GEMS in portraits: Koenraad Jonckheere

What is it that GEMS is doing? What is our work? What are our thoughts, our ideas? Why are we fascinated by the early modern period?
From now on we will turn a spotlight on one of our members every three months. Each portrait will give you another perspective on GEMS.

RubensOur second portrait is that of Koenraad Jonckheere, professor of Art History at Ghent University. Koenraad has published widely on a variety of subjects, and is currently writing a book on the Quaestio concept. Next to his academic career, Koenraad is active as a curator for exhibitions and is the director of publications at the Centrum Rubenianum, a research institute for Flemish art in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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March 14th & 22nd: DS seminar with Jonathan Culler

Our fourth guest of the Doctoral Course Histories and Theories of Reading is Jonathan Culler (Cornell University).

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Theme of the seminar: Literary theory and the poetics of the lyricTime schedule and location:

Monday, 14 March 2016, 9:30 AM: preparatory session.
Location: Room “Mortier” (Faculty Library)

Monday, 22 March 2016, 2 PM: session with Jonathan Culler
Location: Room “Mortier” (Faculty Library)

Registration for the specialist course is required. See here or here for more information on registration and on the entire course.

December 14th & 21st: DS seminar with Neil Badmington

Our third guest of the Doctoral Course Histories and Theories of Reading is Neil Badmington (University of Cardiff).

Theme of the seminar: Cultural and literary studies with an emphasis upon the work of Roland Barthes

BadmingtonBarthesTime schedule and location:

Monday, 14 December 2015, 10 AM: preparatory session.
Location: Blandijnberg 2, Room 100.072

Monday, 21 December 2015, 2 PM: session with Neil Badmington
Location: Blandijnberg 2, Room 100.072

(For those who are unfamiliar with the building, the room is at the groundfloor – main entrance, to the right. A map of the building can be found here)

Registration for the specialist course is required. See here or here for more information on registration and on the entire course.

Histories and Theories of Reading 2015/16

Doctoral Schools specialist course
International Seminar: Histories and Theories of Reading
> more information can be found here

October 2015: Martin Eisner
(Duke University)
Theme: Transnational literary history of
early Modernism, history of the book and texts
guided reading session
Tue October 6, 2015: 9:30 – 12:30
lecture/discussion Martin Eisner
Tue October 13, 2015: 9:30 – 12:30
November 2015: Roland Greene
(Stanford University)
Theme: Cultural history of the Renaissance
guided reading session
Tue November 3, 2015: 9:30 – 12:30
lecture/discussion Roland Greene
Tue November 10, 2015: 9:30 – 12:30
December 2015: Neil Badmington (University of Cardiff)
Theme: Cultural and literary studies
with an emphasis upon the work of Roland Barthes
guided reading session
Mon December 14, 2015: 9:30 – 12:30
lecture/discussion Neil Badmington
Mon December 21, 2015: 9:30 – 12:30
February/March 2016: Jonathan Culler
(Cornell University)
guided reading session
Mon March 14, 2016: 9:30 – 12:30
lecture/discussion Jonathan Culler
Tue March 22, 2016: 14:00 – 17:00
April 2016: William Marx
(Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
guided reading session
Tue Apr 12, 2016: …
lecture/discussion William Marx
Tue Apr 19, 2016: …
May 2016: Rodolphe Gasché
(State University of New York at Buffalo)
guided reading session
Tue May 3, 2016: …
lecture/discussion Rodolphe Gasché
Tue May 10, 2016: …

Registration for the specialist course is required. To register, please send an e-mail to Katrien De Clercq mentioning the course title, your name, first name, student number, Doctoral School and Department.

GEMS in portraits: Alexander Roose

What is it that GEMS is doing? What is our work? What are our thoughts, our ideas? Why are we fascinated by the early modern period?
From now on we will turn a spotlight on one of our members every three months. Each portrait will give you another perspective on GEMS.

montaignekoffieWe start off with Alexander Roose, professor of French Literature at Ghent University. Alexander is the author of La curiosité de Montaigne, which was published very recently (Champion 2015). Another book on Montaigne is already in the making: Alexander’s De vrolijke wijsheid. Zoeken, denken, en leven met Montaigne comes out this winter (Polis). Also, from January 2016 on, the monologue ‘Montaigne’ that Alexander has written, will be staged in theatres throughout Belgium and the Netherlands.

