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Summer School

Berkeley-Cologne-Yale-Summer School “Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy”

The next Summer School will take place in the summer semester of 2022. Further information will follow.

The Berkeley-Cologne-Yale Summer School offers students and doctoral candidates interested in theory the opportunity to discuss annually changing focal topics in the fields of aesthetics, rhetoric, and literary criticism with an international team of lecturers from the fields of philosophy, cultural and literary studies, and media studies. The goal is to work together on theoretical issues across narrow disciplinary boundaries. 

The five-day Summer School will be held alternately at the University of CologneUC Berkeley and Yale University. In the mornings, there will be a seminar led by one of the co-lead researchers, and in the afternoons there will be project presentations by the participants. Discussions will be based on a common text, which will be made available to all participants in advance. The event languages are English and German.

The summer school emerged from the Anneliese Maier-Forschungspreis for Niklaus Largier (UC Berkeley). Participating scholars:

Rüdiger Campe, Yale University

Eva Geulen, ZfL Berlin

Torsten Hahn, University of Cologne

Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley

Anja Lemke, University of Cologne

Nicolas Pethes, University of Cologne