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Mini-symposium – Forgiveness after Auschwitz? http://www.oslit.nl/5018-2/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:38:19 +0000 http://www.oslit.nl/?p=5018 15 March 2017
In the face of the Holocaust ‘forgiveness’ appears to be a forbidden and even dangerous word, because it might suggest that the ongoing trauma of the victims gets repressed. It seems that the ‘never forget’ is inseparable from the ‘never forgive’

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Mini-symposium with Jonathan Druker

WEDNESDAY MARCH 15, 2017
PThU-zaal (1E24), 10.00-12.30

In the face of the Holocaust ‘forgiveness’ appears to be a forbidden and even dangerous word, because it might suggest that the ongoing trauma of the victims gets repressed. It seems that the ‘never forget’ is inseparable from the ‘never forgive’.

What is forgiveness? Who can(not) forgive? When is forgiveness (in)appropriate? How to speak about forgiveness theologically in the aftermath of a collective trau-ma like the Holocaust?

Jonathan Druker is Professor of Italian, Coordinator of the Italian section at Illinois State University where he also teaches Holocaust Literature and Film, and author of Primo Levi and Humanism after Auschwitz: Post-humanist Reflections (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). His current book project, The Irreversible and the Irrevo-cable: On Trauma, Time and History in Holocaust Writing, employs trauma theory to reread the works of multiple Holocaust survivors.

More info & registration: pthu.nl/actueel/agenda

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Beyond Horizons – University of Groningen http://www.oslit.nl/beyond-horizons-university-of-groningen/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:36:31 +0000 http://www.oslit.nl/?p=5015 Transmitting and Writing New Identities of Minorities and Migrants in Europe Dates: 18 – 23 June 2017 Deadline for application: 1 May 2017 This summer school will examine the function and meaning of cultural transfer as an important tool to build sustainable societies. Special attention will be paid to minorities and migrants. During the introduction,...  Read more →

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Transmitting and Writing New Identities of Minorities and Migrants in Europe

Dates: 18 – 23 June 2017
Deadline for application: 1 May 2017

This summer school will examine the function and meaning of cultural transfer as an important tool to build sustainable societies. Special attention will be paid to minorities and migrants. During the introduction, the concepts of cultural transfer as well as the various definitions of ‘minorities’ and ‘migrants’ will be discussed and historically and politically contextualised.

We will then work on the notion of transculturality and introduce its impact on the global, political and cultural sphere. In order to show how transnational, transcultural and hybrid identities are conceived in theory and practice, we will present an Italo-African case study on cross-cultural settings.

Another example is the multicultural society. We will examine the concept of “écriture migrante” in Europe and beyond by studying its characteristics and its development from immigrant writing to transculturality.

We will also study the different ways of expressing the experience of exile and migration in contemporary Hispanic cultural production (with examples from literature, film and theatre) across different genres in the context of post-dictatorship in, for example Spain, Argentina and Chile.

We will continue by examining the language loss and revitalisation by minority and indigenous writers. Works of Sámi authors will be examined. Institutional, societal and individual levels will be considered, as well as gender.

Examples from  professional market sectors will be given during the course to illustrate transcultural patterns in daily life. The students will give presentations on the final day of the summer school.

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Call for Applications – International PhD Programme Literary and Cultural Studies http://www.oslit.nl/5011-2/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:24:24 +0000 http://www.oslit.nl/?p=5011 Justus-Liebig-University Gießen  The International PhD Programme “Literary and Cultural Studies” (IPP) at Justus Liebig University Giessen offers a three-year structured PhD-programme with an excellent research environment and intensive personal support. The IPP provides doctoral researchers with optimum conditions for their PhD-projects and custom-made preparation for the time thereafter, both with regard to academic and non-academic...  Read more →

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Justus-Liebig-University Gießen 

The International PhD Programme “Literary and Cultural Studies” (IPP) at Justus Liebig University Giessen offers a three-year structured PhD-programme with an excellent research environment and intensive personal support. The IPP provides doctoral researchers with optimum conditions for their PhD-projects and custom-made preparation for the time thereafter, both with regard to academic and non-academic careers.

The IPP invites applications for one of

up to 12 PhD memberships

The programme period for new members begins on October 1, 2017. The IPP offers a clearly structured and research-oriented doctoral programme of high academic standard. Its curriculum is tailored to suit the needs of national and international postgraduate students and facilitates the completion of the doctoral degree within three years, while at the same time ensuring the academic quality of the PhD. Participating departments include English and American Studies, German Studies, Romance Studies, Slavic Studies, Comparative Literary Studies and Theatre Studies. The languages of instruction are English and German.

