Programme Announcement 2nd Postgraduate Colloquium in Low Countries Studies (London, 6th-7th July 2017)

In just under two weeks postgraduate students of Dutch and Flemish DrHLstoryhistory, literature, translation studies and sociology will come together for the second edition of the ALCS Postgraduate Colloquium. This international meeting is designed to foster links between British and Irish Low Countries Studies and scholars from other countries, and to support the next generation of researchers in our field. The conference will take place in the medium of English and we welcome anyone with a curiosity about the Netherlands and Flanders or any of the topics up for discussion. This year’s papers are particularly exciting, with strong themes of identity, ideology and transnationality emerging. The keynote will be given by our chair, Henriette Louwerse (University of Sheffield).

The conference fee of £15 is payable by those receiving research funding or in full-time work, all students and unwaged researchers are welcome to join free of charge. If you would like to attend, please email pglowcountriesstudies@gmail.com so that we can factor you into our catering arrangements. Details of excursions and dinner plans to follow.

Thursday 6th July
09.30-10.00 Arrival and Registration
10.00 – 11.00 Keynote Henriette Louwerse: Multicultural Present and Colonial Past: The Case of the Netherlands
11.00 – 11.30 COFFEE
11.30 – 13.00 Panel 1 Chair: Nick Piercey (University of Manchester)
Rianti D. Manullang (University of Leiden): ‘The Stories of Indigenous Bataks in Sumatra through the “Imperial Eyes“ of the Colonial Travelers’
Paola Gentile (KU Leuven): ‘The Image of the Netherlands in Italian Literary Translation – A Socio-imagological Approach’
13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH

14.00 – 15.00 Panel 2 Chair: Marja Kingma (British Library)

Zsuzsa Toth (University of Debrecen): ‘The Reception of Jo van Ammers-Küller by the Hungarian Press in the First Half of the 20th Century’
Cristina Peligra (Newcastle University): ‘Re-presenting Identity and Colonial Legacy. Comparing English and Italian translations of Hella Haasse’s “Indische Romans”’
marja15.00 – 15.30 Research Training and Q&A Introduction to the British Library Dutch Collections by Marja Kingma
15.30-15.45 COFFEE
15.45 – 16.45 Panel 3 Chair: tbc

Cyd Sturgess (University of Sheffield): ‘Fashioning queer femininities in Josine Reulin’s Terug naar het eiland (1937)’
Joske van de Vis (University of Leiden): ‘The Bakhtian Analysis of Tonnus Oosterhoff’s Digital Poems’
17.00 – 19.00 Free Excursion (details to follow)

19.00 DINNER (Optional, self-funded)

senate_houseFriday 7th July
09.30 – 10.00 COFFEE
10.00 – 11.30 Panel 4 Chair: tbc

Carmen Verhoeven (Utrecht University): ‘Divided by Mars, united by Rhetorica: Concord and discord on the Mechelen rhetorician contest of 1620’
Marion Prinse: ‘Processes of Radicalisation in pre-WWI Flemish Nationalist Literature’
11.30-12.30 Activity (tbc)
12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH
13.30 – 14.30 Panel 6 Chair: Cyd Sturgess (University of Sheffield)

Karen van Hove (KU Leuven): ‘Pornography, yes or no? – Literary and pornographic interactions’
Jenny Watson (University of Sheffield): ‘Father literature – a transnational trend, a trans-temporal phenomenon?’

14.30 – 16.00 Workshop/postgrad training Questioning the Canon, Building the Discipline.
16.00 -18.00 CLOSE AND DRINKS (Optional, self-funded)