ESSCS 2016 on Legibility – Program now online

In Margins of Philosophy, Jacques Derrida notes that “it is a mistake to believe in the immediate and ahistorical legibility of a philosophical argument.” The 2016 European Summer School for Cultural Studies departs from the idea that this warning pertains not just to philosophical inquiry, but across academic disciplines, from literary and media studies to law, architecture and the social sciences.

Newsroom VI – Huisman & Van der Meer: Autobiografische tekst & context

Vrijdag, 27 mei, 14:00-17:00
De afgelopen decennia kennen een levendige productie van autobiografische geschriften waarin een “ik” de eigen ervaringen tot onderwerp van representatie heeft gemaakt. Werken over gezondheid en ziekte, geluk en ongeluk, sterven en rouwen maken van die productie een belangrijk deel uit. De autobiografieën kennen een brede lezerskring en krijgen vaak veel aandacht in de media en de kritiek. Dat kan mede worden begrepen tegen de achtergrond van de enorme maatschappelijke belangstelling voor de thematiek van de werken. In deze ‘newsroom’ reflecteren Krina Huisman (RUG) en Anne-Fleur van der Meer (VU) op de relaties tussen autobiografische geschriften en hun omringende gezondheid/welzijnscultuur en op de manier waarop deze relaties kunnen worden bestudeerd

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 esscs2016@gmail.com

Lecture – Karin Kukkonen (Oslo): Probability Designs

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)

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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