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Teaching Centre: TC | Workshop: Affordances of Short Forms in Teaching Literature and Culture - Details
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Course name Teaching Centre: TC | Workshop: Affordances of Short Forms in Teaching Literature and Culture
Semester SoSe 2023
Current number of participants 7
maximum number of participants 15
Home institute Gießener Graduiertenzentrum Kulturwissenschaften (GGK)
participating institutes International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)
Courses type Teaching Centre in category Teaching
First date Tue., 16.05.2023 16:30 - 18:00, Room: Otto-Behaghel-Straße 12, 109


Short forms are potent vehicles in didactic contexts: they can be used to quickly convey important information on a given topic, introduce new perspectives, stimulate critical reflection, prompt ad-hoc discussions, serve as textual basis for close readings and creative writing, and, if combined, constitute intertextual assemblages that are both comprehensive and manageable. Short forms are characterized by two overarching features: they are marked by a certain functional brevity, and in and through this brevity draw attention to their own aesthetic form.
In this workshop, we will introduce key concepts and didactic ideas how to use short forms in teaching literature and culture. The workshop will contain hands-on work with concrete examples of short forms in different media, so that the participants can grasp and test the pedagogical and didactic potential and affordances of short forms.

This workshop is part of the series "Short Forms, Big Impact: Brevity as a Tool in Research, Teaching, and Communication". This summer semester, five short hands-on workshops will be dedicated to the topic of short forms in the study of culture. Several aspects of academic training and practice, - especially with regard to academic communication, writing, and teaching, - will be examined to explore the ubiquity and affordances of short forms. Participants of the workshops will engage in conversation about concepts, didactic tools, and concrete ideas for using short forms in interdisciplinary academic contexts. The workshops can be attended independently of each other. Everyone interested is welcome!

The series is part of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership "Short Forms Beyond Borders" (2020-2023), co-funded by the European Commission.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Anmeldung mit Passwort: Affordances of Short Forms in Teaching Literature and Culture".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats will be assigned in order of enrolment.
  • The enrolment is possible from 28.03.2023, 00:00 to 15.05.2023, 23:59.