Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Thematic Focus

"Literature in a Globalized World: Creative and Critical Perspectives"

Thematic focus within the MA ‘English Speaking Cultures’ starting in the winter term 2016/17

A joint teaching and research project between Würzburg University and Jawaharlal-Nehru University Delhi, India, within the DAAD-framework Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education Project leaders: Prof. Dr. Isabel Karremann and Prof. Dr. Saugata Bhaduri

This programme funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) will allow students who are enrolled in the MA ‘English Speaking Cultures’ at Würzburg University to build a profile in literature and globalization studies, a new and expanding field that engages with the role of ways literary texts provide creative and critical perspectives on processes of globalization. Students will also acquire knowledge of key theoretical texts that provide a methodology for studying literature in transnational contexts. The teaching activities will be acknowledged as part of the regular MA ‘English Speaking Cultures’, allowing participating students to collect credit points toward their degrees.