CFP: Genealogies of Diversity (7th International Summer Academy)

Deadline for Submission: March 15, 2017
Deadline: March 30, 2017

7th International Summer Academy at the ZfL 2017

Genealogies of Diversity. Contexts and Figurations of a Controversial Concept.

The upcoming ZfL Summer Academy will discuss the question of diversity from the perspective of literary and cultural studies. Our focus will be on the history of the discourse on diversity – it’s genealogy in respect to different theoretical and cultural contexts and its relation to similar concepts like hybridity or multiplicity. Of great interest are furthermore rhetoric strategies and aesthetic forms, which represent or call for diversity. We invite doctoral students and post-docs in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and philosophy to apply.

Complete call see under the following link:

Venue: Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin

Organisers: Eva Axer, Matthias Schwartz, Georg Toepfer, Daniel Weidner

Keynotes: Emily Apter (New York), Stefan Hirschauer (Mainz)

Participants: Doctoral students and post-docs (we particularly encourage applications from applicants from the USA, Eastern Europe and Israel)

Number of Participants: ca. 12 participants

Languages: German and English. Prerequisites are good listening comprehension and excellent reading ability, as the source texts will be read in the original; doctoral students are welcome to present their projects in English.

Applications: Please send a CV and 1-3 page project outline by 15 March 2017 via Email to Sabine Zimmermann,

Applicants will be notified by April 2017.

Academy fee: 100 EUR (includes lunches and tea breaks among other things)

Applicants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and dinner costs.

The Centre for Literature and Cultural Research offers a reimbursement of travel costs and fees in special cases. Please submit a request, including a brief explanation and an estimate of your travel costs.

Contact: Eva Axer: