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Conference on 'Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Core Textual Approach'

Date: Time: To be announced Location: Tilburg University

On January 19 and 20, 2023, University College Tilburg is organizing a conference on ‘Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Core Textual Approach’.

Core texts offer insights into the conceptualization of resilience and adversity in different times and places and invite us to critically reflect upon our own (fixed) ideas on what these concepts mean. In core texts, we read about the personal and societal hardships that (fictional) characters experience. We feel addressed by their reflections and feelings, recognize our own issues and might find consolation in their narratives, as core texts reveal how individuals and societies display resilience in the face of challenges and adversity.

The conference invites presentations on any topic in line with the focus of the conference. The deadline for presentation proposals is Friday, October 7, 2022 (midnight). Please consult the conference booklet for more information regarding the conference theme, the conceptualization of adversity and resilience, examples of core texts, submission guidelines, registration and fees, and the organization committee.

We look forward to receiving your proposals and reflecting together on weakness, resilience, vulnerability, courage and hope.

Keynote speakers will be announced soon.

For questions or further information about the conference, please send an email to