The goal of the project is to investigate connections between algebraic structures (linear algebraic groups, Jordan pairs, structurable algebras, Lie algebras) and geometric structures (especially point-line geometries, but also so-called root filtration spaces). We will often rely on the representation theory of the underlying groups.
Reductions, deformations & resolutions in representation theory and noncommutative geometry Vrije Universiteit Brussel
What is democratic representation? Despite its common usage in the academic literature and in the public debate, there is no agreement on the definition of democratic representation. Yet, in the literature on this issue, there has been a dominant tendency of searching for more or less specific normative definitions of democratic representation that stress some meanings of representation and exclude others. Little research has been devoted to ...
Constitutionalism and Deliberative Democratic Representation: A Normative Theory of Constitutional Debates KU Leuven
Citizens are properly represented only insofar as politicians publicly debate and justify their decisions, especially when reforming the constitution. Otherwise, legislators may either subvert the norms granting them their competences, or lessen entrenched fundamental rights and liberties. Given the legal distinctiveness of constitutions, guarantees that politicians discuss and justify their constitutional decisions must be put in place for ...
Reclaiming Identity: The Potential of Autistic (Self-) representation in Life Writing and Literary Fiction for New Forms of Subjectivity. KU Leuven
Autism in Plural focuses on the contemporary proliferation and popularity of published self-narratives by people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. These self-narratives, also called autie-biographies or autie-narratives, are all concerned with the question: what does autism mean for me as a subject? The research therefore focuses on the way in which people deal with the label of autism spectrum disorders, rather than on the ...
To Distance the Near Past: The Representation of The Frencj Revolution in English and Dutch Texts (1785-95) Ghent University
This research deals with the representation of the French Revolution in English and Dutch literary texts from 1785-1795. I want to investigate what markts these literary texts in their ways of representing historical ecerpience. Despite their chronological and geographical proximity to the event they relate, their representation of reality happens with narratologocal markers of distance.
Early modern poethood and selfhood. The representation of the urban individual in Eduard de Dene's 'Testament Rhetoricael' Ghent University
This project offers a reading of the Testament Rhetoricael [Rhetorical Testament] (1562) of the Bruges poet and playwright Eduard de Dene (1505- between 1576 and 1579) as a representation of its authorU+2019s individuality and U+2018selfhoodU+2019. It will do this by confronting the collection to a number of theories about the U+2018selfU+2019.
Contested past: the representation of the past and the construction of cultural memory in the Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian literature of the 1990s Ghent University
The aim of this project is to analyse the scope and role of the post-Yugoslav prose of the 1990s in the transformation of the 'cultural memory' in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia.
This dissertation presents a new perspective for the study of the German bourgeois realistic prose, by parallelizing literary poetics, financial epistemology, commercial procedures of observation and registration. Based on a corpus of literary programmes, economic studies, commercial and financial manuals, a poetology of credit-economic knowledge is first established. The nexus of these apparently very different paradigms of aesthetics and ...
Integration in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Vrije Universiteit Brussel
In order to successfully apply these methods to practical problems, it is important to keep an overview of the various language. In this project, we aim at developing the tools that facilitate the possibility to keep such an overview. ...