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New Developments in Transnational Life-Writing

On Friday 9 December the symposium Unhinging the National Framework: New Developments in Transnational Life-Writing will unfold at the VU University, Amsterdam.


Chair: Prof. dr. Susan Legene

9.30 – 10.00 Coffee/tea

10.00 – 11.00 New Keynote
Prof. dr. Diederik Oostdijk (VU): Transnational Doubles: Dutch-American Relations in Post-War Poetry
Response by Prof. dr. Giles Scott-Smith (Leiden University)

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.45
15-min. presentations by junior and senior researchers:

11.15 – 11.30 Dr. Bettine Siertsema (VU)
11.30 – 11.45 Lonneke Geerlings (VU)
11.45 – 12.00 Dr. Marleen Rensen (UvA)
12.00 – 12.15 Edy Seriese (IWI)
12.15 – 12.30 Rebecca van Raamsdonk (UvA)

12.30 – 12.45 Q&A; Discussion

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch (free of charge)
During lunch, members of the expert group will present their work using posters that are decorating the room. If you wish to just have your poster “speak for itself” and walk around instead, that is fine as well.

13.30 – 15.00 Panel

Prof. dr. Michiel van Kempen (UvA), biographer of Albert Helman (Surinamese writer)
Yvette Kopijn, oral historian (Javanese in diaspora)
Dr. Frank Okker, biographer of Willem Walraven, Gerret Rouffaer, Madelon Székely-Lulofs (Dutch East Indies)
Dr. Hendrik Henrichs (UU), biographer of Dutch journalist Johan Brouwer (Spanish Civil War)
Ditteke Mensink, director, winner of Gouden Kalf for Farewell (zeppelin journey of Lady Grace Drummond-Hay) and biographer.

15.00 Coffee/tea

15.00/15.15 start of Symposium Black History & Gender, organized by Lonneke Geerlings. Same room.

Venue: Vrije Universiteit, Medical Faculty, Atrium (MF/D-146). Address: Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam. Upon entry of the main entrance of the Medical Faculty walk straight ahead to the stairs or elevator to the first floor. When arriving at the first floor, you will find the entrance to the Atrium right in the corridor.

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