Are you currently pursuing your B.A., M.A. or PhD? Would you like to earn credit points and acquire new inspiration for your next paper, research project or thesis? Are you interested in meeting and exchanging ideas with young and established scholars from all over the world? Do poetry readings and a spoken word performance sound intriguing to you? If so, you should attend the summer school Border Stories! The summer school ‘Border Stories: Narratives of Peace, Conflict & Communication in the 20th &21st Centuries will take manifold metaphorical borders and the narratives of postcolonial literatures and theory as a starting point to re-examine issues related to the postcolonial concepts of place, space and sense of self, in addition to exploring factual as well as fictional accounts concerning conflict, communication and coming to terms with displacement.

  • WHERE: University of Augsburg, Germany
  • WHEN: September 7-11, 2015
  • WHO: All interested B.A., M.A. and PhD students
  • CREDITS: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 ETCS points (depending on the workload; see under „Applications“)
  • SEMINARS: Six sessions (ninety minutes each)
  • WORKSHOPS: Two sessions (ninety minutes each)
  • POERTY READINGS: Henry Beissel (Ottawa)
  • SPOKEN WORD POET: Dorothea Smartt (London, Barbados)
  • FEES: 150 € with & 50 € without accommodation

Register in three easy steps: 1) Pick a seminar:

  • Postcolonial Pathologies: Double-Consciousness and Fiction
  •  Crossing Real and Imagined Borders between Minds: Empire, Conflict and Peace in Anglophone Science Fiction
  • Energy Security and the War on Terror: Ecology and Insurgency in the Postcolonial World

2) Pick a workshop:

  • Race and Space – Challenging the Legacy of Colonialism in Fiction of the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • “Why is it he feels some line has been crossed, some boundary transgressed?” – Border Crossings in Margaret Atwood’s ‘Speculative Fiction
  •  Creative Writing Workshop with Dorothea Smartt

3) Send us an email ( including the following information by August 15th:

  • Seminar & workshop choice—please give us your 1st and 2nd choice of each and indicate how many ECTS credits you would like to earn
  • A paragraph indicating what your specific interest in the topic is and how far you have proceeded in your studies
  •  Are you booking with (150 €) or without (50 €) accommodation?

More information under FAQ and Applications


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