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Beastly Writing: DPL Members Teach Course About Literary Representation of Animals

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The pilot event in the fall 2023 semester is funded by the Doctoral Program in Literary Studies.


DPL members Michaela Frey and Sarah Bourdely Brämer offer a comparative course on the representation of animals in literature. Texts range from Charles Darwin to Donna Haraway, Giorgio Agambenm, Art Spiegelmann and many more.

For the first time, the Doctroal Program in Literary Studies is able to fund a teaching position for selected members with little teaching experience to specifically fill these gaps in a scholarly career. The desire for this new format was voiced at last year's retreat and proved fundable for the fall semester. With Sarah's and Michaela's exciting course, the DPL can thus launch a pilot.

The course is taught in German and English and is aimed at MA and advanced BA students.

The course description with complete bibliography is listed in the Course Directory.