Call for Applications: Summer School, 22.–29. 7. 2018:
»Genre Trouble – Poetics and Politics of Genres«
Freie Universität Berlin / Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies
Genre labels promise clarity. At the same time, they are subject to the tensions between uniformity and transgression, canonization and exclusion, domestication and emancipation. It is precisely these frictions that make it appealing to employ generic labels, even if these may, at times, seem anachronistic.
Many young researchers come to engage with questions and conceptualizations of genre in their own research projects, both in relation to the texts they examine as well as in their own writing. Through discussions, lectures and workshops, the seven-day Summer School 2018 Genre Trouble—Poetics and Politics of Genres will focus on the complexities, contradictions and the heuristic value of literary conceptualizations of genre. Constellations of genre and nation, genre and gender, and genre and class are also relevant in this context.
The Summer School is open to international doctoral students, postdocs and advanced MA students in literary studies and the humanities who are engaging with questions and conceptualizations of genre as a central part of their research projects. The working languages are German and English. Participants are invited to present their own projects during the Summer School.
Date: 22 – 29 July 2018
Location: Freie Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Organizer: Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies
Languages: German and English
Participating experts: Federico Italiano (Munich), Paul Keckeis (Vienna), Werner Michler (Salzburg), Wolfgang Müller-Funk (Vienna), Irina Rajewsky (Bochum), Alexandra Richter (Rouen), Ulrike Schneider (Berlin), Nicole Sütterlin (Cambridge/ Harvard University), Wilhelm Voßkamp (Cologne), Rüdiger Zymner (Wuppertal), u.a.
Participants: max. 30 people
Costs: a € 200 fee; the costs for travel and accommodation will be covered by the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies
Application deadline: 31 March 2018
More information: here