The IPP constitutes an international meeting point for postgraduate students and scholars of diverse academic backgrounds and has thus established a lively context for stimulating academic debates. It is committed to cutting-edge research in four key areas in the field of Literary and Cultural Studies: Literary and Cultural Theory, Genre Theory, Literary and Cultural Historiography, Comparative and Interdisciplinary Issues.

As a member of the IPP you are entitled to:

  • participate in the IPP’s curriculum and the GGK/GCSC study programme, which consists of a wide range of courses tailored to suit your needs, including bi-weekly graduate colloquia, workshops, master classes with top ranking international scholars as well as courses offered by the GGK/GCSC Career Service and the GCSC Teaching Centre;
  • apply for travel grants for research and conference trips;
  • receive support and guidance in all matters relating to the PhD throughout your membership;
  • benefit from excellent opportunities to gain international conference, publishing and teaching experience;
  • pursue independent research in the GGK research and working groups;
  • rely on expert scholarship advice, helping you to secure funding for your postgraduate studies.

Eligibility:

Applicants need to hold a university degree in literary or cultural studies with a G.P.A. well above average (international degrees must be equivalent to German ‘Diplom’, ‘Magister’, ‘Master’ or ‘Erstes Staatsexamen’ degrees). Only projects for which supervision can be offered within the departments at Justus Liebig University Giessen and which are relevant to the IPP profile can be considered. An international research perspective and/or international study experience are an advantage.

Application procedure and deadline:

The main selection criteria are the candidates’ academic qualifications, the academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project for the IPP’s research programme.

If you are interested in applying to the IPP, please submit the following documents:

  • a covering letter stating your motivation for applying to the IPP, addressing how your project fits with the IPP profile, and mentioning two potential supervisors at JLU
  • curriculum vitae with a detailed description of your academic profile
  • copies of all relevant school-leaving / university entrance certificates and university degree certificates (including transcripts of records)
  • a copy of your diploma/MA thesis
  • two letters of reference from a university teacher providing information about your academic qualifications
  • an outline of the dissertation project of no more than 10 pages as well as an indication of the time-frame envisaged for the completion of the project

The application deadline is February 1, 2017.
Deadline for affiliated network partners: February 26, 2017.

All applications have to be submitted via e-mail to ipp@ggk.uni-giessen.de. Please send all application documents as one pdf-file, titled <last name>_Application, IPP, 2017, and attach your diploma/MA thesis as a separate pdf-file, titled <last name>_thesis. Covering letters should be addressed to the academic director of the IPP:

Prof. Dr Ansgar Nünning
International PhD Programme (IPP) “Literary and Cultural Studies”
Giessen Graduate School for the Humanities (GGK)
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Alter Steinbacher Weg 38
35394 Giessen
Germany

For further information on how to apply please visit our website, http://ipp.uni-giessen.de, or contact us at ipp@ggk.uni-giessen.de.

 

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Project ‘Straatpoëzie’: Mapping Poetry in Public Spaces http://www.oslit.nl/project-straatpoezie-mapping-poetry-in-public-spaces/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:23:07 +0000 http://www.oslit.nl/?p=4987 In collaboration with the ICT department of her university, OSL PhD-canditate Kila van der Starre (Utrecht University) has launched the website ‘Straatpoëzie’: http://straatpoezie.nl/ . This site is intended to use the reach and power of crowdsourcing to create the first inventory of poetry in public spaces in the Netherlands and Flanders.

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In collaboration with the ICT department of her university, OSL PhD-canditate Kila van der Starre (Utrecht University) has launched the website ‘Straatpoëzie’: http://straatpoezie.nl/ . This site is intended to use the reach and power of crowdsourcing to create the first inventory of poetry in public spaces in the Netherlands and Flanders. There are myriads of poems to be found and read in streets, but until now nobody knows where, by whom and how many they are. At this point around 500 points have been mapped and collected in the database. Please contribute tot he project and add as of yet undocumented poems to the database by using this form http://straatpoezie.nl/gedicht-toevoegen/. Kila van der Starre will use the results of this project in her PhD-research on ‘Poëzie buiten het boek’.

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