European Association for Studies of Literature, Culture and the Environment

Call for Applications: 33 Scholarships for the Würzburg Summer School for Cultural and Literary Animal Studies (CLAS).

Call for Applications: 33 Scholarships for the Würzburg Summer School for Cultural and Literary Animal Studies (CLAS).  September 24-September 29, 2012, at the University of Würzburg.

Cultural and Literary Animal Studies constitute a research area that has begun to establish itself only in recent
years. In its approaches, CLAS assemble research disciplines as different and distinct as Philosophy, History, Art
History, Film Studies, Literary Studies, the History of Science, Cultural Studies, Biology, Psychology, Anthropology,
Geography, Sociology, and Jurisprudence. The "Würzburg Summer School for Cultural and Literary Animal Studies" intends
to address the question as to the historical and systematic position of animals in our culture in the form of three
consecutive annual themes, designed to build up on one another while still defining their unique and independent focal
points. These annual themes will be "Nature, Culture, Agency" (2012), "Political Zoology" (2013), and "Zoological
Aesthetics" (2014). Each year, the respective theme will be investigated in keynote lectures, workshops on animal theory
and animal themes, panel discussions, artistic presentations, and open formats on project development and project
networking. The Summer Schools predominately aim at providing a platform to junior researchers who are working on
projects that address the relevant issues within the context of CLAS and wish to explore and develop the field of CLAS
together with the workshop facilitators and the speakers * young academics and academics who have laid the foundations
for CLAS.

Deadline for applications: June 15, 2012.

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Würzburg Summer School for Cultural and Literary Animal Studies,
funded by Volkswagen Foundation
Prof. Dr. Roland Borgards, Alexander Kling und Esther Köhring
Institut für deutsche Philologie
Lehrstuhl für Neuere deutsche Literaturgeschichte
Universität Würzburg
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg

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