The workshop 'Concepts and Tools in Cultural Transfer Research. Case: Travel Writing' took place in Göttingen on 16-17 of May. The workshop was organised by the Cultural Transfer Research Group, which was initiated by Petra Broomans in Groningen.
In this fourth edition of the workshop Barbara Schaff, Professor for English Philology at the University of Göttingen and Petra Broomans organised four panels that each focused on a different topic. The panels illuminated theoretical connection between concepts of cultural transfer and the genre of travelling literature as well as highlighted the importance of concepts of identity in cultural exchange and another focused on the performative and literary aspects of cultural exchange in literary pieces on travels to Scandinavia in the 18th to 20th century.
In the fourth panel young scientists had the opportunity to present their own research projects. Due to the very specific thematic field a very fruitful dynamic developed during the workshop that enabled the participants to build many theoretical and thematic cross connections between the topics that were presented and discussed in the panels.
An anthology of the given lectures is in planning as well as the continuation of the Cultural Transfer Research Group with a 5th workshop in preparation which will take place in Tartu in the Spring of 2020.