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The National Day of my Faculty

I study at Open University. Its buildings are all over the country (and Flanders) and the students are spread out. So once a year the university organizes a day of lectures in Nijmegen for all cultural studies students to get together. We can choose between several lectures. In 2011, the theme was heroes (which, funnily enough, corresponded with the children's bookweek theme superheroes that was going on at the same time.) I attended three lectures. The organization took care of lunch.

The first lecture was given by my mentor Arjan Vader, on how the trend of naming streets (and often all streets in one new neighbourhood) after maritime heroes evolved.

The second lecture was by Irmin Visser, another teacher of the OU, on heroes in the arts. He's a nice lecturer but mostly focussed on antique heroes and their myths, with which I'm already familiar since highschool.

The last lecture, which most students attended, was by Pieter Steinz. There was a lot of delay since the sound installation wasn't working. In the end he decided to risk his voice and do without it. I sat up front so I could here him well. He gave an interesting lecture on people who have become the material of myth and literature but have actually lived or are based on a real person. He has written a book on the subject: 'Macbeth heeft echt geleefd' (meaning something like 'Macbeth really existed'.)

It was fun to hang out with fellow students and meet people I don't often get to meet. Including my non-student friends M&J, who live in the east of The Netherlands, with whom I went out for dinner in Arnhem afterwards.

Geplaatst op 05-04-2014.
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