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November 13, 2015: Annual GEMS Lecture with Prof. Dr. Roland Greene

We are pleased to announce that the 7th Annual GEMS Lecture will be given by Professor Roland Greene (Stanford/MLA); on November 13 (please note: not 12 as announced before) he will talk about “Baroque as Inception: The Dreams of Calderón and Sor Juana”.

The lecture will take place in Room 120.043 (Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2, second floor) from 3 pm to 5 pm. After the lecture we will be offering some refreshments.

You are most cordially invited to attend the lecture. Please confirm your attendance by Monday 9 November by sending an e-mail to Katrien De Clercq indicating whether you would like us to provide refreshments afterwards or not.

October 12th: Lecture Martin Eisner

It is our pleasure to invite you to a lecture on “Dante and the Afterlife of the Book: The Philology of World Literature” that will be given on Monday, 12 October by Prof. Dr. Martin Eisner (Duke University). The lecture will take place in the Large Meeting Room of the English Section (Blandijn, third floor) from 11 am to 1 pm. After the lecture we will be offering sandwiches.

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Prof. Eisner has published on medieval Italian literature, as well as the history of the book and media. He will talk about his new book on Dante and the material tradition of Dante’s first book, the Vita Nuova, from its earliest manuscripts to the most recent editions and adaptations. He will also discuss his ongoing Dante’s Library digital humanities project which tries to reconsider what Dante’s books and manuscripts might tell us about how Dante read, what materials he might have encountered and how these materials might have influenced his reading practice.

We most cordially invite you to attend his lecture. Please confirm your attendance before Friday 9 October by sending an email to Katrien Declercq indicating whether you would like us to provide sandwiches or not.

October 6th & 13th: DS seminar with Martin Eisner

EisnerOur first guest of the Doctoral Course Histories and Theories of Reading is Martin Eisner (Duke University), who will be talking about his research on the works of Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, authorship of the vernacular, and the history of the book and media. His new project is on Dante and the afterlife of the book in which he joins material philology with intellectual history. He will also discuss his ongoing Dante’s Library digital humanities project which tries to reconsider what Dante’s books might tell us about how Dante read, what materials he might have encountered and how these materials might have influenced his reading practice.

Programme:

Tuesday, 6 October, 2015, 9:30 am – Faculty of Arts & Philosophy Library ‘Zaal Mortier’: preparatory session.

Tuesday, 13 October, 2015, 9:30 am – Faculty of Arts & Philosophy Library ‘Zaal Mortier’: session with Martin Eisner.

Registration for the specialist course is required. See here or here for more information on registration and on the entire course.

Inaugural Workshop AHRC Network ‘Passions of War’ on Saturday June 20th

Achilles kills Hector, Crispijn van de Passe (I), 1613. © Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Achilles kills Hector, 1613. © Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

On Saturday June 20th, the Museum Dr Guislain and GEMS will host the inaugural  workshop of the AHRC Network Passions of War: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality and Conflict, 1550-1945.  The workshop programme consists of three sessions, two with paper presentations and one with a group discussion based on exhibits from the War & Trauma exhibition and other objects related to that exhibition. An introduction to the group discussion about ‘War trauma and gendered emotions’ will be provided by Patrick Allegaert and Eline Van de Voorde of the Museum Dr Guislain. The sessions with paper presentations will be about ‘Sexuality and gender in war narratives’ and ‘Military masculinities and female soldiers’. Speakers are Jessica Meyer (University of Leeds), Marysa Demoor (Ghent University), Victoria Basham (Exeter University), Marian Füssel (Universität Göttingen), Stefan Dudink (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Simon Bainbridge (University of Lancaster). After the last session, James Wharton will provide a public lecture about his book Out in the Army – a detailed account of ten years in the British Army, discussing sexuality and modern equality.