International bilingual summer school, Mohammed V University in Rabat, 1.–3. November 2018

Emotions that Matter: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Feeling, Affect, and Body in Arabic Literature, Arts, and Culture

What role do emotions and affects play in literature and culture? How has the “emotional/affective turn” changed our understanding of literature, culture and society? How do the related theories and methods cast new light on the themes covered by old genres such as elegy, satire and love poetry? And which social practices and historical discourses gain (new) relevance as a result?

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 emotions, affects and the body. 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 and is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.

Call for Applications (PDF).
Program (PDF).