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12th Biennial Conference of the ALCS, 2018

28 – 30 June, University of Sheffield


We are looking forward to welcoming you to Sheffield. Here is some practical information.

For all questions or queries: ALCS@sheffield.ac.uk

ALCS Programme 2018

Travel Information as PDF (with maps


Overview Venues

Workshop for Tutors
Jessop West, Room G.03
Registration and Opening
Firth Court, Council Room
Festive Conference Dinner Weston Park Museum
Conference Hotel  Jonas Hotel, Endcliffe Village
Friday Conference The Edge Conference Centre
Friday Evening Play DINA, 32 Cambridge Street
Saturday Programme The Edge Conference Centre

Getting to Sheffield

The University of Sheffield website contains information on a range of ways of getting to the university from anywhere in the world, including local maps: www.sheffield.ac.uk/visitors/mapsandtravel.


 Jonas Hotel & conference venue The Edge (Friday & Saturday)


imageposterwebJonas Hotel & The Edge
Endcliffe Village
Endcliffe Crescent
Sheffield S10 3ER
+44 114 222 8816
hello@jonashotel.co.uk

Hotel practical info:

  • Check-in from 3pm. Check-out before 11am. Luggage storage available.
  • Tel. porter for those arriving after 11pm: +44 114 222 8810.
  • A very small breakfast is included (Coffee/tea and danish).
  • The Edge, the centre where the conference takes place on Friday and Saturday, is on the same site as the hotel. 3-5 minutes walk and clearly signposted.

Dutch Tutors Workshop (Jessop West) and Opening Conference (Firth Court) 


From Sheffield Railway Station, the easiest ways on Thursday to reach Jessop West (room G.03) for the Tutors Workshop, Firth Court for the conference opening (Council Room) , or Weston Park Museum for the dinner, are:

  • On foot: 30 min.
  • By tram: stop at the back of the railway station, YELLOW and BLUE routes to University of Sheffield stop. Tickets available from the conductor.

Friday Evening


fishermanposterNo dinner has been arranged for Friday before the evening event The Farce of the Fisherman

Near the Endcliffe campus, many nice places are to be found on Sharrow Vale Road and Ecclesall Road: 10 min. walking from the Endcliffe campus, in the direction of Neill Road and Newington Road bus stops (which helps you on your way to DINA: see Travel Information).

Near DINA itself, the city centre itself also offers plenty to eat.

DINA

32 Cambridge Street
(near to the John Lewis department store)

  • On foot: 40 min.
  • By bus: 30 min. inc. walking (exc. waiting):
    • bus 6/271 from Newington Road stop to Moorhead stop
    • bus 81/82 from Neill Road stop to Charles Street stop
    • bus 88 from Neill Road stop to Moorhead Eyre Street stop
    • bus 120 from Endcliffe Vale Road or Shore Lane stop to City Hall stop

Staying in Sheffield a little longer?

The city’s tourism information website lists a great many things to see and do:

www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit/things-to-see-and-do

Sheffield is known for its street art, vibrant pop scene, and its many local breweries.

The Jonas Hotel is close to the Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe Park, from where a walk along the Porter Brook takes you straight into the Peak District, a national park.

Sheffield’s industrial heritage is also visible in many places, both in Sheffield’s museums and in the open air, for instance at the grinding workshops which can be seen in operation at Shepherd Wheel, along the Porter Brook.

Or sample some Netherlandic art at the Graves Art Gallery!

While we are in Sheffield, the city also hosts a virtual-reality exploration into the life experience of by Dutch multi-disciplinary artist, Marcel Schreur: Life is Beautiful Always (28 June – 1 July, Grace Unit, Fitzalan Square, near the High Street).

ALCS Conference 2018: Picturing Reality


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During the 12th ALCS Conference Picturing Reality, (28-30 June, University of Sheffield), we will map and analyse a wide range of areas of interchange or zones of contact in a Low Countries context. We approach ‘traditional’ or binary pairings such as fiction and truth, art and life, imagination and history through a lens of complementarity and not only in terms of contamination and opposition. We regard adaptation and translation as exemplary contact zones.

We can boast a truly international conference with speakers from 4 continents and 11 different nations. 

Conference Programma (version 31 May)

Click here for our online registration which is now open till 1 June 2018

Selected papers will be published in the ALCS Journal: Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies


There are two events associated with the conference:


 

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70 Years of Dutch at Sheffield University, 28 June

The Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies will host the 12th ALCS conference as part of the festivities celebrating 70 years of Dutch Studies at the University of Sheffield. More about the festive dinner and how to book your ticket.


fishermanposterThe Farce of the Fisherman, 29 June

Let us speak our confessions
Telling each other and keeping it short,
For our need now forces us to do so,
So we might obtain freedom from hell.

Husband and wife fishers are caught at sea when a heavy storm threatens to overturn their boat. It is time to confess! But what if the storm was not quite as devastating as expected and the truth is out…

More about the play and how to reserve your FREE ticket.

