Metamodernism Conference (with a lecture by Will Self)

Radboud University | 3-5 July 2019
The conference is organized by Dr Usha Wilbers ( and Dr Dennis Kersten (, in collaboration with Prof. dr. Antony Rowland of Manchester Metropolitan University. This will be the final event of the Metamodernism AHRC project. For more information, please see

PhD Course ‘Translation and Cultural Transfer’

Ghent and Leuven | 11-13 June 2019
From 11 to 13 June 2019, a PhD course on “Translation and Cultural Transfer” will take place at Ghent University and KU Leuven/Campus Brussels. Keynote lecturers Diana Roig Sanz (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and Petra Broomans (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) will present theoretical models and methods for analyzing intra- and extra-textual aspects of cultural transfer processes in peripheral multilingual contexts.

Registration Open for UU Humanities Graduate Conference 2019

Utrecht | 11-12 April 2019
The Utrecht University Humanities Graduate Conference 2019, What’s the Point? Impact and the Future of the Humanities, will take place on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April 2019. The conference includes the UU Centre for Humanities Discussion on the Future of the Humanities, panels on impact in and outside of academia, and (R)Ma and PhD panels on our conference theme. There will also be keynote talks by Eleonora Belfiore (University of Loughborough) and Simon During (University of Melbourne).

Conference ‘Passing on: Property, Family and Death in Narratives of Inheritance’

Aarhus | 13-15 November 2019
“Passing On: Property, Family and Death in Narratives of Inheritance” seeks to explore the multiple ways in which literature deals with inheritance, from the Early Modern period until today, across national and linguistic borders. One of the conference’s main objectives is to open up for a comparative study of inheritance in literature and to encourage productive exchange between scholars of all forms of literature.

PhD Conference ‘Alternative Geographies: New Perspectives on Art and Literature in a Global Age’

Aarhus University | October 7-9, 2019
Where is the center of the world within our present world order? What do geography and geographical location mean for our understanding of world literature and art? How do new transcultural relations, planetary outlook, new forms of cosmopolitanism and ecocriticism change our understanding of the role of literature and art in a global world? And how do art and literature depict and reflect on the meaning of old and new geographies?

SMART-Workshop | Brain-Culture Interfaces: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Entanglement of the Human Mind and its Cultural Environment

28 February 2019 | Amsterdam
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers who work at the inter-section of the humanities, social sciences and cognitive neurosciences in order to systematically reflect on the ways in which we can investigate the shared boundaries – or interfaces, as we suggest to call them – between brain, body and culture. As a result of a paradigm shift in the sciences of brain and cognition in the last twenty years, human minds/brains are now seen by many as porous and intrinsically entangled with their social and cultural surroundings.

On Crime, Crowds, and the City: Poe, Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Nietzsche

Amsterdam | 7 March 2019

ASCA/NICA Masterclass and Lecture by Jeremy Tambling, organized by Ben Moore

Abstract: This event explores the relationship between crime/the criminal and the city, in relation to a range of mainly nineteenth-century authors: Poe, Dickens, Collins, George Eliot, Dostoevsky, Stevenson, but also James Joyce. The main theoretical approach is drawn from Nietzsche, and Klossowski’s readings of him, and from Freud.