Literary Studies Workshop

The Literary Studies Workshop is a Thursday lunch initiative aimed at bringing together literary scholars across the different sections and disciplines in the department. At least twice a month, we team up to get to know our colleagues and the areas they work in. Junior and senior researchers meet to discuss papers or articles nearing completion, to listen to presentations of new and ongoing research projects, to provide feedback on funding applications or to collectively reflect on key texts and issues that matter in literary studies today. Occasionally, we also invite guest speakers.

All information and discussion materials can be consulted in our course on Zephyr.

2019 Spring Programme (12-1 p.m., "large meeting room" (i.e. 130.007), Blandijn third floor, unless noted otherwise)

4 February: Discussion of PhD funding applications (16:00-18:00 !!!)

14 February: Research presentation by Prof. Chiara Nannicini (Italian literature) on “Testimonial narrative from practice to theory: the case of diary“ (at 13:00!).

28 February: Research presentation by Valentin Decloquement (Greek literature) on "Voice and Body in the Second Sophistic: Polemon the Manly and Favorinus the Eunuch in Philostratos’ Lives of the Sophists". 

14 March: Research presentation by Dora Scott (Afrikaans literature) on the work of Andre Brink.

More t.b.a. soon!

The workshop is open to all interested scholars. The organizers (Elke Gilson and Tine Scheijnen) are always looking forward to new proposals, so do get in touch with about your ideas for new sessions or if you want to be added to the mailing list!

A light lunch is provided for those who add their name and preference to our list before  11.45 a.m. on the preceding working day (The spreadsheet contains tabs for all dates, so choose the right date!)