Programme 2nd Postgraduate Colloquium in Low Countries Studies (London, 6th-7th July 2017)

senate_houseIn just under two weeks postgraduate students of Dutch and Flemish history, literature, translation studies and sociology will come together for the second edition of the ALCS Postgraduate Colloquium. This international meeting is designed to foster links between British and Irish Low Countries Studies and scholars from other countries, and to support the next generation of researchers in our field. The conference will take place in the medium of English and we welcome anyone with a curiosity about the Netherlands and Flanders or any of the topics up for discussion. This year’s papers are particularly exciting, with strong themes of identity, ideology and transnationality emerging. The keynote will be given by our chair, Henriette Louwerse (University of Sheffield).

The conference fee of £15 is payable by those receiving research funding or in full-time work, all students and unwaged researchers are welcome to join free of charge. If you would like to attend, please email pglowcountriesstudies@gmail.com so that we can factor you into our catering arrangements. Details of excursions and dinner plans to follow.

Full Call for Papers


ALCS Postgraduate Colloquium
Senate House, London


Thursday 6th July

09.30-10.00: Arrival and Registration
10.00 – 11.00:  Keynote Henriette Louwerse (University of Sheffield): ‘Multicultural Present and Colonial Past: The Case of the Netherlands’

11.00 – 11.30: COFFEE

11.30 – 13.00 Panel 1 Chair: Nick Piercey (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Rianti D. Manullang (University of Leiden): ‘The Stories of Indigenous Bataks in Sumatra through the “Imperial Eyes“ of the Colonial Travelers’

Paola Gentile (KU Leuven): ‘The Image of the Netherlands in Italian Literary Translation – A Socio-imagological Approach’

13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH

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Zsuzsa Toth (University of Debrecen): ‘The Reception of Jo van Ammers-Küller by the Hungarian Press in the First Half of the 20th Century’

Cristina Peligra (Newcastle University): ‘Re-presenting Identity and Colonial Legacy. Comparing English and Italian translations of Hella Haasse’s “Indische Romans”’

15.00 – 15.30 Research Training and Q&A Introduction to the British Library Dutch Collections by Marja Kingma

15.30-15.45 COFFEE

15.45 – 16.45 Panel 3 Chair: Henriette Louwerse

Cyd Sturgess (University of Sheffield): ‘Fashioning queer femininities in Josine Reulin’s Terug naar het eiland (1937)’

Joske van de Vis (University of Leiden): ‘The Bakhtian Analysis of Tonnus Oosterhoff’s Digital Poems’

17.00 – 19.00 Free Excursion (details to follow)

19.00 DINNER (Optional, self-funded)


Friday 7th July

09.30 – 10.00 COFFEE

10.00 – 11.30 Panel 4 Chair: tbc

Carmen Verhoeven (Utrecht University): ‘Divided by Mars, united by Rhetorica: Concord and discord on the Mechelen rhetorician contest of 1620’

Marion Prinse: ‘Processes of Radicalisation in pre-WWI Flemish Nationalist Literature’

11.30-12.30 Activity (tbc)

12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH

13.30 – 14.30 Panel 6 Chair: Cyd Sturgess (University of Sheffield)

Karen van Hove (KU Leuven): ‘Pornography, yes or no? – Literary and pornographic interactions’

Jenny Watson (University of Sheffield): ‘Father literature – a transnational trend, a trans-temporal phenomenon?’

14.30 – 16.00 Workshop/postgrad training Questioning the Canon, Building the Discipline.

16.00 -18.00 CLOSE AND DRINKS (Optional, self-funded)


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11th Biennial Conference 2016

The 11th ALCS Biennial Conference took place from 29 June-1 July 2016 at University College Dublin. The conference organisers, under the inspiring leadership of dr. John Loughman (UCD), could not have picked a more topical theme: Narrating Change, Changing Narratives acquired that special ring only a week after the EU referendum.

dr John Loughman (UCD) host of the 11th ALCS Conference
Dr John Loughman (UCD), host of the 11th ALCS Conference

This 11th edition was our most ‘international’ conference to date, attracting speakers from a dozen countries spread over four continents: Ireland, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Netherlands, South-Africa, South-Korea, United States, and United Kingdom.

During three days in Dublin, around forty delegates explored how change is represented and narrated in a Low Countries or comparative context and along and across broad cultural, linguistic and historical lines. The 24 papers and three keynote addresses took the conference theme in many directions:

• narrating the postcolonial and the multicultural;
• narrating meaning in early modern art,
• narrating gender and nationalism,
• narrating society and humanity,
• narrating space and race;
• changing narratives in language and linguistics

Our keynote speakers were:

  • Pamela Pattynama of the University of Amsterdam who is an expert in changing colonial narratives. Her book on the representation of Indonesia and Dutch colonial rule, Bitterzoet Indië, was the starting point of her paper.
  • Adriaan Waiboer, Curator of Northern European Art at the National Gallery of Ireland. Dr Waiboer discussed his current project: ‘Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry’ to be shown at the National Gallery of Ireland and in Paris and Washington in 2017-18.
  • David van der Linden, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, who introduced, discussed and reflected on the “Signed, Sealed & Undelivered” project, exploring the letters of the Brienne trunk.

logo taalunieFull conference programme
Selected papers will be included in an edited book in the Low Countries Series of UCLPress or in the ALCS Journal: Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies

This event was kindly sponsored by the Nederlandse Taalunie