Seminars and Lectures

As you have seen in the schedule, the Summer School offers three lectures à 45 minutes followed by short discussions in the mornings and a choice of seminars in the afternoon.
For the seminars, you need to register in advance.

For those who would like to attend the lectures only, there will be a certain amount of day tickets ready at our reception desk on site. Day tickets cost 5 CHF. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer ECTS points for merely attending the lectures.

Below you can find the seminar topics. You will register for one seminar only, because you will attend the same seminar for the whole week.
Please note that on the registration form, you will be asked to prioritise (i.e. your first choice, second and third). Once you have successfully registered and are assigned your seminar, you will receive a reader with the secondary texts (and in case of seminar 3: the plays, too) by mail.

You are expected to procure copies of the primary readings yourself and read them in advance.

Seminar 1: “Border Narratives: Defining and Re-Defining Territorial Identity in the Age of Globalization”
Instructor: PhD student Karsten Levihn, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main

Seminar 2: “Inventing Black Britain: Changing the National Story
Instructor: PhD student Ole Birk Laursen, Open University London

Seminar 3: “Refuge(e) Spaces
Instructor: PD Dr. Christiane Schlote, University of Zurich

Seminar 4: “On Wilderness”

Instructor: Jr. Prof. Kylie Crane (University of Mainz)

Semiar 5: “New Englishes and New English Literatures: The Politics of English as a World Language”
Instructor: Prof. Dr. Andrea Sand (Trier University)


Lecture: “Projecting a Panamerican Postcolonial Past? New Directions in the Study of English-Language Literature in North America”
Prof. Dr. B. Buchenau, University of Bern

Lecture: “On Wilderness”

Prof. Dr. K. Crane, University of Mainz

Lecture: “Theoretical Approaches to Space in Literature”

Prof. Dr. I. Habermann, University of Basel

Lecture: “Landscape and Identity: From the Alps to Africa”

Prof. Dr. P. Harries, University of Basel

Lecture: “‘My language, my identity’ – Fiji Indians in New Zealand”

Prof. Dr. M. Hundt, University of Zurich

Lecture: “Projecting Cosmopolitan Space in the New Literatures in English”

Prof. Dr. J. McLeod, Leeds University

Lecture: “Asian Bloomsbury and the Evolution of Global Modernities”

Prof. Dr. S. Nasta, Open University London

Lecture: “Multicultural Africa? Afrindian Writing, Diasporic Space and the Struggle for Citizenship”
Prof. Dr. F. Schulze-Engler, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main

Lecture: “The African American Heritage: Contents and Discontents”

Prof. Dr. Th.Steffen, University of Basel

Lecture: “Living in Diasporic Space: art, memory, belonging”

Prof. Dr. J. Wilson, University of Northampton

Lecture: “Voicing Antarctica”

Dr. C. Duppé, University of Freiburg

Lecture: “The Oceanic translittering of race: Pacific Islanders’ indentured labour and the colour line”

Dr. G. Giuliani, University of Bologna / University of Technology, Sydney

Lecture: “Magic Realist Space”

Dr. U. Kluwick, University of Bern

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