Workshops

Siri Hustvedt

Am 21. Juni 2017, 17.30 bis 19 Uhr, organisiert vom Doctoral Program in English and American Literary Studies des Englischen Seminars der Universität Zürich.

Worldwide renowned author Siri Hustvedt will be present for a doctoral workshop on Life  Writing. Discussing Life Writing from the particular standpoint of authorship, this workshop is designed to offer unique insights in the writing practice of this outstanding female writer. In conversation Siri Hustvedt, besides her own extensive literary work also spouse of Paul Auster, in addition to discussing her latest work, The Blazing World, will respond to questions raised in the ensuing discussions. Students are encouraged to profit from this unique opportunity of a personal encounter with the author of What I Loved (2003), The Sorrows of an American (2008), and The Summer Without Men (2011).

This event is restricted to 25 participants, please RSVP. 2 ECTS (if booked as a module). Register for courses via Modulbuchung or send an email to doktorat@es.uzh.ch.

Visual Essays

Im November 2017, organisiert vom Doctoral Program in English and American Literary Studies des Englischen Seminars der Universität Zürich.

What  do  we  mean  when  we  speak  of  visual  essays?  How  can  we  develop academic  arguments  by  using  multi-medial  material?  This  autumn  Professor Richard Dienst (Rutgers) will return to the English Seminar to explore a wide spectrum  of  possibilities.  The  aim  of  this  workshop,  which  will  also  include hands-on exercises, is to discuss the visual essay as a form of creative research and examine its pedagogical potential. One of the claims is that the visual essay can be seen as a promising – and, in fact, necessary – new direction in English Literature as a discipline which teaches students how to read and how to see.

2 ECTS (if booked as a module). Register for courses via Modulbuchung or send an email to doktorat@es.uzh.ch.