:00-18:30). We invite scholars from all Dutch universities to explore affinities in their research interests and possibilities for future collaboration around a number of research topics. More topics can be added to the list, in particular by participants who already have a group of future collaborators in mind.
In collaboration with the ICT department of her university, OSL PhD-canditate Kila van der Starre (Utrecht University) has launched the website ‘Straatpoëzie’: http://straatpoezie.nl/ . This site is intended to use the reach and power of crowdsourcing to create the first inventory of poetry in public spaces in the Netherlands and Flanders.
All OSL members are cordially invited to attend the lectures given at the Ravenstein Seminar on “Ecocriticism: Literature & Environment” in Amsterdam on January 26 & 27 (University Theatre, Doelenstraat 16, room 3.01). The programme will include keynote lectures by Graham Huggan (University of Leeds) – “Sperm Count: The Scoresbys and the North” Isabel Hoving (Leiden University) – “The Environmental […]