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OSL Seed Money Call 2023/in News and Events /by Alberto Godioli
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.
Automatic metaphor identification: state-of-the-art, trends and future applications for narrative studies/in News and Events /by Chantal
17 March 2023 | University of Groningen
Lakoff and Johnson, and scholars that followed their line of inquiry, have explained why and how metaphor is not just a rhetoric embellishment but a ubiquitous cognitive device present in everyday language, affecting how we think and act. Thus, metaphor is one of the most complex abstract cognitive devices with which the human mind is equipped and which weaves not only discourses and narratives but also power relations, world-views, behaviors, and affects. In recent years, artificial intelligence has largely surpassed its limits and has enriched and optimized various promising models for language processing, including language models such as ChatGPT.
OSL Awards 2022: Congratulations to the Winners!/in News and Events /by Alberto Godioli
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 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.
OSL Skills Course: Computational Literary Studies/in News and Events /by Alberto Godioli
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.
OSL Seminar: Contemporary Debates in Life Writing/in News and Events /by Alberto Godioli
This course focuses on contemporary debates in life writing as a newly emerging field across disciplines. Life writing is an umbrella term for a wide range of writings about one’s own or someone else’s life, such as biography, autobiography, memoir, diary, bio-fiction and travel writing. In the course we will explore various life stories of men and women in the 20th and 21st centuries, who each had their own unique set of life experiences, beliefs and perceptions. This will help gain a richer understanding of how individuals move through, interact with, and are affected by the major events of their time — and how their lives are narrated, either by themselves or by others.
OSL Symposium ‘Lifting the Veil: Science, Superstition, and the Supernatural’/in News and Events /by Alberto Godioli
‘Lifting the Veil: Science, Superstition, and the Supernatural’ is a one-day symposium on Gothic interpretations of science and the supernatural, taking place in Amsterdam on 2 February 2023. The symposium will feature lectures by two keynote speakers, namely Dr Eleanor Dobson (University of Birmingham), author of Victorian Alchemy: Science, Magic and Ancient Egypt (2022); and Dr Evert Jan van Leeuwen (Leiden University), co-editor of Haunted Europe: Continental Connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media (with M.S. Newton, 2019). In addition, there will be two panels with presentations by students and early career scholars.
OSL Schrijfcursus voor geesteswetenschappers: Framen, schrappen en herschrijven/in News and Events /by Chantal
27 & 28 maart, 3 & 4 april 2023 | Universiteit Utrecht
Valorisatie wordt in de wetenschap steeds belangrijker. En dan gaat het er niet alleen over dat je onderzoek aansluiting vindt bij maatschappelijke thema’s, maar ook dat je aan het brede publiek duidelijk kunt maken waar het over gaat en wat er interessant aan is. In deze korte, intensieve schrijfcursus leer je in verschillende tekstgenres je onderzoek te presenteren.
Ravenstein Winter School ‘New Perspectives on the Novel: Histories, Forms, Representations’/1 Comment/in News and Events /by Alberto Godioli
Utrecht, 18-20 January 2023
The Ravenstein Seminar 2023 will offer an exciting program of both Dutch and international scholars specialising in the study of the novel, including confirmed keynotes Richard Jean So (McGill University), Karin Kukkonen (University of Oslo) and Caroline Levine (Cornell University). Besides plenary lectures and panel sessions on the history, form, and politics of novels from various language fields and cultural contexts, the program contains hands-on workshops about research methods tailored for the study of both individual cases and large collections of novels. Particular attention will be paid to digital humanities approaches to close and distant reading.
Call for Proposals: OSL Research Incubator/in News and Events /by Alberto Godioli
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 return. The best example that illustrates why blue-sky science is important is found in the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, which was conceived as a project with no clear goal but established under the principles of free scientific inquiry. Likewise, scaled to our OSL community, we aim to provide a similar open space for exploration and experimentation within the boundaries of our institutional mission and actual capacities.
Forms of Postcolonial and Postsocialist Time: Eternal Presents and Resurfacing Futures/1 Comment/in News and Events /by Alberto Godioli
This course addresses the ways in which literature and art, in their generic capacity for multi-perspective representation, reimagine place and agency within the eternal present inaugurated by the end of the Cold War at the turn of the 1990s. This global discourse of contemporaneity was meant to deconstruct the linear progressive time of modernity that dominated the 20th century. However, arrested within such perceptions of new spatio-temporal fluidities of “the contemporary” were the heterogeneous temporalities of decolonization and democratization in societies that had been negotiating the impacts and afterlives of empire and ideological conflicts of the Cold War across the long 20th century.