International bilingual summer school, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, 13–15 August 2020 (tbc)
In Search of the Reader: New Approaches to Practices, Functions and Histories of Reading in Arabic Literature, Arts, Media and Culture
What role does the reader play for Arabic literature, arts, media and culture? What do we know about different historical practices and social functions of reading, and how do they shape Arab culture? And how can new approaches help us to make readerships and their readings more visible?
The Call for Applications is addressed to outstanding junior scholars from Arab and European universities who are active in the field of Arabic Studies and would like to present their current research project. The research may take its orientation from a variety of disciplines (Literature, Art History, Cultural Studies, the Social Sciences or History) and should be related — at least in partial aspects — to the reader, readership and reading practices. Competence in Arabic and English is required. Please see the Call for Applications for further information.
The summer school is part of the research activities of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) and is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
Call for Applications (deadline: tba)