Lecture & Masterclass – Christian Moraru (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)


The Planetary Remaking of Cultural Studies: Steps toward a Geomethodology Christian Moraru, University of North Carolina, Greensboro The Netherlands Research Institute for Literary Studies, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Date: May 14, 2014 Time: 15:00-18:00 Venue: University Library – Belle van Zuylenzaal Credits: 1 EC LECTURE DESCRIPTION: In his talk, Professor Moraru will present his…  Read more →

The Newsroom


We cordially invite all OSL PhD-students to participate in a new series of events that we call The Newsroom. This new format is intended to provide an open space for the discussion of ongoing research and recent trends in literary studies as well as for the intellectual, academic and social exchange between all OSL PhD students. It is named after that busy and vibrant office at the heart of any newspaper or broadcasting station where incoming news is processed, shared and distributed. In this case, it is intended to become the nodal point in a network for the exchange of information and ideas designed to keep all the contributors up-to-date on each other’s research and thinking.

Call for papers – HERMES seminar 2014

Reading reconsidered

Helsinki, June 8 to June 13, 2014
It is a truism that literature does not exist unless there is someone who reads it. We are used to think of reading as a meeting of text and reader. We are familiar with debates about which of the two dominate this encounter: do the embedded reception structures, conceptualized as, for example, the distinction between authorial and narrative audiences guide the reader’s response? Or is reading primarily steered by our reading strategies that are institutionally formed?

Leesgroep Lacan


Start Oktober 2013
De reputatie van Franse psychoanalyticus Jacques Lacan: de Góngora van de psychoanalyse. Dat is een vriendelijke manier om te zeggen; mooischrijverij dat slechts de nietszeggendheid dient te verhullen.
De inzet van deze leesgroep is een geheel andere, Lacan is een cartesiaan, zijn begrippen “claire et distincte”, maar met een cruciale draai: het idee van het onbewuste

Course – Computational Literary Studies


February – April 2014
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 systematics way 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. Case studies will be devoted to the authorship of the ‘Wilhelmus’, stylistic variation in the works of Arnon Grunberg and trends in the titles of novels through the centuries.

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