Seminars, Lectures and Public Engagements 

When What Where
3 July 2018 'De andere Nederlandse poezië'.  University of Bucharest, Romania
22 March 2018 Moderator Round Table discussion on the future of Dutch Studies on behalf of the International Society for Dutch Studies (IVN) and the Dutch Language Union (Taalunie). Convegno della piattaforma MediterraNed, 21-23 March 2018. University of Padua, Italy
6 July 2017 ‘Multicultural Present and Colonial Past: The Case of the Netherlands’. ALCS Postgraduate Colloquium, 6-7 July 2017 (keynote). Senate House London
31 March 2017 '"There is much weirdness to be found in Dutch national literature". Over de internationale blik en wat we daarmee moeten'. Symposium  'Dreef de zwarte bui schaduwend voorbij? Letterkundige neerlandistiek nu en in het komend decennium', 30-31 March 2017. A short version is available here Radboud University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
9 Feb 2017 'Witte schrijvers over zwarte personages: probleem of niet?
Debat over culturele toe-eigening in de literatuur'
Moderator of panel debate on cultural appropriation in contemporary (Dutch and Flemish) literature. With Fikry El Azzouzzi, Karin Amatmoetkrim, Annelies Verbeke.
deBuren, House of Culture, Brussels, Belgium
30 June 2016 '"Me wijdopen hart": Ramsey Nasr’s imagining the nation in 'Mi
have een droom''.  11th International Conference of the Association for Low Countries Studies, 29 June-1 July 2016.
Ardmore House, UCD Belfield Campus, Dublin, Ireland
19 March 2016 'Toekomst docentschappen Internationale Neerlandistiek'. Symposium Orde van den Prince.  KU Leuven, Campus Antwerp, Belgium
17 March 2016 'Dutch/Frisian Language'. Language presentation with Dr Duco van Oostrum to celebrate the Netherlands Presidency of the EU Council. Europe House, Smith Square, London
30 October 2015 'Infinite Resistance through Form and Language: Dutch author Hafid Bouazza's lyrical novel Meriswin.
International Conference: Interpreting Communities: Minority Writing in European Literary Fields 29-30 October, 2015
Institute of Modern Languages Research, Senate House, London

30 June 2015,

'"It’s the closest thing to flying": On motivation for language learning'. Teacher Conference Teaching Modern Languages at post -16 and beyond. Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield
30 April 2015, 6pm 'Running along together: Representation of Community in Diederick Koopal's film De Marathon (2012)'. Part of the Philosophy at the Showroom series.  Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

19 & 20 March 2015

Closer to Low Countries Culture. Festival of poetry, standup and film at the Showroom/Workstation. With Maud Vanhauwaert and The Fretz' Brothers as part of the ALCS Student Days at Sheffield Workstation, Sheffield
27 Jan 2015

"Vollenbak Marokko. Over migratie en verbeeldingskracht"
Cultural evening with authors Rachida Lamrabet, Khalid Boudou and Fikry El Azzouzi 

De Centrale, Ghent, Belgium

18 Nov. 2014  'In een roes reiken naar hemels. Over het literaire werk van Hafid Bouazza'. Symposium 'Ontworteling: de schrijver als nomade' (invited speaker)

Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands

10 Sept. 2014, 17.30 '''Verenigde straten": The challenge of community in contemporary Dutch and Flemish writing' (keynote) 10th ALCS conference UCL London
6 June 2014, 16.00 'The challenge of community in contemporary Dutch Literature: Jean-Luc Nancy and Hafid Bouazza' AANS Conference, Boston University, USA

8 May 2014, 19.00

Intrepid Tongues: Young Flemish and Dutch artists speak out. With Maud Vanhauwaert and Gebroeders Fretz Dutch Centre, Austin Friars, London
28 April 2014, 18.15 Shock and Fear in German & Dutch Cinema Series: 'Tirza' Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
21 March 2014, 10.00 'I Amsterdam. Van provo tot city branding' (invited) Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary

1 February 2014,

'Artefact Amsterdam: The representation of a liberal city in
contemporary film and literature'
Victoria and Albert Museum series Style Cities: Amsterdam

Victoria and Albert Museum, Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre, London

25 October 2013

'"Popular Art is the Only International Art". Kader Abdolah as a Dutch Representative in the World Republic of Letters'
Contribution to international workshop: A Longitudinal Approach to Transnational Literatures: the Dutch Case, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences

