Announcement: GEMS Seminar: Histories and Theories of Reading. Fourth Series.

In the course of 2018, GEMS will host a number of international scholars whose work is relevant for the study of literary and other cultural artefacts and practices of the early modern period. Neema Parvini, David Marno, Zachary Schiffman, Marisa Galvez, Frans-Willem Korsten and Catherine Belsey have all accepted our invitation to participate in a series of discussions with PhD-students. The Seminar is co-funded by Ghent University’s Doctoral School of Arts, Humanities and Law.

In the course of the past years, the program of the Histories and Theories of Reading Seminar has featured, among others, Kathy Eden, Albert Ascoli, Roland Greene, Jonathan Culler, William Marx, Leah Price, Julian Wolfreys and Rodolphe Gasché.

More details about this year’s programme will be announced in the course of January 2018. The first three sessions will take place between March and June, the other three between October and December. PhD-students who want to participate in the Seminar and obtain credits for the DS-programme are required to inscribe for three out of six sessions. Expressions of interest and further inquiries can be sent to jurgen.pieters@ugent.be.

The picture is Antonello da Messina’s Saint Jerome in His Library (ca. 1475).

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May 2nd & 10th: DS seminar with Rodolphe Gasché

Our sixth guest of the Doctoral Course Histories and Theories of Reading is Rodolphe Gasché (State University of New York at Buffalo).

Central to the seminar will be Gasché’s most recent book: Deconstruction, Its Force, Its Violence (2016).

Time schedule and locations:Gasche

preparatory reading session:
Monday 2 May – 9:30 – 12:00.
Location: Large Meeting Room (Blandijn, third floor)

session with Rodolphe Gasché
Tuesday 10 May – 14:30 – 17:30.
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.

April 26th & May 3rd: DS seminar with William Marx

Our fifth guest of the Doctoral Course Histories and Theories of Reading is William Marx (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense).

MarxWe will read ‘Du tremblement de terre de Lisbonne à Auschwitz et Adorno: la crise de la poésie’ (2005), ‘Penser les arrière-gardes’ (2004/2008), ‘La véritable catharsis aristotélicienne : pour une lecture philologique et physiologique de la Poétique’ (2011), ‘Est-il possible de parler de la fin de la littérature?’ (2012), and ‘Brève histoire de la forme en littérature’ (2013).

Time schedule and location:

Tuesday, 26 April, 2016, 9:30 am – Faculty of Arts & Philosophy Library ‘Room Mortier’: preparatory session.

Tuesday, 3 May, 2016, 9:30 amLarge Meeting Room (Blandijn, third floor): session with William Marx.

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

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

lecture/discussion William Marx
May 2016: Rodolphe Gasché
(State University of New York at Buffalo)
guided reading session

lecture/discussion Rodolphe Gasché

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.