Summer schools

Various universities and other academic organisations offer summer schools where students can explore a particular subject in a kind of block seminar format over one or several weeks during the semester break. This gives students the chance to study new topics not offered at their home universities, or to explore a familiar topic from a new angle, with different teachers and classmates in a different setting. Sometimes students can get credit points which are also accepted at their home university (preferably check beforehand).

Summer schools for students interested in PTTS


Performing Postcolonialisms
GAPS summer school hosted by the University of Frankfurt, Germany.
September 4-8, 2017
Website: click here.
Deadline for applications: August 4th, 2017.

ECTS-points obtained at the summer school can be accredited for your studies in Münster. Please contact Mark Stein or the student advisory office for further information.


A Summer School on Postcolonial literatures and cultures is organized biannually by interested students under the auspices of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English (ASNEL/GNEL). The Summer School offers students from all universities the opportunity to explore various different aspects of the New Literatures in English in a one-week 'package' of lectures, seminars and authors' readings. Creative writing workshops are also possible. Lecturers and authors come from various German and international locations. Each Summer School takes place in a different city.

Students can have their ASNEL summer school 'credits' accepted for thematically relevant components of any degree programme offered at Münster’s English department (e.g. Magister, Lehramt, B.A., M.A.of Education, M.A. National & Transnational Studies), and at any level (e.g. Proseminar, BA seminar, Hauptseminar - but not Kolloquium).
Details can be checked on the summer school website and should be discussed with one of your Münster lecturers (e.g. Prof. Mark Stein or Dr. Silke Stroh) in advance.

The most recent GAPS Summer Schools took take place in Potsdam in September 2013 ("Just Politics? Postcolonial Ecocriticism between Imagination and Occupation",  https://justpoliticspotsdam2013.wordpress.com/).