IWL Summer School

The CGS is an institutional sponsor of the IWL (Institute for World Literature). The IWL is a 4-week summer school that is devoted to exploring the study of literature in a globalizing world. It takes place alternatingly at Harvard and at different universities across the globe.

Our institutional membership enables two (sometimes more) of our students to take part in the IWL for only half the fee (USD 900 instead of 1.800). We try to provide the other half with funds from the CGS. The application deadline is always on 1 February for the upcoming IWL, which usually takes place between the end of June and the end of July. It offers a unique possibility not only to meet renowned faculty members, but also for international academic networking. After their return from the IWL, the participants are asked to provide a short report of their experiences, examples of which you can find here.

For further information on the IWL, such as future venues and application procedures, please consult its webpage. If you would like to apply for further IWL summer schools, please get in touch with Prof. Thomas Claviez, who is responsible for the cooperation with the IWL.