Conference on German writer and screenwriter Helga Schütz

18 & 19 April 2024 | Brechthaus  Berlin
On 18 and 19 April 2024, there will be a conference on the work of German writer Helga Schütz at the Brechthaus in Berlin. Helga Schütz, now almost 87 years old, was involved in many DEFA films as a screenwriter and scenarist and is still active as a writer.

Call for papers: Conference Graphic Medicine

23-25 October 2024 | University of Groningen
Deadline: 15 April 2024
This conference will bring together theoretical and methodological developments on Graphic Medicine, as well as  practical insights and applications, and hopes to offer a fruitful place for discussion and critical evaluation of the field and its most recent developments and insights.

Vacancy PhD Candidate: Affectivity in the Anthropocene (Radboud University)

Application deadline: 15 April 2024
This project is funded by the Christine Mohrmann Foundation at Radboud University to support research initiated by Professor Dr Marjolein Oele, Professor of Philosophy of the Humanities. It is organised around the concept of affectivity (Greek: pathos), which has been crucial to theorising ancient Greek notions of undergoing, suffering, emotion, illness, and qualitative change. In the 20th and 21st centuries, notions of affect and affectivity are at the forefront of research in continental philosophy (e.g. Heidegger, Henry, Irigaray) and affect theory more broadly (e.g. Ahmed, Berlant). The prominence of these concepts is such that scholars even speak of an “affective turn” in the humanities (e.g. Clough and Halley).

Call for papers: Buffels, tijgers en witte mieren. Multatuli en het dierenrijk

Buffels, tijgers en witte mieren. Multatuli en het dierenrijk Symposium donderdag 13 juni 2024, Vrije Universiteit Organisatie Jacqueline Bel, Jaap Grave en Nicky Lagerweij Het werk van Multatuli wordt doorgaans vooral bestudeerd op de aspecten van koloniale problematiek, gelijke behandeling, mensenrechten of vrouwenemancipatie. Een aspect dat tot nu onderbelicht is gebleven, is de rol en […]

Call for contributions: 3 rd International Care Ethics Research Consortium Conference

Utrecht, The Netherlands
23-25 January 2025 (on-site) & 30-31 January 2025 (online)
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2024
This conference aims to bring together care ethicists; artists, designers, and other makers; artistic researchers; architects and urban planners; philosophers; methodologists; educators; policymakers; and others committed to exploring the fundamental question: what does it mean to care? Scholars and practitioners from all disciplines within and beyond the humanities and social sciences are invited to submit either an abstract (between 250- 300 words) for a 20-minute presentation or a proposal for a work of art/performance on the theme of aesthetics, care, and repair in the context of modern-day society.

3 new vacancies at CLIC (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

In light of the continuous growth of the Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings, which is now a Large Research Group (LRG), three new positions have opened up. The deadline for applications for these positions is 08/03/2024. 

ExploreCor: Using Programmable Corpora in Computational Literary Studies

Applications are now open for the third of the CLS INFRA academic Training School events, “ExploreCor: Using Programmable Corpora in Computational Literary Studies. It is set to take place in Vienna June 10-12 2024, spanning three intensive days. This program covers some of the most important steps in the research cycle of Computational Literary Studies, focusing on “Programmable Corpora” – dynamic collections of literary texts manipulated programmatically. 

Call for Papers: Lived Experiences—The 2024 International PhD Conference

7 & 8 June 2024 | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (hybrid format)
We are pleased to announce the call for papers for Lived Experiences, the international two- day PhD conference that takes place in Brussels, Belgium, on June 7th, and online on June 8th, 2024. This conference aims to create a platform for doctoral students specializing in literary studies, literary translation studies, and theatre studies to showcase their research and engage in discussions on the profound impact of personal narratives and lived experiences in shaping creative works. It provides an excellent opportunity for emerging scholars to actively participate in scholarly dialogues, share their findings, and contribute to the broader academic discourse.

CfP: Conference What Remains? Literature and Ethics in a Time of Crisis

Stockholm, 20-22 August 2024 | deadline for applications: 16 February 2024
This conference aims to bring these different strands of twenty-first-century reflection on
literature and ethics together to update the debate on the ethics of literature for the present —
for what can by now uncontroversially be termed “a time of crisis.” In light of environmental,
epidemic, technological, economic, demographic, and geopolitical upheavals, the question of
the ethics of literature may seem peripheral; at the same time, in an age of diminished prospects,
it becomes more urgent than ever to raise questions of what values remain or can be salvaged.
Capitalizing on Theodor W. Adorno’s contention that art’s ‘powerlessness and superfluity in
the empirical world’ make it a paradoxically potent site of ethical and political interrogation,
this conference will focus on the juncture of literature and ethics in the present—in light of
contested pasts and uncertain futures.

Tiele-scriptieprijs 2023

Tiele-scriptieprijs 2023

De Tiele-Stichting looft ieder jaar een prijs uit voor de beste scriptie op het gebied van de boekwetenschap in de ruimste zin van het woord. Deelname staat open voor iedere studerende aan een hbo- of wo-opleiding in Nederland en Vlaanderen. De scriptie moet zijn afgerond en door de onderwijsinstelling aanvaard in het academisch jaar 1 september 2022-1 september 2023. Studenten kunnen hun scriptie inzenden t/m 30 september aanstaande.