“Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy” – Berkeley-Köln Summer School

The Berkeley-Köln Summer School, established by the Anneliese Maier prize, offers graduate students the opportunity for intensive discussions focussed on aesthetics, rhetoric, and literary criticism with an international team of professors from Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, and Media Studies. The goal is to work cooperatively on theoretical questions beyond disciplinary boundaries.

The five-day summer school will alternate between the Universität zu Köln and UC Berkeley for five years. In the mornings there will be a seminar directed by one of the experts, in the afternoons there will be project presentations by participants. The discussion will be based on pre-distributed texts. The summer school will be conducted in both English and German.

The first meeting will be from July 26 to 30 in Köln with the topic “Lebensform und Möglichkeit – Zum Zusammenspiel von Roman und Essay in der Moderne.”