Histories and Theories of Reading 2018

Doctoral Schools specialist course
International Seminar: Histories and Theories of Reading
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Session 1: Neema Parvini (University of Surrey)

Theme: The future of historicism – ‘beyond’ the New Historicism.
Preparatory session: Thursday, March 22 2018 (9.30-12.30)
Session with our guest: Thursday, March 29, 2018 (9.30-12.30)

Session 2: David Marno (University of California, Berkeley)

Theme: early-modern poetry and its relations to religious history – the genealogy of aesthetic criticism.
Preparatory session: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (9.30-12.30)
Session with our guest: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (9.30-12.30)

Session 3: Catherine Belsey (Derby University) / Neil Badmington (Cardiff University)

Theme: the heritage of post-structuralism and the future of literary and cultural studies – what is the value of criticism today?
Preparatory session: Friday, May 25, 2018 (9.30-12.30)
Session with our guests: Friday, June 1, 2018 (9.30-12.30)

Session 4: Zachary Schiffman (Northeastern Illinois University)

Theme: the topic of his book The Birth of the Past: the genealogy of Western concepts and modes of historical thinking – Reading historical anachronism vs. reading ‘the past’ in early modern Europe.
Preparatory session: Friday, October 12, 2018 (9.30-12.30)
Session with our guest: Friday, October 19, 2018 (9.30-12.30)

Session 5: Marisa Galvez (Stanford University)

Theme: the genealogy of poetry before it became ‘modern’.
Preparatory session: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (9.30-12.30) – location TBA
Session with our guest: Thursday, November 22, 2018 (14-17) – location TBA

Session 6: Frans-Willem Korsten (Leiden University)

Theme: towards a new form of cultural history – specific case: the Dutch Golden Age.
Preparatory session: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (9.30-12.30) – location TBA
Session with our guest: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 (14-17) – location TBA

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.