The Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL)

The Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL) is the national research network for literary theory, comparative literature, Dutch literature and the literatures of the major modern languages in the Netherlands. It was founded in 1995, and has flourished as a forum for debate and exchange of scholarly views in the field. It also functions as the principal Dutch provider of high standard and cutting-edge education for research students and PhD candidates in this field. The OSL framework brings together a group of approximately 100 scholars from eight Dutch universities.


Academic director

Prof. Henk van der Liet

Programme director

Dr Stephan Besser

Programme coordinator

Paul Koopman


Kloveniersburgwal 48, room F1.01C
1012 CX  Amsterdam
T: +31(0)20 525 4433

Participating universities

University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam, Leiden University, University of Groningen, Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Tilburg en Maastricht University.

Published by  University of Amsterdam

13 December 2016