CIVIS announces the opening of the registration for the CIVIS course “Refugees, Migrants, and Exiles in German and Comparative Literature”. The programme will take place in a blended format between February and May 2022 and will consist in 10 online lectures, followed by a 4-day workshop (May 16-19, 2022) bringing the students and instructors together in person in Brussels, Belgium.
The course is a transdisciplinary and collaborative programme exploring how refugees, migrants, and exiles have been treated in German and Comparative Literature today and in the past. This course will be taught in “multilingual German” and will treat literature as a medium through which we can reflect on and imagine migration as an important part of human experience and society.
This short term mobility course is open to Bachelor’s and Master students at the nine CIVIS member universities enrolled in German and Comparative literature or related program. The course will be taught in “multilingual” German, therefore a B2 level of German is required. The instructors will use code-switching whenever necessary, as the course deals with literary texts written in languages beyond German, and as it reflects national differences in terminology and theoretical/cultural approaches.
Applicants should send their CV and a letter of motivation (maximum 500 words) by 15 November 2021 to email@example.com.
Selected students will be notified on 6 December 2021.Selected CIVIS students (except students from Université libre de Bruxelles) will be supported by a grant, please contact your university for any information.
Main topics addressed
- Concepts and ideas of refuge, migration, and exile
- Interculturality in European literature of migration
- Reasons for migration (political, economic, etc.)
- Migration and gender
- Multilinguality in the literature of migration
- Intermediality in the literature of migration
- Representation of migration in literature and film
- Spaces of migration
- Migration as a diachronic phenomenon:
- refugees from the GDR
- exile during the Nazi-era
- 19th century
Participating students will be assessed based on the following criteria:
- Participation in the online lectures and in the workshop (20%)
- Preparation and presentation of a research project in groups of 3-4 students (30%)
- Individual paper connecting the theoretical knowledge with a literary text discussed in the course or with the collaborative project in which the student participated (50%).
More details about the intensive CIVIS Course “Refugees, Migrants, and Exiles in German and Comparative Literature” are available on the CIVIS webpage here.
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