Monday, June 19, 2017

Open Campus 2017

This year, the Postcolonial Studies group was given the challenging and exciting task of organizing the activities of Faculty 10: Linguistics and Literary Studies at the Open Campus day, which took place on Saturday, June 17th 2017.

Under the supervision of Eeva Sippola and Kerstin Knopf and the coordination of Joanna Chojnicka, a large range of presentations and activities were offered to visitors at the pagoda of Faculty 10. The postcolonial team was supported by the student assistants Michaela Puschmann and Anna Todt as well as the members of Stuga Anglistik.

Throughout the day, fortune-cookies and arabic sweets were handed around and a mini-cinema invited visitors to watch short movies made by the students of MA Transnationale Literaturwissenschaft and a poetry reading. 

Presentations included Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf, Postcolonial Language Studies by Dr. Marivic Lesho, Linguistic Fieldwork in Papua New Guinea by Dr. Lidia Mazzitelli and Research-based learning by BA-Student Michaela Puschmann. Many keen visitors could be found in our workshop on the International Phonetic Alphabet, where participants had the chance to read and write in IPA-Symbols. 

INPUTS contributed to our pagoda by presenting their Guayana- and Haiti-Projects, while Michael Claridge offered a photo-exhibition on the students' excursion to Shakespeare's London and on the most recent play by the Parliament of Foules, Doctor Faustus.

At the end of the day, our team enjoyed the concert of Samy Deluxe and celebrated a succesful and rewarding day. Thanks to everyone who contributed - we are already looking forward to the next Open Campus!