„Two weeks of intensive reading across borders, learning new methods and interaction with some of the best international literary scholars and writers!
Main speakers include: David Damrosch (Harvard), Frank Hakemulder (Utrecht), Eric Hayot (Penn State), Massimo Salgaro (Verona), Elena Semino (Lancaster) et al.
We all get lost in books, videos, games and all sorts of stories – without caring about the linguistic or national origin of a story. “Harry Potter” circulates around the globe seemingly without any problem of adaptation in China or India. Japanese variations of the 19th century novel “Heidi” are a worldwide success and only a few people know about the model behind Goethe’s “Wilhelm Meister”. Series like “The Wire” amalgamate longstanding traditions of detective and social novels and are watched in so many different countries and environments that it is hard to say which national paradigm the production belongs to. New types of writing, like fan fiction, seem to have no border at all. Children’s books are always read in more than one language and country. And SalmanRushdie is probably the most well-known name, which symbolizes a literature crossing the borders of language and genre, media and age, social groups, nations and aesthetic traditions faster than ever before. It seems that the older vision of world literature is becoming true in the age of globalization.
This spring school explores the literature in a globalizing world. It invites talented students from all over Europe to discover the expanding universe of twenty-first century literature, where the classic canon of (Western) masterpieces is only one part of a much broader literature read and re-written all over the world. This spring school will be an encounter with highly-regarded literary scholars, critics and writers, and will introduce cutting edge research methods and theories for the inquiry of the world’s literary cultures that sweep the globe. In this two-week interactive programme, participants will read across borders, actively discuss their experiences in small groups and attend talks, lectures and teaching sessions.
Applicants – Bachelor, Master, PhD – should have working knowledge of methods in literary and media studies, should well and widely read in more than one literature and one medium. Experience of writing is also welcome.“
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