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Centre for Australian Studies to offer a Workshop on “Australian Studies and the Global South”

At the start of Helen Gilbert’s DAAD-sponsored guest professorship at the University of Cologne, the Centre for the Australian Studies and the Global South Studies Centre, Cologne, are hosting a one-day workshop entitled “Australian Studies and the Global South” on Tuesday, 09 October 2018. After a short reception and welcoming words by CAS and GSSC, we are happy to welcome the following speakers and topics:

  • Helen Gilbert (Royal Holloway University, London), Indigenous Resurgence and Environmental Justice on the Global Stage.
  • Bill Ashcroft (University of NSW, Sydney), Art, Utopia, Transnation
  • Jamal Barnes (Edith Cowan University, Perth), The Hollowing Out of the Hospitality Principle – Australia’s Response to “Boat People”

We kindly invite all colleagues and interested students to participate in the event.

09 October 2018, 11.30-15.30 pm

University of Cologne, New Seminar Building, Tagungsraum

The London Stage 2018

During a one-week stay in London students will have the opportunity to attend and discuss several current productions of the London theatre scene. Venues include the Globe Theatre and the National Theatre. Among others, further activities include a tour of the Victoria & Albert Museum as well as a workshop at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).

Costs Approx. € 400 excluding travel to London. These fees include accommodation (incl. breakfast), all shows and workshops.

Payment #1 of € 250 by August 1, 2018

Final Payment of € 150 must be transferred by September 1, 2018.

How to apply Please submit your motivational letter of 800-1000 words in which you outline why you would like to join us on the excursion and what your expectations are. Please submit your letter formatted according to the MLA Handbook for Writers by July 21 to Sarah Youssef: sarah.youssef(at)uni-koeln.de

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Two lecture series by Prof. Neumeier's Chair for English Literature

The Chair for English Literature is happy to announce two new lecture series this winter term 2017-18.

For Perspectives on Shakespeare the English Department at the University of Cologne will come together to give students a take on the didactic, linguistic, postcolonial and gender perspectives one can have on Shakespeare, while guest lecturers from Bonn and Verona will take a look at dance in Shakespeare and whether Shakespeare could be considered a classic in German theatre.

The second lecture, Introduction to Australian Studies - (Trans-)Disciplinary Perspectives, will provide an Introduction to Australian Studies, encouraging a dialogue between different disciplinary perspectives ranging from Linguistics and Literary/Media Studies, to History, Geography, Anthropology, and Biology.

This course will work with ILIAS, the University of Cologne’s e-learning platform. Please register for the seminar’s ILIAS course as soon as possible. All assigned readings and information will be accessible via ILIAS.

For all information or requests pertaining to this course, please contact australianstudiesonline(at)gmail.com

Team Neumeier to be part of the lecture series 'How Now! What News?'

We are happy to announce that Victoria Herche and David Kern will give a lecture on January 10th 2018 on ‘Indigenous (Environmental) Activism in Australia and North-America: Climate Change, Social Justice and Indigenous Perspectives on Resistance’ as part of the lecture series "How Now! What News?"

Centre for Australian Studies

Opening of the new collaborative & interdisciplinary research centre

On April 18th, 2017, the Centre for Australian Studies was officially and successfully launched, welcoming Students and all interested parties to the inaugural session of its transdisciplinary Lecture Series "Introduction to Australian Studies". After the Lecture, a reception with drinks and snacks offered opportunity to celebrate.

The Centre for Australian Studies is a collaborative project which brings together expertise in the area of Australian Studies from the University of Cologne and other German universities. The Centre’s inter- and transdisciplinary scope coordinates and fosters collaborations between key areas of research and teaching from different disciplines, ranging from Linguistics, Literary, Cultural and Media studies, to Geography, History, Anthropology, and Biology.

The Centre for Australian Studies is based in the English Department of the University of Cologne, which provides an array of research and teaching activities in Australian Studies. The Centre currently coordinates Australian Studies Online.

If you would like to find out more about the Centre or would like to get involved, please send us an email: contact(at)centreforaustralianstudies.org

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Lecture Series: "Introduction to Australian Studies: (Trans-)Disciplinary Perspectives"