The Potsdam Summer School Minor Cosmopolitanisms will take place at Potsdam University, 9-13 July 2012.
Discussions during the Potsdam Summer School Minor Cosmopolitanisms will focus on a range of ‘discrepant’ forms of cosmopolitan citizenship and belonging that have been the reality for colonial subjects in the past and have become the contemporary reality for millions of migrants as well as Indigenous peoples around the globe.
Our discussions will concern
• historical case studies of minor cosmopolitanisms and
• contemporary cosmopolitan practices ‘from below’/ of the
multitude/ the plural,
• Indigenous Cosmopolitanisms,
• negotiations of postcolonial justice,
• and the minoritarian cosmopolitan condition as aspiration,
imagination and the future.
We cordially invite submissions from postgraduate students (M.A., Honours, or PhD) from Germany and abroad.
Applications should comprise:
• a letter of application, detailing your motivation for
wishing to participate,
• a Curriculum Vitae, focussing on your academic background,
• a short description (1 page) of your academic interest in
• contact details of one academic referee.
The Potsdam Summer School Minor Cosmopolitanisms is co-taught by an international team of scholars including Prof Dr Anne Brewster (University of New South Wales, Australia), Prof Dr Lars Eckstein (University of Potsdam, Germany), Prof Shaswati Mazumdar (Dehli University, India), Prof Stephen Muecke (University of New South Wales, Australia), Prof Rajni Palriwala (Dehli University, India), Prof Dr Satish Poduval (EFL University Hyderabad, India), Prof Dr Anja Schwarz (University of Potsdam, Germany), Prof Dr Dr Russell West-Pavlov (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Prof Dr Dirk Wiemann (University of Potsdam, Germany).
Applications (in PDF-format) must be submitted by 29 February 2012 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit http://minorcosmopolitanisms.wordpress.com/
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lina Fricke from the organizing committee: email@example.com
Prof. Dr. Lars Eckstein
Prof. Dr. Anja Schwarz
Prof. Dr. Dirk Wiemann
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Am Neuen Palais 10
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