The Gender Factor in Judging Literary Quality – a Quantitative Approach

Speaker: Corina Koolen
Title: The Gender Factor in Judging Literary Quality – a Quantitative Approach
Date and time: Friday 27 November 2015, 15:00-17:30
Location: Room 5.56, PC Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam

The Newsroom is the regular OSL (Onderzoeksschool Literatuurwetenschap) PhD event for the discussion of seminal theoretical texts, research in progress and recent developments in literary studies. Each session is curated by a PhD student, this time by Corina Koolen. She will present her research on the role of gender in judgements of literary quality in the context of the project “The Riddle of Literary Quality”. Dr. Saskia Pieterse (UU), as senior researcher, will reflect on the presentation.

The project “The Riddle of Literary Quality” is a research project of the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands in collaboration with the Fryske Akademy and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (University of Amsterdam). It is led by Karina van Dalen-Oskam and Rens Bod.

For more information on the lecture and the project, see http://www.oslit.nl/ and http://literaryquality.huygens.knaw.nl/.