International bilingual summer school program for postcolonial-sensitive teaching and research in Arabic Studies
Arabische Philologien im Blickwechsel / نحو دراسات عربية برؤى متعددة
The summer school program “Arabische Philologien im Blickwechsel / نحو دراسات عربية برؤى متعددة” (“Towards Multi-Perspectival Arabic Studies”) pursues a twofold aim: to facilitate the systematic exchange of perspectives and experiences between young and established scholars based in Europe and the Arab world, and to foster the use of Arabic as an active academic language in Arabic Studies at European universities.
During the summer schools, young academics (PhD students and postdocs) from European and Arab universities are given the opportunity to present their research in an international context, to discuss new and pioneering approaches to Arabic philology, literature and culture, and to actively practice the academic language (Arabic or English) they are less versed in.
The summer school program thus supports a postcolonial-sensitive Arabic Studies, offering a forum where scholars meet as equals, knowledge about the Arab world is produced together with the Arab world, and Arabic is used as an academic language on equal footing with English and other languages.
The summer schools in detail:
- “Arabic Philology and Cultural Studies”, Freie Universität Berlin (2014)
- “Practicing ‘Blickwechsel’: Entangled Perspectives on Theory, Arts, and History in the Field of Arabic Literary Studies”, American University of Beirut (2017)
- “Emotions that Matter: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Feeling, Affect, and Body in Arabic Literature, Arts, and Culture”, Mohammed V University in Rabat (2018)
- “Mapping the Urban: Cities in Arabic Literature, Culture, and Society“, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (2019)
- “In Search of the Reader: New Approaches to Practices, Functions and Histories of Reading in Arabic Literature, Arts, Media and Culture”, Online (2021)