ALCS Conference 2018: Picturing Reality


12th Biennial Conference of the ALCS

 Low Countries: Picturing Reality

University of Sheffield
28 – 30 June 2018

With the 12th ALCS Conference Picturing Reality, which will take plave at the University of Sheffield, 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.

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

The (draft) Programme can be found here

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




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.