OSL Academic Program 2024-2025

The first overview of the OSL academic program for 2024-2025 is now available! For most of the activities taking place in Semester 1, registration will open on September 2nd, 2024 (more details will be shared in our August newsletter). If you have any questions, you are welcome to send an email to osl@rug.nl. NB: Unless stated […]

Workshop: Interactive Topic Analysis with Multi-Lingual Embeddings in Communalytic

Where: Groningen, University of Groningen When: September 5, 2024, 14:00-17:00. Registration: registration is mandatory via this link. There is a cap of 25 participants for this event. Credits: OSL ReMAs and PhDs can obtain 1EC by preparing for the workshop, participating and submitting a short assignment (assignment instructions available here). The workshop is organized by The Patio, […]

OSL Workshop: Moving Europe: A Podcast Series

September – December 2024 | University of Amsterdam and Leiden University
In this workshop, we will investigate how literature is able to reflect, talk back, deconstruct and challenge different narratives of Europe that circulate in the European public sphere. Narratives, for example, that teleologically construct Europe as having a clear historical origin; that rewrite European history to serve a specific political agenda; that function as bordering spaces of in- and exclusion; that imagine Europeans as a homogeneous group; or that conceive of Europe as a social constitution of overlapping and potentially conflicting identities.

CfP ‘Meditations on Malevolence: Exploring Evil in Modern Fiction’

Where/when: Utrecht University, 31 January 2025 Organizer: Bart Mulderij (University of Groningen) Credits: 1-2 ECs (assignment instructions will follow closer to the date of the event).  NB: Credits can only be awarded to humanities ReMA and PhD students from Dutch universities. ‘Meditations on Malevolence’ is a one-day symposium on the representation of evil in literature, […]

International Blended Seminar ‘The Shoah in European Memory’

Online + optional onsite workshop, 14 October – 20 December 2024 | Organizer: Dr László Muntean (Radboud University). 7 ECs. For info on registration, please contact Dr. László Muntean (laszlo.muntean@ru.nl). Application deadline: 7 October 2024.   With students coming from Lucerne, Paris, Cologne, Berlin, Nijmegen, and Warsaw, this international course focuses on practices of Holocaust […]

Call for Papers: Fanfiction and the Ancient World Conference

October 4th-5th, Radboud University (Oct. 4th) and online (Oct. 5th) NB: OSL ReMAs and PhDs can obtain 1EC from participating in the conference and submitting an assignment (instructions will follow closer to the date of the event). Registration will open on September 2nd, 2024 (registration link to be added closer to the date).   How […]

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 […]

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 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.

OSL Awards 2023

OSL Awards

The call for the 2023 OSL Awards is now open! Just like last year, the awards consist of five categories: ‘published scholarly book’, ‘published article’, ‘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 […]