Masterclass Rosi Braidotti

Posthumanism and Deleuze

Date: 6-15 July 2016

Deadline for applications: 1 May 2016

Format and objectives
This Masterclass for selected graduate students, PhD candidates and early career scholars offers a privileged access to the work of Rosi Braidotti, particularly regarding her position on posthumanism and her views on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. During their stay in Rome, participants will engage in debates with Rosi Braidotti herself, who will also provide feedback on the work the participants will present during their stay. Moreover, participants will get the opportunity to assist to two major international conferences where Braidotti acts as a keynote lecturer: a conference specifically dedicated to her work on the Posthuman and its relevance in the Italian context (hosted at the KNIR), and the 2016 annual Deleuze conference on Virtuality, Becoming and Life (hosted at Roma Tre University). Participants in this Masterclass will get the opportunity to reflect on the results of these conferences in an intensive dialogue with Rosi Braidotti, and may profit from her guidance while drafting the final  essays they need to submit in order to conclude this Masterclass.

Course information
The Masterclass is organised by and hosted at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR), in conjunction with the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis (NICA), the Netherlands Research School for Media Studies (RMes) and the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL).

Staff: KNIR-fellow prof.dr. Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University), in conjunction with prof.dr. Harald Hendrix (KNIR, coordination).

Credits: 5 ects, assigned upon completion of the final essay.

Languages used in the Masterclass: English (& passive Italian).

Assessment: on-site oral presentations, active contribution to plenary discussions, participation in conference, assignments and a final essay to be submitted after the stay in Rome.

The Masterclass is open to a maximum of 10 selected students at (R)MA or PhD-level, as well as to early career researchers in the humanities and beyond.

Tuition is free for selected participants. Dutch participants may be eligible for KNIR bursaries covering all expenses (see below). Other participants are required to cover their stay in the KNIR at their own expenses.

Bursaries for Dutch participants
Selected participants from KNIR partner universities (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit, Universiteit Leiden, Universiteit Utrecht, Radboud Universiteit, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) are eligible for KNIR bursaries, comprising all expenses related to the Masterclass (tuition, lodging in Rome, conference fees, etc.). Personal expenses, including meals, are not included. Students receive a reimbursement of their expenses for travelling to Rome (to a maximum of 100 euro, based on tickets provided) after submission of their final essay.

Applications are welcome until 1 May 2016. Notice on acceptance will follow before 15 May 2016. This will include information on the selection for KNIR bursaries. Applicants need to submit an application letter containing information on their motivation, their C.V. and on the marks obtained in their current programme. Candidates can apply by filling out the application form via the link below.

Facilities in Rome
All participants will be housed at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome’s Villa Borghese Park. From there, it is only a short walk to the historical centre of Rome. The KNIR accommodation consists of shared bedrooms and bathrooms, and includes a living and dining space, a large kitchen, washing machine and wireless internet. All residents have 24/7 access to the library and gardens of the Royal Netherlands Institute.

More info
Phone: (0039)063269621