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Dear students of Literary and Cultural Studies,
The International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) will host an international Summer School on the topic of “New Horizons in the Trans/National Studies of Literature and Culture” from 5-9 September 2016 in Giessen.
The Summer School, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), seeks to address students of literary and cultural studies reaching the end of their studies (especially Master’s students) who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D.
In the context of the Summer School, you will not only be able to participate in an academic program of high quality, but you will also be able to get to know students from Germany and other European countries in interdisciplinary workshops and during excursions to Frankfurt and the historic city of Wetzlar.
Use this great opportunity to get an overview of emerging topics in literary and cultural studies and the doctoral programs at the GCSC, which are tailor-made and consist of an internationally oriented research training curriculum.
If you would like to take part in the Summer School, please send your application (including a letter of motivation, CV, university certificate or transcript of records, English language certificate) no later than 30 May 2016 to
Please explain in your cover letter what your research interests are and give reasons why you are interested in one or several workshops. Please note that the attendance of all workshops is mandatory for the participants of the Summer School. The workshops taught by a range of international scholars will address the following topics (subject to change):
Visual Culture and Globalization: Politics and Practices
Cultural Memory & Heritage Studies
Cultural Transfer & Cultural Identities
Cultural Translation & Travelling Concepts
Transnationality & Cultures of Resistance
World Literature & Postcolonial Studies
Ethnic, Race & Whiteness Studies
Cultures of Knowledge, Research & Education
The Summer School is sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which means that all travel costs, accommodation and meals will be covered.
I am looking forward to your application and to welcoming you on behalf of the entire team to Giessen!
Dr. Nora Berning
GCSC - Graduiertenzentrum
Alter Steinbacher Weg 38