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14-18 March 2022

The Cultural Production and Social Justice research group is thrilled to announce a series of exciting events with the Bachmann-prizewinning author, Sharon Dodua Otoo, who will also be the inaugural Cambridge Schröder Writer in Residence.  

Sharon Dodua Otoo will deliver the annual Schröder Lecture on Monday, 14 March 2022 at 5pm, exploring themes of Black aesthetics and Black writing from the Weimar Republic to the present. The talk is entitled, “In Search of Resonance: On Black German Literature and Literary Criticism.” Those interested in attending can find registration info here, with options for either in-person or virtual participation: 

On Friday, 18 March 2022 at 7:30pm, Sharon Dodua Otoo will be giving a public reading from her highly acclaimed novel Adas Raum (2021), in English translation (by Jon Cho-Polizzi), and in conversation with the literary expert Maryam Aras. This reading will be held in hybrid format. You can register for the reading here, with options for either in-person or virtual participation:

Further information about Sharon Dodua Otoo and the DAAD Hub’s support of this event can be found at:

 CPSJ is very grateful for the support of the Cambridge DAAD Hub, Jesus College, and the Schröder Fund.  


Past Events

Thursday, 3 December 2020 

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jamele Watkins (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) to our Section Research Colloquium. She will present a paper titled, "'Ich bin Schwarz': Proclamations of Blackness in German Rap and Hip-Hop." The event will occur at 4:30pm (GMT). Please contact Stephanie Galasso ( for the Zoom link to this event! 


Saturday, 5 December 2020

Ecology in German Literary Criticism – Recent Developments and Approaches. 

The event will take place on Zoom. Registration is essential. Please find more information and the programme here: 


  • Towards a Politics of Fiction
  • Fictions of the Rechtsstaat
  • “Cultural Production and Social Justice” panels, GSA conference 2020
  • “Literature and Epistemic Injustice” workshop, May 2021
  • “Social Justice and German Studies: Home and Belonging.” DAAD workshop, December 2021

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