1. Post-truth fiction
The first edition of the pilot for our MA Writing was named Post-truth fiction, an on-going investigative program starting in the beginning of 2017. From June 21- 24 2017 a live-event took place. In this event we welcomed people for all over the world – England, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Bolivia, US, Columbia, Mexico, China, Pakistan and the Netherlands – with various backgrounds: science, literature and writing, journalism, information design and radio producing. The event took place in and aroud ArtEZ university of the arts in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Above you can view lectures from the workshop and conference, and answers from participants of Post-truth fiction #1 to the question: What is the future of authorship?

2. During 2017 and 2018 ArtEZ writing teachers working on the MA curriculum, travelled to Madrid, Berlin, Curacao, Vienna, Leibzig and London for guest lectures and discussion meetings. In Mai 2018 we gathered at ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem to discuss and investigate the future of authorship and the possibility of the publishing collective, instead of the concept of individual writer/genius (during the workshops we named this: post ego writing), together with writing students, teachers and writers from the Netherlands, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador and Spain.

3. Diaspora, cosmopolitanism and intertextuality
The second edition runs from september to december 2018, and is a cooperation between the ArtEZ Writing department and the MA European Literature at the University of Nijmegen. The starting point is focused on three main themes, diaspora, cosmopolitanism and intertextuality, and pays special attention to changing notions of authorship. One overarching question is the relation between literature and identity in the context of changing political and cultural relations between European nations. The course’s lecturers (dr Dennis Kersten, dr Frederik van Dam, Simone Atangana Bekono and Daniel Montoya) will show how cosmopolitanism and intertextuality can provide a framework for the interpretation of contemporary works of fiction in the context of diaspora. Students will develop a case study that ties in with one of the two main themes. They will develop a research proposal which will be paraphrased in fictional texts. The presentation of the first results is a performance during the literary festival Wintertuin, November 24th 2018. Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for all the latest developments, updates on the program, and on how to get involved/sign up.

Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for all the latest developments, updates on the program, and on how to get involved/sign up.. Or send an e-mail to Frank Tazelaar: f.tazelaar@artez.nl

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