The chair of English Literature and Cultural Studies regularly organises lectures, panel discussions, conferences and workshops. You can find reports and photos on some selected events on this page.
Winter School “Literature in a Globalized World”
From 23 February to 1 March 2017, a 7-day Winter School on “Literature in a Globalized World” took place at the Centre for English Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. The participants were some 15 students from JNU as well as a group of 8 students from the Department of English Philology at Julius Maximilians Universität, Würzburg, Germany. Co-organizers Prof. Saugata Bhaduri and Prof. Isabel Karremann had invited six international scholars who presented their current research in lectures and workshops, engaging the participants in discussions about texts, concepts and theories from the field of literary globalization studies. The Winter School was organised around three thematic cores: transcultural poetics and adaptation, histories of globalization, and ecocritical questions.
Research visit from Jhinuk Sen
Jhinuk Sen spent three months at Würzburg University doing research for her doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Isabel Karremann.
Research visit from Anurima Chanda
Anurima Chanda just spent two months at Würzburg University in the summer 2016, doing research for her doctoral dissertation on twenty-first century Indian-English children's literature under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Isabel Karremann.
The cooperation is made possible through the funding initiatives Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education and A New Passage to India and is financially supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Out of the initiative arose the interdisciplinary Centre for Modern India Studies Centre for Modern India Studies at Würzburg University.