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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsBeyond Horizons

Beyond Horizons

Transmitting and Writing New Identities of Minorities and Migrants in and beyond Europe

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:

  • Literary representations of language loss and revitalisation by minority and indigenous writers (Sámi 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

On the final day of the summer school participants will give a presentation.

Dates 17 - 22 June 2018
Location Groningen, the Netherlands
Level (Research) Master, PhD
Participation fee 250
Academic coordinators Dr.P. Broomans
Dr. J. den Toonder

"The Beyond Horizons summer school was probably the best intellectual event I had during my studies. My advice: Do not hesitate and register for the next year's summer school now :)"
Joanna - Participant of Beyond Horizons 2017

Minorities & Multilingualism
Minorities & Multilingualism
Latvian Academy of Culture
Latvian Academy of Culture
Fondation Erica Sauter
Fondation Erica Sauter
Laatst gewijzigd:24 januari 2018 11:28