Anglistik und Amerikanistik

“Transcultural Pedagogies”


Research Seminar with Ranjan Ghosh (University of North Bengal)

This course, co-taught by Prof. Ranjan Ghosh and Prof. Isabel Karremann, introduces students to a critical engagement with trans-thinking, a trans-philosophy of doing literature and humanities. It will bring the students to do some thinking on tradition and inheritance, philosophy of entanglement, contemporary discourses on how globalization and comparative pedagogy are viewed and analysed, the nuanced experiences of distant/close readings, comparative philosophical discourses on contrareity and the opposite and a wide critique of the philosophy of comparison. 

Students will be introduced to the latest ideas in these fields as much as traditional and established schools of thought. The course does not recommend heavy preparatory reading at all: instead, we will try to make the classroom a 'thinking space' -- dialogic, negotiatory and conversational. Prof. Ghosh in particular will deliver several lectures on these issues with reasonable ease and explication, before students can be led to further readings. The classes will begin with thinking through issues, enabling students to develop their own essential and 'further reading' lists, and have been envisaged as a contemplative and explorative evolution with the students. "Thinking together" is the message. 

Ranjan Ghosh teaches at the Department of English, University of North Bengal, India. He is the author of many innovative, thought-provoking books on questions of transcultural aesthetics, literature and globalisation, poetry, philosophy and pedagogy. His latest publications include Thinking Literature Across Continents (Duke University Press, 2016), co-authored with J. Hillis Miller, Transcultural Poetics (Routledge, 2017) and Philosophy and Poetry: A Continental Perspective (Columbia University Press, 2018).

Hinweis: Dieser Kurs richtet sich vor allem an die Studierenden des MA "English Speaking Cultures", aber auch fortgeschrittene Studierende aus dem Bereich BA und Lehramt sind willkommen. Bitte melden Sie sich bei Interesse an dieser Veranstaltung per Mail direkt bei Frau Prof. Karremann an: (Anmeldeschluss: 10. Oktober)

Bitte beachten Sie, dass der Kurs in der ersten Vorlesungswoche (Montag, Dienstag und Freitag jeweils von 10 bis 16:30 Uhr) sowie drei öffentlichen Abendvorträgen abgehalten wird:

Montag, 16.10.│18-20 c.t.│ZHSG 1.002:

Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth), "The Uncanny Re-Worlding of the post-9/11 American Novel: Joseph O'Neill's Netherland"

Mittwoch, 18.10.│18-20 c.t.│SCIAS (Welz- Haus, Klinikstraße 6):

Ranjan Ghosh (UNB), "Remapping the Transnational: Robert Frost in Perspective"

Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth), "The South, the Global South, Toni Morrison's Home"

Montag, 23.10.│ 18-20 c.t.│ZHSG 1.003:             

Ranjan Ghosh (UNB), “Transcultural Aesthetics”