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

The sixth Berkeley-Cologne-Yale Summer School “Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy” will be focusing on the topic “Writing and Reading Scenes”. 

The Summer School will take place at Yale University from August 15-19.

In recent years, the terms “writing scenes” and more recently “reading scenes” have described a group of praxeologically oriented approaches to literary studies that expand and rethink traditional concepts of text and authorship. These attempts of reformatting our concepts of literature consider both inner-literary scenes of writing and reading and specific processes of writing, as well as the networks of literary production, distribution, and reception. They take into account the institutional and anti-institutional factors of literature as well as its media-technological and pedagogical frameworks and point to the relationship between literature and critique as well as literature and the archive. Through a number of case studies, the summer school will explore the methodological and theoretical presuppositions as well as possible applications of the concepts “writing and reading scenes”.

Application Information

Applicants are asked to send a brief outline of the project they wish to present (max. 2000 words), a letter of motivation and a short CV (max. 2 pages) by May 15, 2022 to:

Sophie-C. Hartisch ( Keyword: Summer School 2022

Accepted applicants will be informed by May 31, 2022.

Materials will be provided. Travel costs and accommodation are to be organized and paid by the participants themselves.