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Cultural Production & Social Justice

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Project Description

 

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Cultural Production and Social Justice explores the roles of the arts and humanities in creating a sustainable, because ethical, societal future. It is an “umbrella” project that critically examines, via a series of specific individual and collaborative research projects, the relationship between artistic production such as film, novels, poetry, performance, and social and epistemic justice.

Opportunistic cultural production can shore up prejudice and further injustice. Acknowledging that, the focus of this project is on how artistic work can open out new perspectives that destabilize prejudices and reveal new possibilities. What is the overlap of politics, ethics, and aesthetics?

Use the links to the left to find out more about researchers associated with the project, events, publications and resources.

Our current focus is primarily but not exclusively on the German-speaking world. We welcome contact from colleagues and graduate students in German Studies and other disciplines. To get in touch, email: cpsj@mmll.cam.ac.uk.

Cultural Production and Social Justice is funded by the Cambridge Schröder Fund. Associated projects are funded by the University of Bayreuth Humboldt Centre, and by a LMU-Cambridge Strategic Partnership award.


Schröder Lecture 2022 by Sharon Dodua Otoo

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Orli Vogt-Vincent wins German Historical Society's national Undergratudate Prize

11 January 2023

Congratulations to former History and Modern Languages student, Orli Vogt-Vincent, who has just won the German Historical Society's national Undergraduate Prize.

Major research award for Professor Mark Chinca

7 December 2022

The Faculty and German Section are delighted to announce that Professor Mark Chinca has been awarded a Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust. Mark will be using the three-year fellowship to work on his project “The Formation of Medieval German Literature, 750–1250,” a re-evaluation that will situate early...

New Publication: Ab Initio Language Teaching in British Higher Education

7 December 2022

We are delighted to announce the publication by UCL Press of a handbook on German language teaching with contributions by 7 Cambridge based authors. Co-edited by Silke Mentchen , and with contributions by Alexander Bleistein, Maren de Vincent-Humphreys , Daniela Dora , Kasia Lanucha, Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass and Theresa...

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