Thursdays, 15,22 & 29 October, 12,19 & 26 November
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost: € 165
What do we lose and what do we gain by living internationally? In a series of six sessions, lecturer Gretel Furner picks up a popular course she has taught at WICE over these past years, exploring the ex-pat experience that she refuses to call ‘ex-pat’. What is this new global community and how does it make us different from people who stay and live locally? Do we see the world differently and speak about ourselves in a different way? Are we in fact a community in our own right? Using excerpts from literature and famous writers we will discuss what makes our lives different and the choices we face when we leave home and go global.
Instructor: Dr Gretel Furner. Oxford University. PhD on the modern novel, University of the Saarland, Germany. Assoc. Professor of German, George Washington University. Instructor, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Since 2003 instructor at WICE in French Literature and History, the Migrant Soul series and Creative Writing.