Fourth Annual Symposium Unhinging the National Framework: Transnational Life Writing

Fourth Annual Symposium Unhinging the National Framework: Transnational Life Writing

Friday, 6 December, 2019
Atrium, Medical Faculty – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Van der Boechorststraat 7 1081 BT Amsterdam

 Programme

09.30 – 10.00 | Welcome with coffee and tea

10.00 – 11.00 | Opening Keynote Address + discussion

Prof. dr. Sonja Boon, author of What the Oceans Remember: Searching for Belonging and Home (2019), Department of Gender Studies, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada

Speculative Lives: Haunted Yearnings for Impossible Pasts

10.45 – 11.30 | Dr. Esther Captain (KITLV) and Dr. Guno Jones (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Postcolonial Transnational (Family) Histories

11.30 – 12.00 | Coffee break

12.00 – 12.30 | Dr. Karin Willemse, Department of History, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

Re-membering Those Who Left: Abandoned Houses as Archives of (In)Tangible Nubian Heritage

12.30 – 13.00 | Interview with Dr. Lizzy van Leeuwen, independent scholar, biographer

13.00 – 13.15 | Discussion

13.15 – 14.00 | Lunch

14.00 – 14.15 | Research pitches Unhinging the National Framework

14.15 – 15.15 | Keynote Address + discussion

Prof. dr. Elleke Boehmer, Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford, England, biographer and author of fiction
Unhinging the National Framework through Curricular Change

15.15 – 15.45 | Coffee break

15.45 – 16.30 | Dik van der Meulen, biographer King William III. A Boundless Royal

Dr. Monica Soeting, European Journal of Life Writing
Queen Emma, the Sweetest Grandmother of Europe

16.30 – 17.00 | Interview with Dr. Frank Dragtenstein, historian and Surinamist