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The Queen's Two Bodies: Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I from Schiller to Jelinek

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The Queen's Two Bodies: Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I from Schiller to Jelinek /
Die zwei Körper der Königin: Maria Stuart und Elisabeth I. von Schiller bis Jelinek.

Global Seminar GERM 515: “Klassik-Kolleg” at Klassik-Stiftung Weimar, Germany

Program Details

“Wie froh bin ich, dass ich weg bin...” / “So glad to be away...”
(Goethe’s Young Werther)

This Seminar takes its departure from E. Kantorowicz’s thesis of the “King’s Two Bodies” (1957), which recent research has questioned with regard to queens.  In Schiller’s famous historical drama Maria Stuart (1801) the two bodies are distributed onto two queens, Mary Stuart (“body natural”) and Elizabeth I (“body politic”).  Is this always the case in literary and cinematic renderings of the Mary Stuart / Elizabeth I complex?  Seminar participants will have the unique opportunity to explore this research question by dealing with dramatic, narrative, and cinematic renderings by authors such as Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Stefan Zweig or Elfriede Jelinek. The seminar will take place in the “Festsaal” of the historic Goethe National Museum, from June 17-22, 2018.

This seminar is funded by “Klassik-Stiftung Weimar” and open to graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts at UBC.  Graduate students from other Canadian institutions may be eligible under the Western Dean’s Agreement.  Advanced reading knowledge in German is required. 

Program Directors

Gaby Pailer (CENES, UBC, http://cenes.ubc.ca/people/gaby-pailer), Elena Agazzi (Università degli Studi di Bergamo, http://www.elenaagazzi.it/index.html), Gesa Dane (Freie Universität Berlin, http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/we04/germanistik/faecher/editionswissenschaft/mitarbeiter/dane.html), in collaboration with Klassik-Stiftung Weimar (www.klassik-stiftung.de).

For more information, please contact Dr. Gaby Pailer. 

Office hours: Fridays 1pm-2pm or by appointment.

General timeline

Course Dates: May 20 to July 20, 2018 (due date for term papers).  June 17 to June 22, 2018 in Weimar.

Course Location: There will be two pre-departure seminar lessons at UBC prior to departure. The Klassik-Kolleg will take place at the "Festsaal" of the Goethe National Museum/Goethehaus in Weimar, Germany. Klassik-Stiftung will provide the accommodation of all graduate student participants, and will also contribute to their travel expenses.

Course Schedule:

Tuesday, May 22, 10-12:00: Seminar at UBC-CENES, Buto 999A: Introduction and discussion of the 18th and 19th century material to be covered in the Klassik-Kolleg.

Tuesday, June 5, 10-12:00: Seminar at UBC-CENES, Buto 999A: Introduction and discussion of the 20th and 21st century material to be covered in the Klassik-Kolleg.

Sunday, 17 June: Arrival of all participants in Weimar.

Monday, 18 June: Klassik-Kolleg / Circa 1800 / Moderation: Gaby Pailer (UBC).

Tuesday, 19 June: Klassik-Kolleg / 19th Century / Moderation: Gesa Dane (FU Berlin).

Wednesday, 20 June: Klassik-Kolleg / 20th and 21st Century / Moderation: Elena Agazzi (U Bergamo).

Thursday, 21 June: Klassik-Kolleg / Transculturality and Intermediality of the Mary Stuart/Elizabeth I Complex.

Friday, 22 June: Departure of all Participants.

Friday, July 20: Term papers due at 4PM Pacific time.

Eligibility

Graduate Students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts at UBC. Graduate Students from other Canadian institutions may be eligible under the Western Dean’s Agreement.

Program fees and costs

The program fee is between $500. The final fee depends on the number of students in the program. Students do not pay the Go Global fee when applying to a Global Seminar. The Go Global fee is built into the Program Fee and is payable upon acceptance to the program.

All qualifying students will receive a $1000 Go Global Award. The Award is provided after all Program Fees are received by Go Global. 

Program Fee Includes
Program Fee Does Not Include

In country group accommodation (June 17-22, 2017)

Tuition*

Archival, museum tours and workshops

Partial flight closts

Klassik-Kolleg will contribute approx $700 towards travel costs

One group meal

Accommodation prior to or after the Seminar dates

Go Global Fee

Incidentals*

*UBC Tuition - Not included. Part of your costs

This amount will differ for domestic and international students. This amount will be assigned to you on the Student Service Centre (SSC) according to normal UBC tuition timelines. Read about tuition fees.

This amount is not determined or applied by Go Global.

All students participating in a Global Seminar will have tuition applied to their SSC account.

*Flights - Not Included. Part of your costs

Travel to Frankfurt/Main or Berlin and train travel to Weimar is a separate cost. You are responsible for arranging your own travel, especially if you wish to travel for a longer period than the Global Seminar. You should not book your flight until you are notified to book. The maximum number of Graduate Students from UBC accepted into this Global Seminar is: 4. Klassik-Stiftung Weimar will subsidize some of the cost of air travel.

*Incidentals - Not Included. Part of your costs

Some examples include: personal mobile communication, personal transportation that is not related to the learning outcomes of the program, additional meals that are not already identified as part of the Program Fee, immunizations, Visas, etc.

Global Seminars refund policy

Refund on deposits

Students are eligible for a refund of their deposit minus the administrative fee ($415) if they withdraw from the program within 30 days of paying the deposit; this provides time to fill vacated spots so the cost to other students does not increase. After 30 days, the deposit is non-refundable. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global. Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.

Refund on program fees

Students who withdraw from a Global Seminar after having paid the remaining program fee are not eligible for a refund of their deposit or the program fee. Exceptions may be determined at the discretion of Go Global. Any funds allocated to students through the ARA program must be returned in their entirety.

Students who decide to withdraw their application must submit a request in writing by email to the Global Seminar Advisor at go.global@ubc.ca.

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Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed