European Summer School in Cultural Studies

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An object causes passion, as in the figurative notion of a loved object. “The Afterlife of the Object” 2019 summer school will contemplate how we establish narratives of the past and the self through objects.
We will view objects, not only loved, but also hated, ignored, collected, thrown away, performed, written, rewritten, translated, lost and found. The “object” of our study will be considered broadly, including but not limited to art, books, collections, fetishes, poems, letters, songs, and beyond.
The summer school week will feature keynote lectures from Carol Mavor, Rune Gade, Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Jane Blocker and Page duBois, as well as short papers presented by PhD candidates and other young scholars.
The ESSCS is an annual network-based event offering interdisciplinary research training in the fields of art and culture. The network comprises the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, University of Copenhagen, University of Giessen, Goldsmiths College, Université de Paris VIII, the Lisbon Consortium, Ljubljana Institute for Humanities, University of Trondheim and Catholic University Rio de Janeiro.
Organizers: Frederik Tygstrup, Rune Gade and Carol Mavor.
Period18 Jun 201922 Jun 2019
Event typeConference
LocationCopenhagen, DenmarkShow on map


  • Culture Studies, Summer School