Invitation to the 3rd OSL Research Day (Oct 12, 2018, Groningen)

The third OSL Research Day will take place on October 12, 2018 at the University Library in Groningen. We invite scholars from all Dutch universities to explore affinities in their research interests and possibilities for future collaboration around a number of research topics (mentioned below). More topics can be added to the list, in particular by participants who already have future collaborators in mind. In that case please contact Prof. Dr. Pablo Valdivia: p.valdivia.martin@rug.nl by June 30.

The Research Day hopes to stimulate more collaboration between literary scholars and existing research groups in the Netherlands. Although literature is the main scope of the OSL Research School, we explicitly encourage multidisciplinary research.

Programme
The Research Day will start with the presentation of the 2018 OSL Award, followed by a PhD Forum and a session on Research Funding. After a short break, Prof. Dr. Esther Peeren (UvA) will lecture on Reading Rural Imaginations (project awarded with an ERC Consolidator Grant). Peeren’s innovative research is closely related to various topics that will be discussed in parallel sessions during the afternoon (cf. E. Peeren. The Spectral Metaphor: Living Ghosts and the Agency of Invisibility, 2014; E. Peeren, H. Stuit, & A. van Weyenberg (Eds.), Peripheral Visions in the Globalizing Present: Spaces, Mobilities, Aesthetics, Leiden: Brill, 2016; E. Peeren, R. Celikates, J. de Kloet, & T. Poell (Eds.), Global Cultures of Contestation: Mobility, Sustainability, Aesthetics & Connectivity, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

In the afternoon, the participants will discuss their own research projects and interests in sessions organised by existent and emerging research groups. Sessions are planned on the topics of literature and law, poetics of knowledge, literature and technology, transgressing boundaries et al. These sessions take 1.5 hour each, and are open to all researchers. More panels can be added. Please find the schedule below.

Seed Money
The organization of the sessions is flexible and is up to the convenors of each session. The sessions can be envisaged as a matchmaking event, a presentation of brief research pitches/papers or discussion in which ongoing or future research projects are presented. We would explicitly like to invite participants to think about future collaborations with the members of the session, i.e. the planning of symposia, book publications, joint funding applications (NWO, ERC etc.) or the organization of OSL budgeted academic events such as the Ravenstein Seminar in January 2020. Plans for collaboration can be further developed in the month following the Research day and sent to Prof. Dr. Pablo Valdivia. The OSL Board will make € 1000,- of seed money available for the most promising initiative.

Registration
Participants can register for the Research Day by sending an email to OSL-fgw@uva.nl  before June 30. Please indicate in your email in which sessions you would like to participate. The event will take place in the RUG University Library, Broerstraat 4, Groningen.

We look forward to meeting you all in Groningen on Oct 12!

Pablo Valdivia, Ruby de Vos, Alberto Godioli, Florian Lippert, Sander Brouwer and the OSL Board

 

 

TimeSessionVenue
10:00-10:15Coffee Reception-Welcome by Dr. Stephan Besser & Prof. Dr. Pablo ValdiviaTBA
10:15-10:30OSL AwardJantina Tammeszaal
10:30-11:30PhD Forum (Convenors: Ruby de Vos & Dr. Vera Alexander)Jantina Tammeszaal

 

11:30-12:00 Life Beyond ERC & NWO: Research Funding (Presentation: Gema Ocaña RUG Senior Advisor in European Affairs / Funding)Jantina Tammeszaal
12:00-13:00LunchTBA
13:00-14:00Reading Rural Imaginations

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Esther Peeren (Chair: Dr. Sander Brouwer)

Jantina Tammeszaal

 

14:00-15:30Parallel Session 1: Research Group Literature & Law (Convenors: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Sobecki, Dr. Alberto Godioli, Dr. Florian Lippert)

Parallel Session 2: Research Group Poetics of Knowledge (Convenor: Dr. Marieke Winkler)

TBA
15:30-16:00Coffee BreakTBA
16:00-17:30Parallel Session 3: Research Group Transgressing Borders: Mediating & Negotiating Cultures (Convenor: Prof. Dr. Petra Broomans, Dr. Jeanette den Toonder)

Parallel Session 4: Research Group Literature, Technology & Innovation (Convenor: Prof. Dr. Pablo Valdivia)

TBA
17:30-18:00BreakTBA
18:00-19:00Book presentation Prof. Dr. Richard Lansdown, Literature and Truth: Imaginative Writing as a Medium for Ideas (Brill, December 2017)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Pablo Valdivia

TBA