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Summer School

The GAPS Summer School 2017, "Performing Postcolonialisms", takes place at the Goethe University Frankfurt a.M. from September 4-8, 2017. The registration deadline has been extended to August 18th, 2017!

Each participant will be able to attend 8 lectures and 2 seminars. (Lectures: Cricket, Magic in Caribbean writing, Black Choreographers in British Dance, Re-configuration of the "Hottentot Venus," Humanitarian Aid Workers in British Drama, Macbeth and "Turner," Fashion and its Discontents, Experimental Histories: Sydney 1938 and Hokule'a 1975 // Seminars: African Diaspora on YouTube, Indian Dance in Literature and Film, Transcultural Humor, South African Images in Graphic Design and Literature, Vernacular Pakistani Literature as Tool for Social Change, Suffering and Illness, Postcolonial Performance Theory, and Academic Skills - Presentation and Writing)).

There will also be an evening programme which includes an interactive cooking event, a Capoeira course, a poetry reading by Anthony Joseph, and the final party.

Find more detailed information on the summer school website:

To register, contact the organisers via email:

The registration fee is 60 Euro for the whole week (including evening program), the number of participants is limited to 80.

The GAPS Summer School is organized biannually by interested students under the auspices of senior GAPS members. GAPS provides organisational and financial support and connects the organisers with academic specialists for lectures and seminars. Each GAPS Summer School focuses on a specific topic picked by the organizing team.

The Summer School offers students from universities in Germany and beyond the opportunity to explore postcolonial Anglophone writing and theory in a series of lectures and seminars. Authors and academics give students an insight into the cultural and literary variety of their field of study. Students also earn credit points (ECTS) towards their degrees.

If you are interested in organizing a GAPS Summer School, please contact the GAPS board.

Previous Summer Schools

'Border Stories: Narratives of Peace, Conflict and Communication in the 20th and 21st Centuries', University of Augsburg, 2015

'Just Politics? Postcolonial Ecocriticism between Imagination and Occupation', Potsdam, 2013

‘Minor Cosmopolitanisms‘, University of Potsdam, 2012

‘Spaces of Projection‘, Universities of Berne and Basel, 2011

‘Connecting Cultures‘, Leibniz Universität Hannover, 2009

Arrivals & Departures‘, Frankfurt, 2007

‘I is for Identity‘, Free University Berlin, 2005

‘Breaking Down Walls‘ Humboldt University Berlin, 2002

‘From Sailor's Mutiny to Cultural Mutiny‘, Kiel, 2000

‘Give Peace a Chance‘, Osnabrück, 1998

Osnabrück, 1996

Aachen, 1994

Göttingen, 1992



current yearbook

Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis
Cecile Sandten & Annika Bauer (eds.) Brill 2016
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