Vom 6. bis zum 8. November 2019 findet am University College London die Konferenz Worlding the Low Countries statt. Organisator ist das dortige Department for Dutch Studies, welches 2019 sein 100-jähriges Jubiläum feiert. Es handelt sich um die 13th International Conference of the Association for Low Countries Studies.
Veranstaltungsort: University College London, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT
Aus der Veranstaltungsankündigung:
„We are looking for individual papers (20 minutes) and fully constituted panel suggestions (3 * 20 minutes plus Chair) on this year’s conference theme of ‘Worlding the Low Countries’ from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary angles. Questions that could be considered include the following (but paper proposals are not restricted to these suggestions):
- How does literature in Dutch represent the world: how does it represent other continents, how does it represent the movement from characters of the Low Countries across the globe, or from ‘others’ coming to the Low Countries?
- How are the Low Countries represented across the world in image, text and performance, and vice versa, how are other regions represented within the Low Countries?
- How to understand the intercultural relations that shape literatures and arts of the Low Countries?
- How do we decolonize the study of Dutch and the literary and art history of the Low Countries?
- How do historical and current ecological developments (re)configure the map of the Low Countries?
- How to systematically compare the different manifestations and articulations of Dutch (literature, language, culture) in the world and in the Low Countries?
- What is the function of translation in worlding the Low Countries, and can its study offer a model for further research into the Low Countries’ globality?
- How to study the worldliness of the sociolinguistic situation in large urban centres in the Low Countries? Do those situations affect national imagery, or the understanding of Flanders and the Netherlands as a community supposedly united by one language?“
Die Deadline für das Einreichen von Abstracts ist der 30. März 2019.