The Third LACE Winter School

Uses of Narrative 22.-26.01.2018 University of Tartu, Estonia Students and researchers interested in storytelling and narrative are invited to come together in Tartu, Estonia, to take part in the third LACE Winter School on the Uses of Narrative. With some of Europe’s leading narrative scholars as speakers, as well as contributions from a wide array […]

Call for Papers essay cluster a/b: Auto/Biography Studies

“‘America’ in the Performance of Identity in the British Rock Memoir” The contemporary rock memoir attracts attention as both a very productive and increasingly varied sub-genre of life writing – the more so in the Anglo-American context, especially where it concerns subjects who were at the peak of their powers in the 1960s, ’70s and […]

Call for Papers – Transnational Perspectives on the Writing of Artists’ Lives, 19th-21st centuries

An Interdisciplinary Workshop 25-26 January 2018 University of Amsterdam Some writers are so fascinated by other artists that they study their biographies and tell their life stories, in fictional or non-fictional form. Whereas artist’s lives have been written throughout the ages, they have become increasingly popular since the romantic period, with the rise of the […]

Vacancy: Postdoctoral fellowship “Contemporary Literary Legacies of Slavery”

In connection with the research project Reading Slavery – Comparative Studies of the Literature of the Transatlantic Slave Trade ( at the Department of Comparative Literature, Aarhus University, the School of Communication and Culture invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship (one year). The appointment begins on 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter […]

Nuclear Waste Weeks , Environmental Humanities Center

VU University Amsterdam Nuclear waste is one of the major unsolved challenges of our time, raising an array of questions, from the possibilities and politics of storage and disposal, over deep time, to toxic sovereignty. In this series, we will grapple with the environmental, aesthetico-political and ethical dilemmas that emerge from the out-of-scale temporalities induced […]

Erasmus Birthday Lecture and Masterclass Peter Mack

MASTERCLASS PETER MACK: RHETORIC AS A GUIDE TO INTERPRETATION 17 November 2017 from 12:00 to 14:15 hrs KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam This master class will examine the possibility of using the doctrines of rhetoric not for generating new texts but for analysing existing texts and images. Rhetoric invites us to think about […]

Psychoanalyse en Strips

5 en 7 oktober Het Dolhuys, Haarlem Donderdag 5 en zaterdag 7 oktober staat museum het Dolhuys in het teken van strips en psychoanalyse. Op donderdagavond 5 oktober is er een mini-symposium over strips, psychoanalyse en kindertijd. Literatuurwetenschapper Yasco Horsman (Universiteit Leiden) zal daarbij spreken over stripkinderen, stripgezinnen, infantiel stripplezier en stripnostalgie. Psychoanalytica Sacha Marlisa […]

Call for Papers: Challenging the status quo

— for English, see below — Is het niet zonde dat die werkstukken en scripties waar je met bloed, zweet en tranen aan gewerkt hebt verdwijnen in de prullenbak of hooguit in een archiefkast van je docent? Dat kan anders. ERIS: VU journal for humanities is een tijdschrift dat geesteswetenschappenstudenten een platform biedt om kennis […]

Poëzie in Nederland: wijdverspreid genre & gedeelde ervaring

Kila van der Starre (Universiteit Utrecht) onderzocht hoe volwassenen in Nederland met poëzie in aanraking komen. Poëzie wordt vaak gezien als een niche-binnen-een-niche, maar het blijkt een zeer wijdverspreid genre: 97% van de volwassen Nederlanders komt weleens in aanraking met poëzie. Dat gebeurt bijvoorbeeld in de openbare ruimte, bij speciale gelegenheden of op televisie, social […]

Anderswo im Anderswann – Autofiktion als Utopie

Binationale Tagung der WWU Münster, der Universität Duisburg-Essen und der RU Nijmegen 21.-23. März 2018, Gnadenthal bei Kleve Tagungssprache Deutsch und Englisch – English version below – Utopie – Thomas Morus dachte sie sich vor 500 Jahren als Insel – die Insel als ein Gegenentwurf zur Gesellschaft. Bei Morus ist sie eine ideale, konfliktfreie Welt, […]