NIAS, Leiden, the Netherlands
13 March 2013, 18.00 & Co is for Conspiracy
Inspiration & Co talk as part of SU Women's Week
Sheffield University Students' Union
20 February 2013, 12.30 A body of Individuals? The challenge of community in contemporary cultural production
Migration, Culture and Community Round Table event
Alfred Denny Building, Room A225
17 January 2013, 16.00-22.00 Workshop student programme as part of the High Impact Tour. Six authors form the Netherlands and Flanders visit Sheffield as part of a UK literary tour. The evening programme consists of High Impact Tour author readings and discussion for the general public Jessop West and St George's Church, Sheffield
9 January 2013, 11.30

'"Can't we just read the text on the page anymore?" Authors acting characters. The case of Robert Vuijsje’s Alleen maar nette mensen'
Ravenstein Seminars: Writing Fiction, Writing Lives, Writing Continents

University of Tilburg, Netherlands

Seminars, Lectures and Public Engagements 2012




28 September 2012, 18.45 'How Stories Make Sense'. Presentation as part of Researchers' Night Jessop West Seminar Room 1
24-29 September 2012 Exhibition as part of wordSurge project, Festival of the Mind Butcher works Gallery, Sheffield
13 September 2012, 15.00 'How to embed citybooks in your city'. Presentation citybook Sheffield project management during EU-partner meeting.

deBuren, Brussels

1-31 July  2012 citybooks exhibition with photographs of David Bocking and video by Dominic Green Foyer Jessop West
3-5 April 2012 Association for Low Countries Studies 9th Biennial Conference: Low Countries, Big Cities Sheffield
Wednesday 4 April, 18.30 Launch citybooks Sheffield with Agnes Lehoczky, Helen Mort and Dominic Green as well as Sheffield students Victoria Beardwood, Christina Barningham, Charles MacDonald-Jones and Louise Snape. Workstation, Sheffield
Monday 19 March, 18.00

Invited speaker Université de Liège,
'The Literary No Man's Land of the Transnational Author'

Liège, Belgium
Thursday 15 March, 18.00 Invited speaker Université de Liège,
'Wie vertegenwoordigt de kunstenaar?'
Liège, Belgium

Seminars, Lectures and Public Engagements 2011

When What Where
Saturday 22 January 2011, 19.30 Encounter Series, deBuren UniverCity: Goede Manierlijcke Seden: Over de rol van de staat bij de opvoeding Rits Café, Dansaertstraat 70, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday 27 January 2011, 11.30 Symposium Neerlandistiek in het Nieuws,
'Verbeelding onder druk. Over reality hunger en Robert Vuijsjes Alleen maar nette mensen'
Room E 2.50, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Wednesday 16 February 2011, 19.30 Encounter Series, deBuren UniverCity: Heroes !: Eurpean Politics Rits Café, Dansaertstraat 70, Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday 2 March 2011, 19.30 Encounter Series, deBuren UniverCity: Heroes II: Science Rits Café, Rits Café, Dansaertstraat 70, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday 17 March 2011, 17.15 SOMLAL Research Seminar, 'How Multiculturalism Can Blur our Windscreen' Sheffield, Jessop West, SR G.03
Wednesday 23 March 2011, 19.30 Encounter, deBuren Univercity: Heroes III: The Arts Rits Café, Dansaertstraat 70, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday 16 April 2011, 15.00 Encounter Series, deBuren Univercity: Kopzorgen? Over Islam in Europa Beurscchouwburg │Beurskafee, A. Ortstraat 20-28, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday 26 May 2011 Conference Regionaal Colloquium Neerlandicum , 'Kunstenaars zijn ook Volksvertegenwoordigers' (Keynote Address) Belgrade, Serbia
Thursday, 23 June 2011, 14.00 Symposium Singularity: diffracted memories in transnational literature, Interview with Hafid Bouazza Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands
Friday, 24 June 2011, 10.00 Symposium Singularity: diffracted memories in transnational literature , '"Infinite Resistance". Metamorphosis in the work of Hafid Bouazza' (Invited Speaker) Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands
Wednesday, 6 July 2011 Symposium, Translating cultures. New Debates on Culture and Confidence, 'Authenticity Healers. How they must save us' (co-organisor) University of Sheffield, SOMLAL, Jessop West G.03