Spring Academy


May 23rd - 31st 2017

This Spring Academy, organized through the DIVERSITAS network, introduces a variety of concepts for the analysis of social and cultural contexts. It focuses on different media and forms of cultural representation. Drawing from a wide range of theoretical approaches to discourse and power, memory and time, race and whiteness, gender and queerness, class and popular culture participants reflect on the production of knowledge around symbolic and material cultural practices. In workshop sessions and keynotes with lecturers from Nigeria, India, South Africa and Germany we will explore the notion of Critical Diversity Literacy also in relation to Augsburg’s history and present.

Documentary Screening

Karen Thorsen (director), James Baldwin – The Price of a Ticket

Tuesday, May 23rd 11:45-1:15 p.m. Y-1002/3


Public Events:

Round Table Discussion and Reading

Karen Thorsen, Modupe Laja and Mathilda Légitimus-Schleicher

Tuesday, May 23rd 2-3:30 p.m. HS-III



Melissa Steyn (University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)
“Critical Diversity Literacy in Theory and Practice”

Tuesday, May 30th 2-3:30 p.m. HS-III

Acedemy Schedule and Flyer

For more information or to enroll please contact:

Sarah Alam (M.A.)


Prof. Dr. Annika McPherson

Büro: D 4032, Tel. 0821-598-5763