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.
Selected papers will be published in the ALCS Journal: Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies
There are two events associated with the conference:
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.
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…