University of Groningen

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

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Literary representations of language loss and revitalisation by minority and indigenous writers
  • The reaction of minority writers from a variety of regions and languages to societal, political and cultural processes
  • Migration as a matter of literary form, and literature itself as a migrating and transformative concept
  • Notions of diaspora i n relation to their applicability for transnational literary and cultural studies
  • A focus on different aspects of transcultural messages
  • Transnational approaches to cultural narratives of exile

Confirmed speakers include Stefan Helgesson (Stockholm), Dagmar Reichardt (Hamburg/Riga), Pablo Valdivia (UoG), Jesse van Amelsfoort (UoG) a.o.

Please note: deadline extended to May 15.

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