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Summer School

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

'Performing Postcolonialisms', Goethe University Frankfurt a.M., 2017

'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

Postcolonial Justice
Anke Bartels, Lars Eckstein, Nicole Waller & Dirk Wiemann (eds.)
Brill Rodopi, 2017
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