Promotie – Daan Rutten (Universiteit Utrecht)

16 December 2016
Daan Rutten ontwikkelde een oorspronkelijke visie op het werk van Willem Frederik Hermans, waardoor deze auteur – die vandaag vaak even gecanoniseerd als versteend lijkt – opnieuw ontdekt, gelezen en begrepen kan worden. Wat

OSL Award 2016: Call for Submissions (Deadline extension)

Submissions until November 30, 2016
Each year, OSL rewards one of its members with an OSL Award for the publication of an excellent scholarly book or article. Founded at the occasion of the school’s 20th anniversary in 2015 and reflecting a rich tradition of distinguished scholarship at OSL, the Award is intended to acknowlegde original and innovative contributions to the field of literary studies and to highlight the work of talented scholars at the beginning of their careers. The OSL Award comes with prize money of € 250,-

Call for Proposals: Contribute to the OSL programme

Deadline: December 1, 2016
We encourage all OSL staff members (i.e. OSL members with an appointment at a Dutch university) to contribute their ideas, research interests and expertise to the OSL programme. OSL can offer you an opportunity to organise a workshop or seminar about topics relating to your own research for highly motivated RMA students.

Course – Computational Literary Studies

April – May 2017 / EC: 3-6

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

Conference ‘Puzzling Europe’ (Oct 26-28, Groningen)

26-28 October 2016
Currently, public discourse in Europe is dominated by crises: conflicts over migration politics and refugee quotas, financial meltdowns, member states’ threats to exit the EU. This discourse of crisis seems to corroborate the complaints of sceptics who consider Europe a loosely stitched patchwork on the brink of disintegration. On the other hand, the story of Europe can be told as a transnational success story. From this perspective, the continent is best described as the site of a peaceful and pervasive quest for unifying ideas, common ideals, and shared cultural values

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