4 April 2024 | Utrecht University
This session is part of the ‘Critical-Creative Approaches to Health Humanities’ initiative sponsored by OSL and aims to bring together students and scholars working in or with fields related to health humanities, including narrative medicine, aging studies, disability studies, and humanities-based approaches to healthcare issues.
4 April 2024 | Utrecht University
About the OSL Research Incubator At OSL, we know that traditional funding schemes do not always meet the current needs of researchers. In this regard, we have decided to create a new blue-sky science annual call that will foster and promote research that is not oriented toward immediate output nor driven toward creating a monetary […]
Date: 15, 17, 22 and 24 May | Time: 15:00-17:00 (15, 17 and 22 May), 13:00-17:00 (24 May) | Venue: Utrecht University. Exact rooms, see below | Instructor: Dr Gandolfo Cascio (Utrecht University) | Open to: PhDs and RMA students; OSL members have first access | Credits: 1-2 ECs Registration will open VIA THIS LINK on 5 February 2024 NB: Credits can only be awarded to […]
Dear OSL PhDs and ReMAs, We are excited to announce that the upcoming OSL PhD day will take place at Leiden University, Lipsius Building 1.23 on Friday, 7 June 2024. The day’s theme will be “Literature and Community.” The program will consist of a keynote lecture by Dr Leila Essa (Utrecht University) and two panels […]
This thesis examines the relationship between Turkish modernity and the twentieth-century Turkish novel. With this aim, it focuses on the strong link between the representations of the individual modernity experiences and the narrative modes employed in six selected novels published between the 1940s and the early 1980s: Ülker Fırtınası “Pleiades Storm” (1944) by Safiye Erol, Huzur “A Mind at Peace” (1949) and Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü “The Time Regulation Institute” (1961) by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Tuhaf Bir Kadın “A Strange Woman” (1971) by Leylâ Erbil, Ölmeye Yatmak “Lying Down to Die” (1973) by Adalet Ağaoğlu, and Sessiz Ev “Silent House” (1983) by Orhan Pamuk.
The keynotes and masterclasses for the 2024 Hermes summer school ‘Narrating Degrowth and Sustainability: Cultural Imaginaries and the 4th Industrial Revolution’ (Utrecht, 10-14 June) are now confirmed! Click here to read the abstracts, suggested readings and bios.
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 OSL Awards! 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.
In this symposium we propose to examine the bending of gender and genre in recently published works of fiction written by trans* authors. The keynote lectures will present novel methodological frameworks and theoretical concepts for the analysis of such texts, allowing students to study their transcending character. During the panel round, several researchers in the Netherlands and beyond will be invited to talk about their current projects.
The masterclass sets out to examine the notions of fiction, life-writing and historicity through the medium of comics. Literature has found its way into the form of comics in a range of ways, be it adaptations of literary works or non-fiction narratives using extracts from literary works as scaffolding for autobiographical experiences. By focusing on the latter, in this masterclass we will explore comics from different transnational contexts and examine the ways in which they engage literary fiction to tell their story. In doing so, we will address the questions: what can comics as a form of knowledge contribute to the ways in which we frame historical events, including their ruptures, continuities, and the ways they affect ‘ordinary lives’? What different roles does literary fiction assume in this process? What is at stake when representing difficult, contested historical moments? How do graphic narratives negotiate the tension between the documentary and the aesthetic? How do different media interact on the comics page?
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.