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Summer School Beyond Horizons

From:Su 17-06-2018
Until:Fr 22-06-2018
Where:Groningen, the Netherlands

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 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

During the 5th edition of this successful summer school, we will focus specifically on minority culture worldwide: from the Sami to Italy (beyond borders), and from exile in the Hispanic world to Francophone female voices from Iranian decent.
We will explore how minority writers react to the societal, political and cultural processes that define our current moment, and look at the methodological implications of entangled histories. On the final day of the summer school participants will give a presentation.

"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

Level (Research) Master, PhD
Participation fee 250
Academic coordinators Dr.P. Broomans
Dr. J. den Toonder