Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings

The Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings brings together researchers in the field of literary, theatre and performance studies. CLIC offers scholars an interdisciplinary network to stimulate research along three key concepts: media, genres and spaces. (more)
 

News & upcoming events

On 17 March, CLIC co-organizes a twin conference on Intermediality: 'Literature and Media Innovation'. More precisely, our colleagues Johan Callens, Christophe Collard and Claire Swyzen will host the conference day that is focussed on  'Mediations of Authorship in Postdramatic Mediaturgies', which will take place in the RITCS buildings. The programme and book of abstracts can be found here, to see the flyer and poster, follow the links. 

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During the next two weeks, Passa Porta will host two presentations of books that are written or edited by CLIC members. On 24 February at 8 pm, Brussel Schrijven/Ecrire Bruxelles will be presented to the public. The book, which investigates the literary dimension of Brussels, was edited by Daniël Acke and Liesbeth Bekers and contains contributions from several other CLIC members. On 3 March, also at 8pm, David Gullentops will present his book Emile Verhaeren inédit. The invitation for this event can be found here, for more information about both publications, click here.

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On 26 February 2016, the symposium "Interrogating the Postcolonial Paradigm“ takes place at the VUB, as part of the Platform of Postcolonial Readings and in collaboration with CLIC, the VUB Doctoral School Humanities (DsH), the Nederlands Onderzoeksschool Literatuurwetenschap and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis. In the context of this symposium New Zealand writer Paula Morris, who is currently writer-in-residence at the VUB & Passa Porta, will hold a lecture (with Q&A) that is open to all (4-5pm). For the programme, click here. Please register for the workshop and/or the lecture with janine.hauthal@vub.ac.be by 22 February.

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In February the Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings welcomes Paula Morris (New Zealand) to the VUB, in collaboration with the international house of literature Passa Porta. During her residency, Morris will teach a creative writing workshop and hold a public lecture (with Q&A) entitled ‘When They Grow Tired of Gazing: The Invisible New Zealander.’ The lecture takes place in E.0.12 (4-5pm)  and is open to all, but please register with janine.hauthal@vub.ac.be by 22 February.
 
More information on Paula Morris and her residency at Passa Porta.

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2015 has been an interesting year for CLIC. Click here to read the annual report.

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26 February: Masterclass with Peter Stockwell (University of Nottingham) on Cognitive Approaches to Modern and Contemporary Prose and Poetry

This masterclass brings together PhD-students from Flemish universities who apply various cognitive methods to twentieth-century prose and poetry. It seeks the participation of researchers (PhD-students, postdocs, professors and MA-students) who wish to discuss the theoretical footing of the presented research projects, and to address the challenges which the researchers face. Peter Stockwell (University of Nottingham) will provide feedback, and will deliver a keynote lecture about language use in surrealist texts.

Participation is free of charge, but please register (either for the whole day or just for the keynote) with Elke.Depreter@vub.ac.be

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In March 2016, CLIC co-organizes a conference on the genetic study of performance named Tracing Creation. Click here to read the CFP. 

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On 14 and 15 December 2015 the Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings, the Department of German Literature from Ghent University and the joint research group THALIA (Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Ghent University) organised 'Theater als [H]Ort des Wissens. Ästhetik – Institution – Effekt'. The aim of the conference was to offer an integrated approach to text theatricality through narratology and performance studies. More information can be found here, to see the program, click here.

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Our research partner SEL (Studiecentrum voor Experimentele Literatuur) put together a symposium that spotlights invigorating radio experiment on Friday 18 December 2015.

In the morning, there were two keynote lectures. Jane Lewty (UvA) gave a lecture about the hidden radio texts in modernist literature and Adam Frank (University of British Columbia) presented his interdisciplinary Radio Free Stein project, in which work by Gertrude Stein is adapted for the ear. Composer Samuel Vriezen joined Adam and explained his input in the project. The symposium’s afternoon session featured five case studies on the radio play and lots of talking and listening. More information about the event can be found here

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From 9 till 11 December 2015 our research partner CLIV (the International Centre for Literature in Translation), organised Translation in Exile, a conference that aimed at providing a new understanding of exile as a theoretical concept, analytical category, and lived experience in the study of the translation of (literary) texts. The conference took place in the Brussels Parliament and the buildings of the University Foundation in Brussels. The poster can be found here, to see the program click here.

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The VAL (Vlaamse Vereniging voor Algemene en Vergelijkende Literatuurwetenschap) symposium of this year was focused on the subject of generic hybridity. The event took place at the faculty of Literature at KULeuven on 11 December 2015. More information can be found here.  

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In 2015, the Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education (BAAHE) devoted their annual conference to the subject of 'Adaptation'. The event was held at the VUB Campus on Friday 4 December 2015 and is supported by CLIC. The program can be found here.

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The annual symposium of CLIC, where members of our research group present their work to the TALK students (who are majoring in Linguistics and Literary Studies), took place on 13 November 2015. This edition focused on documentary trends in literature and theatre. The program included talks about the possible interplay between imagination and reality, the aesthetics of documentary art and the 'objectivity' of numbers, data and other kinds of 'solid evidence'. Keynote speakers were Prof. Gunther Martens (UGent) and the Flemish writer Koen Peeters.
The poster, with the program, can be found here; the book of abstracts can be found here.

When: Friday, 13 November 2015, from 9.15 am until 5.15 pm

Where: VUB Campus Etterbeek, Promotiezaal (D.2.01)

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CLIC congratulates Prof. Christian Laes, who was awarded the 2015 NKV-Homerus prize for his monograph "Beperkt? Gehandicapt in het Romeinse Rijk" (Davidsfonds). Read the jury report here

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On 8 and 9 September 2015, the research group SEL and the WOG OLITH organised the conference Confrontations - Experimental Dutch and German literature of the long sixties. The event took place at the KVAB in Brussels, it was supported by CLIC. The program can be found here.

The Austrian poet Gerhard Rühm, co-founder of the legendary Wiener Gruppe, and the German artist Monika Lichtenfeld, were the special guests of this conference. Both performed on Tuesday, 8 September 2015, at 5pm, at the KVAB. For more information and a taste of the performance, click here.