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Cultures of the Crisis. Corona and Beyond - Problems, Practices, Perspectives

A series of live lectures with Q&A
Cultures of the crisis
Cultures of the crisis

The current worldwide health crisis is also a crisis of social structures and cultural values. New national and cultural divides are arising, debates on solidarity and economic inequality are omnipresent, fake news are spreading, isolation leads to unprecedented social hardships.

In this lecture series, experts from Cultural Studies and related fields present analyses of these and other aspects of the “Corona Crisis”, provide broader perspectives on various cultures of crisis, and offer insights into cultural practices of coping with them.

The chair group European Culture and Literature is situated in the programme European Languages and Cultures at the University of Groningen. Its main research areas include narratives of crisis, cultural and social change, European crises, and literature and conflict. This series took place from April to July 2020.

Organization and contact: Dr Florian Lippert

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1

Cultural Narratives of Crisis and COVID-19: Metaphors, (Un)Solidarity and Political Profiteering

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This lecture is presented in association with the Harvard John A. Paulson School Of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Prof Dr Pablo Valdivia, Judith Jansma, MA and James Leigh, MA
2

Stranger Things: Defamiliarization in the Time of COVID-19

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Dr Alberto Godioli
3

Lockdown: Living in Microtopoi

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Dr Christian Kirchmeier
4

Back to the Roots: Corona and the Crisis of Connection

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Dr Vera Alexander
5

Exclusion versus Solidarity: Online Narratives of the Crisis in Latin America

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Elizabeth Pinilla Duarte, MA
6

Lockup vs. Lockdown: COVID-19 in Latin American Prisons and the cultural narratives of biopolitics and confinement

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Dr Konstantin Mierau, in collaboration with Gonzalo Albornoz, MA
7

Washing Hands during Corona Lockdown: The Politics of Soap in South Africa

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Prof Dr Margriet van der Waal
8

COVID-19 and Feminism

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Dr Ksenia Robbe, Dr Jeanette den Toonder, and Dr Ester Jiresch
9

Social Crisis in Capitalist Chile: The October 2019 Protests and the COVID-19 Health Crisis

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Juan del Valle Rojas, MA
10

So What's the New Normal? Covid-19 and the Quest for a Global Community. Retrospective and Outlook

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Dr Florian Lippert
Last modified:05 July 2020 10.49 a.m.