Thursday January 10th

location: zaal C 186 Ruth First (Cobbenhagen-gebouw)

chair: Thomas Vaessens (University of Amsterdam, director of OSL)

09.30               Registration with coffee & tea

10.00-10.15     Odile Heynders (Tilburg University) – Welcome

10.15-11.15     Jürgen Pieters (Ghent University) – Keynote: The Writing of Lives and the Fashioning of Selves: Some Reflections on 
Dead Authors and Why They Keep Haunting Us

11.15-11.30     Coffee break

11.30-12.30     Henriëtte Louwerse (Sheffield University) – “Can’t we just read the text on the page anymore?” Authors acting characters. The case of Robert Vuijsje’s Alleen maar nette mensen

12.30-13.30     Lunch

13.30-15.15     Panel: Performances of Celebrity and Authenticity: Literary Authors as Public Intellectuals by Odile Heynders (Tilburg University), Gaston Franssen (University of Amsterdam) and Sanna Lehtonen (Tilburg University)

15.15-15.30     Coffee break

15.30-16.30     Plenary discussion

16.30-18.00     Drinks at NS16 with short presentation by Eva Rovers on her upcomming biography of Boudewijn Büch (NL)

18.00-20.30     Conference Diner at Het Elfde Gebod

Friday January  11th

location: zaal DZ 004 (Dante-gebouw)

chair: Aukje van Rooden (University of Amsterdam)

09.45-10.45     Mineke Bosch (Groningen University) – Performing Gender and Science – Parallel Developments in Science and Gender Biographical Writing

10.45-11.00     Coffee break

11.00-12.00     Dennis Kersten (Radboud University Nijmegen) “A memorable hand”: Virginia Woolf’s Life-Writing in Theory and Practice

12.00-13.00     Lunch

13.00-14.00     Marc de Kesel (Arteveldehogeschool Ghent, Radboud University Nijmegen, Leuven University) – Words as Kalashnikovs: Literature and the ‘Phantasm’

14.00-14.15     Coffee break

14.15-15.15     André Nusselder (Academy for Information & Management, Amsterdam) – Philosophy and the Scene of Writing

15.15-16.15     Plenary discussion and conclusions

16.15-17.30     Drinks


See Abstracts for a description of the lectures,

and see Speakers for a short introduction to the speakers of Ravenstein 2013.