Summer School ‘Constructing Human Rights Narratives’

Groningen | 12-17 July 2020
We are talking about human rights in so many voices using so many intonations and acting in so many roles. A lawyer, a journalist, a character from the novel you read today’s morning, your neighbour complaining about a low salary—all of them are participating in shaping human rights narratives. How do all these narratives contribute to the human rights functioning? And do we have any shared language to talk about human rights?

Carcerality in the Globalised Present: Prison Spaces, Forms and Imaginaries

University of Amsterdam | 18-19 June 2020
In the context of globalisation, prisons appear anomalous. In a time of increased global flows and circulations of commodities, people and ideas, prison systems seem particularly preoccupied with immobilising and isolating specific groups of  criminalised others. The most prominent material manifestation of this feat is the prison’s function of providing enclosed walls, creating a space that is deemed separate from the rest of society.

Call for applications: Laskaridis Visiting Research Fellowships in Modern Greek Studies

University of Amsterdam | 2020-2021
The second round of the Laskaridis Visiting Research fellowships in Modern Greek studies at the University of Amsterdam for 2020-2021 is now out. For the academic year 2020-2021, 1 fellowship will be offered to an early-career scholar (with a PhD not earlier than 2014) for a period of 10 months, and 1 fellowship will be offered to a more experienced scholar (with a PhD between 2000 and 2014) for a period of 5 months.

Jon Beasley-Murray on Posthegemony and Literature

Utrecht | 4 December 2019
Jon Beasley-Murray is professor at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), in the Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies. He currently chairs UBC’s program in Latin American Studies. He teaches and researches Latin American Studies and social and political theory. His aim is for Latin Americanism to inform theory and vice versa.

EERSTE LUCAS-lezing: De trauma’s van Achilles

Op donderdag 28 november 2019 vindt de eerste LUCAS-lezing plaats, waarin een onderzoeker uit het onderzoeksinstituut LUCAS (Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society) voor een breder publiek over zijn of haar vakgebied zal spreken. De eerste LUCAS-lezing wordt gehouden door prof. dr. Ineke Sluiter, hoogleraar Griekse taal- en letterkunde en Spinoza-laureaat, en wordt georganiseerd samen met het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden.

CfP: Song Studies 2020

Ghent | 1-3 July 2020
This conference aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines investigating song (for example musicology, literary studies, history, sociology, performance studies, cognition studies, anthropology, etc.). The focus will be on the definition of possible approaches to the study of this medium (both in its material and performed existence), its performances (in any form) and reception (in any context).

Benjamin Moser on Susan Sontag

How to look at the pain of others Monday, 11 November 2019 17:30 – 19:00 Drift 21, Sweelinckzaal The MA program in Literature Today invites professionals working in the literary field to speak about their current projects and to offer students a practice-based perspective connected to the program’s courses. The first speaker for this academic year is Benjamin Moser. Benjamin […]

Call for papers: Vloeibare verhalen: Neerlandistiek onder laatmoderne condities

Achter de verhalen 2020

Universiteit Leiden | 17-18-19 Juni 2020
We staan op de drempel van het derde decennium van de 21ste eeuw en de neerlandistiek bevindt zich in een heikele situatie. Het aantal studenten is sterk teruggelopen en er vindt een verregaande literaire ontlezing plaats over de volle breedte van de bevolking. Als wetenschappers worstelen we met de vraag hoe we ons zinvol kunnen verhouden tot de grote ecologische, mediale,  politieke en andersoortige veranderingen van onze tijd.

Vacancy: Assistant professor in Literary Studies at Maastricht University

Vacancy: Assistant professor in Literary Studies at Maastricht University

Deadline: November 14, 2019
Studies, with expertise in connecting the discussion of primary literary works to contemporary societal problems. Areas of interest are: either ‘gender & diversity’, in particular in relation to global studies/post colonialism, or ‘environmental humanities’. Furthermore, the candidate should have expertise in methodologies to investigate new digital ways of reading and writing, and/or in ethnographic approaches to literature.