ALCS Conference 2018: Picturing Reality

Call for Papers


12th Biennial Conference of the ALCS

 Low Countries: Picturing Reality

University of Sheffield
28 – 30 June 2018

picturingrealityThe ALCS together with the Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies invite your contribution for our 12th ALCS Biennial Conference. With our broad theme Picturing Reality we want to map and analyse a wide range of areas of interchange or zones of contact in a Low Countries context. We want to 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.

The full Call for Papers can be found here.

Please submit your proposal in the form of a no more than 250-word abstract by 1 February 2018 to our Conference System.

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



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.