After the success of the first OSL PhD day last year, we are excited to announce that the upcoming OSL PhD day will take place on Thursday 19 May 2022. The day’s theme will be “Making Stories Work” and the keynote lecture will be given by Professor Clare Hemmings. After Hemmings’ lecture, the program will consist of two panels, each made up of three fifteen minute presentations on your work in progress. This means that six of you will have the opportunity to present.
The OSL seed money grant aims to foster collaboration within and beyond the OSL community. The OSL Board will make € 1000,- available as seed money for the most promising initiative.
22 December 2021
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 OSL Awards! Please click here for more details…
19 – 21 January 20221 | University of Amsterdam The keynotes during the Ravenstein Winter School: Literature, (Neo)liberalism, and Public Culture will be open to public. Please register for the individual keynotes via the links below. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL KEYNOTES WILL BE ONLINE. Wednesday, 19 January 2022 | 19:00 – 20:15 Rachel Greenwald Smith […]
The first overview of the OSL academic programme for 2021-2022 is now available! For the activities taking place in Semester 1, registration will open in September (more details will follow soon). If you have any questions, you are welcome to send an email to email@example.com.
NB: All events are being planned as hybrid or onsite, but will move online if necessary.
In the coming months, there will be changes in the student representation at the School Board, also due to one of your representatives completing her PhD trajectory.
In this regard, we will run elections for a newly created Student Board (Student Raad) following the new guidelines for national research schools. The Student Board will consist of two PhD candidates and two ReMA students who will liaise with the OSL Management Team and the OSL School Board.
Dear Students and Colleagues,
From OSL, we hope you enjoyed a great summer holiday. Over the last months, we have been working hard to make sure you will benefit from a new exciting academic year despite all the challenges we face ahead due to the ongoing pandemic.
After skipping one year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the OSL Research Day is back, and will take place in Groningen on 8 October 2021! The Research Day aims to celebrate and cultivate OSL’s sense of community, and hopes to stimulate more collaboration between literary scholars and existing research groups in the Netherlands. While literature is our primary focus, we explicitly encourage multidisciplinary research.
The call for the 2021 OSL Awards is now open! As usual, OSL will reward two of its members with an Award for the categories ‘published scholarly book’ and ‘published article’. In addition to that, we are happy to announce three extra categories, namely ‘PhD dissertation’, ‘ReMA thesis’ and ‘valorization’. The Awards are intended to acknowledge original and innovative contributions to the field of literary studies and to highlight the work of talented OSL students and scholars. The OSL Awards come with prize money of € 500,- for each award.
Amsterdam | 1 October 2021, 14:00-18:00 CET
Multiple narratives contribute to the shaping of individual and communal beliefs and practices — even more so today. However, what makes some of these narratives more pervasive than others? In the processes of sense- and decision-making, hegemonic narratives are positioned in the centre, namely the place from which institutions exert their influence. These ‘central’ narratives tend to naturalize the unequal production and distribution of meaning, thereby marginalizing, invisibilizing and excluding many peripheral voices. Latin America is a prime example of how central narratives can generate social injustice, but also of emerging counter-hegemonic narratives.