Literary Studies Workshop

The Literary Studies Workshop is a Tuesday 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 Autumn Programme

  • 8 October: dr. Christian Steltz (Universiteit Regensburg): "The Burden of Creativity – René Pollesch’s globalized view on Rainer Werner Fassbinder" (faculty meeting room, first floor)
  • 22 October: Cristina Cocola: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Psalter’s Reflections in Athanasius’ Letter to Marcellinus" (110.022, 13:00!)
  • 6 November: discussion of postdoctoral applications ?
  • 12 November: dr. Catherine Gilbert: "Voyage mémoriel: Re-locating memory in the Rwandan diaspora" (Camelot, third floor)
  • 26 November: Laura Welsch: : “Extractive zones: disputed territories and eco-cultural imagination in 21st century South American literature” (Camelot, third floor)
  • 10 December: dr. Klazina Staat: "Tours on Paper. A Combined Narrative and Codicological Analysis of Late Antique and Early Medieval Travel Literature." (Camelot, third floor)


The workshop is open to all interested scholars. The organizers (Rachele Ricceri, Laura Welsch, Ida Marie Olsen and Dona Pursall) 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!)