We are proud to announce that this year’s Summer School on the Cultural Study of the Law has generated a worldwide response, with more than 50 applications pouring in from 26 different countries, including Israel, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Benin, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal, the United States, Canada, Spain, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Sweden, Georgia, Switzerland, Germany, Argentina, Italy, the Russian Federation, Belarus, and India. Read more on the Summer School’s website.
The world map's green areas designate the applicants' home countries
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We are pleased to announce that “Correlations”, our third annual Summer School on the Cultural Study of the Law that will take place this August, from the 7th through the 21th at the IfAA!
Hosted by the Institute of English and American Studies, in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, the Birkbeck School of Law at the University of London, York University, Toronto, and the European Legal Studies Institute at the University of Osnabrück, the summer school seeks to bring together graduate students from around the world to promote and examine the interdisciplinary study and research of law and culture.
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Dr. Devin Zuber, who just recently left Osnabrück University to take up a new position as assistant professor of American Studies, literature, and Swedenborgian studies at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, California, will return this summer as a visiting professor to the IfAA. Dr. Zuber taught American literature and culture at Osnabrück University for several years and centers his inquiries in literary aesthetics, hermeneutics, and cultural history.
This summer, Dr. Zuber offers a compact seminar entitled “The Romantic Brain: Transatlantic Science and Poetry” from July, 5th to July, 8th, 2011:
In both England and America, the Romantics are often mischaracterized as the rebellious children of the Enlightenment, that great “Age of Reason” in the 18th century, through their apparent disregard for scientific empiricism and its correlary secularism. This seminar seeks to overthrow this stereotype by paying careful attention to the ways that many Romantic figures were also keen scientists, not only keeping abreast of the latest developments in scientific inquiry, but also actively experimenting in the laboratory, out in the field, on the dissecting table. We will trace how this engagement and immersion with the science of the period affected Romantic poetics, and, particularly, how it shaped their sense of the human mind. Find out more.
Students interested in this seminar can sign up through Stud.IP.