News and Events

Modern and Contemporary Literature Seminar

We organise a monthly seminar with guest speakers from the Netherlands and abroad. The meetings are announced in the 'Events' section on this page. For any further information, please contact Anna Poletti.

See also the Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies and Terra Critica for other activities initiated by scholars from our group.


Foto: Flickr/dalderson
24 October 2019
This special issue of the Journal of Perpetrator Research adresses the role of photography in depictions of and by perpetrators of political violence.
The winners of the 2019 OSL Awards are Marieke Winkler and Tom Idema. Source:
21 October 2019
Each year The Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL) rewards two members with an award for the publication of an excellent book and article.
7 October 2019
This volume explores the challenges and possibilities of research into the European dimensions of popular print culture.
6 June 2019
In June the book 'My Mother's Mother's Mother' will be published by Leiden University Press.
Stonewall Inn, a gay bar on Christopher Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. A 1969 police raid here led to the Stonewall riots, one of the most important events in the history of LGBT rights.  Bron: Wikimedia/Rhododendrites
5 April 2019
He will be based in Utrecht as of 1 September 2019 and will work together with Ann Rigney’s ERC research group on the cultural memory of activism.
27 February 2019
Five out of six ICON research groups scored ‘very good’ on research quality. The quality of the Gender Studies group was even rated ‘excellent’.


Lecture by Prof. Ann Rigney: 'Memories and Monuments'