6 July 2017: Guest lecture by Roman Bartosch

Towards Transcultural Ecology: Learning | Reading

18:00 c. t., IG 4.201 – As part of the Research Colloquium "Transculturality in the English-speaking World, Roman Bartosch (University of Cologne) will be giving a guest lecture entitled „Towards Transcultural Ecology: Learning | Reading“.

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29 June 2017: Guest Lecture by Enrique Galvan-Alvarez

Sovereignty On Camera: Documentary, Performance and War in Syria

18:00 c. t., IG 4.201As part of the research colloquium "Transculturality in the English-speaking World", Enrique Galvan-Alvarez (Universidad Internacional de La Rioja-UNIR) will be giving a public guest lecture entitled „Sovereignty On Camera: Documentary, Performance and War in Syria“.

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4-8 September 2017

GAPS Summer School 2017 –
“Performing Postcolonialisms”


Every two years, GAPS (Gesellschaft für Anglophone Postkoloniale Studien/Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies) presents the GAPS Summer School. Organized and run entirely by students, this one-week event offers students from universities in Germany and beyond the opportunity to explore postcolonial Anglophone writing and postcolonial theory in a series of lectures and seminars. Authors and academics give students an insight into current research and the cultural and literary variety of their field of study. Students also earn credit points (ECTS) towards their degrees.

 Our theme for the GAPS Summer School 2017 is “Performing Postcolonialisms” and we aim to provide students the opportunity to discuss with academics and each other what it means to perform postcoloniality. The GAPS Summer School 2017 takes place from September 4‑8, 2017 at Goethe-University Frankfurt.

Join the GAPS Summer School 2017 and ...

... gain 5 to 10 Credit Points for the 5-day attendance

... attend 8 Lectures and 2 seminars on a wide range of exciting and current topics:

  • Seminars: African Diaspora on YouTube, Indian Dance in Literature and Film, Transcultural Humor, South African Images in Graphic Design and Literature, Vernacular Pakistani Literature as Tool for Social Change, Suffering and Illness, Postcolonial Performance Theory, and Academic Skills (Presentation and Writing)
  • Lectures: Cricket, Magic in Caribbean writing, Black Choreographers in British Dance, Re-configuration of the “Hottentot Venus,” Humanitarian Aid Workers in British Drama, Macbeth and “Turner,” Fashion and its Discontents, Experimental Histories: Sydney 1938 and Hokule'a 1975

... enjoy a unique evening program: interactive cooking event, Capoeira course, poetry reading by Anthony Joseph, final party


→ Free admission to volunteers who help out (email us!)

→ Registration limited to 80 participants: gaps2017summerschool@gmail.com

→ Registration deadline: August 4th, 2017

→ Registration fee: 60 Euro for the whole week (including evening program)

Find more information on our website: https://gapssummerschoolfrankfurt.wordpress.com/