Literary Studies Workshop

The Literary Studies Workshop is a 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.

Programme Autumn 2022

(12:00-13:00, meeting room "Camelot", third floor Blandijn, i.e. 130.007)

  • 11 October: presentation new postdocs
  • 25 October: Simona Adinolfi, “Multiple belongings, becoming, and first chapters: chasing narrative subjectivity”
  • 15 November: feedback session postdoc applications
  • 22 November: feedback session postdoc applications
  • 6 December: presentation new PhDs 
  • 12 January: Laura Welsch, work in progress “The Extractive Paradigm in Literature and the Arts from Ecuador, Peru and Colombia” 
  • 25-27 January: Academic Writing Retreat

The workshop is open to all interested scholars. The organizers (Louise Benson James, Eloïse Forestier, Piril Us Maclennan, Marie Schoups) are always looking forward to new proposals, so do get in touch with lsworkshop@ugent.be about your ideas for new sessions or if you want to be added to the mailing list!