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The Written World: Literature and How It Writes Us | Symposium SIB-Utrecht

About

Out of all the things humans have done throughout history, our need to tell stories is the one consistency. Stories are all around, they are what shaped our communities, our art, our cultures. And for as long as we have been able to write, the written world has flourished as rich as our own.

The world of literature is one of whimsy and tragedy, it allows us to experience worlds of hurt and wonder we could have otherwise never imagined. But how does literature impact our world today? How did the art form evolve, how does it impact us psychologically, and how can it help us better ourselves.

For answers to those burning questions (or other questions, similarly on fire) hop on by on the 12th of March 2022 at the Instituto Cervantes, Domplein 3, for the Written World Literature symposium, organised by SIB Utrecht. Join us in learning something old, something new, and maybe even share some stories of your own.


How does literature impact our world today? How did the art form evolve, how does it impact us psychologically, and how can it help us better ourselves?

Symposium committee

Symposium Countdown

Programm

Welcome: 10:00-10:45

Walk-in

Opening talk: 10:45-11:45

The History of the Book

Round 1: 11:45-12:45

Onno Kosters - Translations

Jasper Polane - Imagination/Fantasy

Lunch: 12:45-13:30
Round 2: 13:30-14:30

Benjamin Moser - Biographies

Edwin van der Knaap - Panel Discussion: International Literature

Round 3: 14:30-15:30

Esther Jansma - Workshop: Poetry

Mia You - Creative Writing

Closing: 15:30-16:30

The Future of the Book

Speakers

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Onno Kosters

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I think the most fun thing of a SIB symposium is that you can enjoy talks on such various subjects but also socialize with SIB members.

Dana van UItert, SIB member

Jasper Polane

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Benjamin Moser

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Edwin van der Knaap

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It is very educational to organize such a big event and I am sure people will like it!

Roos Speelman, Symposium Committee 2021-2022

Esther Jansma

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Mia You

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The event is organised very professionally. I really enjoyed it!

Thérèse Hoppenbrouwer, visitor 2021

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