PhD Ceremony Andries Hiskes — Disability and its Affective Affordances: Deformity, Decay, Disruption, Distortion

Tuesday 16 April 2024, 10:00-10:45 | Academy Building, Leiden Please click here for more details Summary This dissertation explores the ways in which affective responses to disabled bodies are represented and how this invites us to read these bodies aesthetically. I argue that this affective impact can be understood as an affordance, a term I […]

OSL Seed Money Grant 2024

Groningen, 28 February 2024 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, including for instance: Planning of symposia, workshops and conferences in 2025 or 2026 Publications (e.g. contribution to publishing fees, editing […]

Symposium ‘Dutch Colonialism and Its Afterlives: Anglophone Literary Perspectives’

Date: 14 June 2024 Time: 10:00-17:00 Venue: University of Groningen, Academy Building, room A7 Open to: PhDs and RMA students; OSL members have first access Organizers: Dr. Suzanne Manizza Roszak and Dr. Ann Hoag (University of Groningen) Credits: 1-2 ECs Registration will open VIA THIS LINK on March 11th, 9am Among contemporary writers of historical […]

OSL Day: Health Humanities in Practice

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.

OSL Research Incubator 2024

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 […]

OSL Workshop: Introduction to Digital Philology

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 […]

OSL PhD Day 2024: Call for Papers

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 (10:00-18:00).  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 […]

Ahmed Nuri | Poetics of Modernity as Crisis. Tragedy and Parody in the Twentieth-Century Turkish Novel

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.

OSL Awards 2023: The results are in!

OSL Awards

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.