Harvard Institute for World Literature

The Harvard Institute for World Literature will hold its seventh summer school session from July 3 through July 26, 2017 at the University of Copenhagen in joint partnership with Aarhus University. Mads Rosendahl Thomsen is the coordinator at Aarhus University.

2017.05.10 | Johanne Vejrup Nielsen

Date Mon 03 Jul
Time 09:00 17:00
Location København

The international summer school for literature scholars takes place every year, switching between Harvard University, and cities in Europe and Asia. This year it will be in Copenhagen, Denmark with participants from all over the world.

The four-week program of the Harvard Institute for World Literature (IWL) includes seminars taught by leading names in world literature today: 

  • Alexander Beecroft, University of South Carolina
  • Hendrik Birus, Jacobs University, Bremen
  • Thomas Claviez, University of Bern
  • Christian Dahl, University of Copenhagen
  • David Damrosch, Harvard University
  • Stefan Helgesson, Stockholm University
  • Dominique Jullien, UC Santa Barbara
  • Reine Meylaerts, KU Leuven
  • Francesca Orsini, SOAS University of London
  • Susan Stanford Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Aarhus University
  • Galin Tihanov, Queen Mary, University of London

According to David Damrosh, director of IWL, Harvard University, it makes sense for literature scholars to meet in Denmark:

“With key figures for world literature that range from Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, and Georg Brandes to Karen Blixen and Inger Christensen, Denmark is an ideal location for the IWL,” says Damrosh.

In addition to the seminars, the session will feature opportunities for participants to share their work in colloquia, as well as panels on publishing and collaborative research projects, plenary lectures by members of the IWL faculty and by Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, and a session with the Danish novelist, playwright, and filmmaker Madame Nielsen.


Further information:

Read more about The Harvard Institute for World Literature: http://iwl.fas.harvard.edu/



Mads Rosendahl, Professor with Special Responsibilities, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University. E-mail: madsrt@cc.au.dk

Christian Dahl, associate professor, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen. E-mail: cdahl@hum.ku.dk

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