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Ergebnisanzeige "Postgraduate Summer School, 'Culture in a Global Context'"
RessourcentypCall for Papers
TitelPostgraduate Summer School, 'Culture in a Global Context'
BeschreibungAs part of a consortium of universities, Oxford is hosting the
Postgraduate Summer School in German Studies, funded by the German
Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), on 7-11 July 2015. The Summer School
includes a postgraduate conference on the theme of 'Culture in a Global
Context', with keynote speakers from Germany and the UK as well as
postgraduate researchers from Germany, the UK and Ireland.

Oxford has a long tradition of teaching and research in both European
and non-European languages. The Modern Languages Faculty, which includes
the Taylor Chair of German (founded in 1907), teaches also French,
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Modern Greek, the Celtic languages, and a
wide range of Slavonic languages in addition to Russian. The nearby
Oriental Studies Faculty teaches languages from the Middle East
(including Turkish and Persian) to India, China, Japan and Korea. Area
studies, involving not only languages but also history, culture,
politics and economics, especially of the Middle East and Latin America,
is taught at the graduate college St Antony's, while the University has
recently opened a new China Centre.

German studies at Oxford are strengthened by links with Bonn, Oxford's
twin town in Germany, and frequent academic exchanges with Bonn
University, and recently also with the
Friedrich-Schlegel-Graduiertenschule at the Free University of Berlin.
Many visits are paid by contemporary writers (including recently Barbara
Köhler and Volker Braun). Germanists regularly take part in awarding the
annual Weidenfeld Prize for literary translation.

The conference will be attended by academics and postgraduates from the
Exzellenzcluster 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context' at Heidelberg
University. Its aim, however, is not to look only at relations between
Germany and Asia, but to consider a great variety of ways in which the
study of German culture, in the widest sense, is affected and enriched
by increasing interconnectedness with the rest of the world. Papers are
invited not only from postgraduates working directly on literature,
film, and other cultural media, but from those working primarily in
history and/or the social sciences.

Topics for papers might include, for example:

Language pedagogy: teaching German outside Germany



Interactions between German and other literatures

Comparative literature / world literature

Cinema as an international medium

Visual culture

The Internet and its cultural and political implications

'What is German?' How others see the Germans, and how the Germans see
themselves and others

Travel and travel writing

/Heimat / Fremde/ -- conceptions of home and abroad


Gender politics / sexual politics in different cultures

The economics of culture

The shadows of German history

Post-unification Germany: its place in Europe and in the world

The cultural significance of globalization

International terrorism

Power shifts between West and East

Proposals for papers should include the name, affiliation and contact
details (including email address) for all authors, as well as a brief
(max. 200 words) abstract and paper title. Please send all proposals to by 10
December 2015. General inquiries should be sent to the same address.

A nominal fee of £60 will be charged for participation, but
accommodation and catering are provided. Attendees will be accommodated
in St Anne's College. Sessions will be held in the Taylor Institution,
five minutes' walk away.
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Robertson, Ritchie [Prof. Dr.] 
Funktion: Taylor Professor of German 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Oxford 
SchlüsselbegriffeLinguistik; Literaturwissenschaft
Ediert von  H-Germanistik
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