Applications

 

Date and place: 2-6 September 2013, University of Potsdam

Deadline for applications: 15 July 2013

Contact: justpolitics2013@gmail.com

We invite B.A., M.A. as well as Phd students who are interested in ecological and economic politics and criticism, their representation in postcolonial cultural production and possible solutions and new perspectives developed through transcultural exchange. There will be a slot in the programme for the presentation of your own (intermediary) research results during a poster session, so please indicate whether you are interested in presenting your own work. Please also indicate whether you would like to receive credit points for attending the summer school.

You will be able to attend a series of lectures, one seminar of your choice and various workshops and discussion groups. We will invite you to examine narratives of the hierarchical relation of human societies to other human communities and the anthropocentric separation of culture and nature. We will talk about how dominantly political terms like sustainability, growth (and its limits), equality, crisis, globalisation or justice are taken up in cultural production. Finally, we are interested in their interrelation, what kind of past(s), present(s) and future(s) are imagined and what the difference between the representation and judgment of bottom-up grassroots and top-down international politics might be.

The general objective is the creation of a platform for prolific exchange and discussion that goes beyond the summer school itself and should help us as young scholars and early stage researchers to shape and sharpen our research profiles and fields of academic interest.

ECTS Credits

You can earn 3, 5 or 6 ECTS Credits. Please indicate in your application whether you would like to receive credit points for attending the summer school. More info is available here: ECTS

Costs

Participation in the summer school including course material and accommodation will cost 80,-€, without accommodation 70,-€.

Applications

We explicitly invite B.A., M.A. as well as PhD students who are interested in ecological and economic politics and criticism, their representation in postcolonial cultural production and possible solutions and new perspectives developed through transcultural exchange. There will be a variety of seminars and workshops offered during the week. Some preparatory reading will be necessary in advance, but we will provide details about that at later stage.

If you want to participate in the summer school, please send a letter of application to justpolitics2013@gmail.com in which you indicate what your specific interest in the topic is and how far you have proceeded in your studies (1 page).

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