International Summer School (Marbach, 29 July–9 August)

International Summer School (Marbach, 29 July–9 August)

Applications are invited for attendance at


the International Summer School


A (new) Republic of Letters:

intellectual communities, global knowledge transfer


29 July – 9 August 2018
German Literature Archive Marbach

Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Association



Application deadline: 28 February 2018 


Link for Application


Marbach Summer School poster

Each Republic of Letters is based on words. They are, according to Anthony Grafton, ‘worlds made by words’ (2009). The booming research into global literatures allows us to see these worlds from a new perspective.



This International Summer School is hosted by the German Literature Archive Marbach, which makes numerous documents reflecting literary and scholarly collaboration available for research. On this occasion, the archive itself becomes a vehicle for international exchange.


Within the framework of the International Summer School, twenty doctoral students from around the world will have the opportunity to discuss the phenomenon of the Republic of Letters, its historical and theoretical manifestations, and the terminological challenges it poses. Please use the link above to apply to attend this exciting event!