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Ergebnisanzeige "(Extended Deadline): DAAD Postgraduate Summer School"
RessourcentypCall for Papers
Titel(Extended Deadline): DAAD Postgraduate Summer School
BeschreibungPostgraduates working on any aspect of German studies (literature, cinema, cultural studies, history, politics) are invited to submit proposals for a conference in July 2015.

As 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 7-10 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.

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:



*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

* 'Orientalism’

*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

*Language pedagogy: teaching German outside Germany

*The cultural significance of globalization

*International terrorism

*Power shifts between West and East

Proposals for papers are invited from postgraduate students studying across the UK and Ireland. Postgraduates from German universities are also welcome to submit proposals and to attend the conference.Proposals 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 15 January 2015. All general inquiries should be sent to the same address.

Each attendee is entitled to financial help up to £100 towards travel expenses. A nominal fee of £60 will be charged for participation, but accommodation and catering are included. Attendees will be provided with three nights’ accommodation in St Anne’s College, from 7-10 July, 2015. All sessions will be held in the Taylor Institution, five minutes’ walk away.

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Robertson, Ritchie [Prof.] 
Funktion: Taylor Professor of German 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: University of Oxford 
Strasse/Postfach: 41/47, Wellington Square 
Postleitzahl: OX1 2JF 
Stadt: Oxford 
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