Archive of Tutors

A list of our former Tutors

- 2016 -


Sakontala: An Indian Love Story

A summary of Professor Paranjape's lecture on the Indian context of Shakuntala (May 27, Staatstheater Saarbrücken) can be downloaded here. An audiostream and a download of the talk are available in our audiovisual library.


Guest Lecture/ Opera Visit

Makarand Paranjape (JNU, New Delhi)


Sakontala: an Indian Love Story


Thursday May 27

Staatstheater Saarbrücken (Foyer)

6.30 pm


Makarand Paranjape will speak on the significance of the play in Indian history and culture, offering an allegorical understanding which will help illuminate the play as a “passage to India,” that is, as a way of understanding both its narrative and it metaphysical levels.


The lecture (admission free) will be followed by a performance of the opera Sakontala (Franz Schubert/Karl Aage Rasmussen, dir. Berthold Schneider) and starts at 7.30 pm.


- 2009 -



African Film Festival 2009: Return to Africa


7-9 and 13-15 November,

Kino 8 1/2, Saarbrücken

Program Flyer (pdf) -> DOWNLOAD



Guest Lecture: Ulrich Marzolph (Universität Göttingen)


Tausendundeine Nacht - Geschichte und Nachwirkung  (Wed. Nov 4)

Public Reading with Farrukh DHONDY


Thursday 5 Nov. 2009, Theater im Viertel, Nauwieserstraße, Saarbrücken.

For further information please click here.



 Slave Narratives: Workshop with Susanne SCHMID

On December 2 and 4 2009, TAS is presenting another workshop on transcultural narrative. and narratology. The lecturer is PD Dr. Susanne Schmid who will discuss slave narratives by Frederick Douglas, mary prince and Caryl Phillips.

Narratology: Workshop with Makarand PARANJAPE

On November 18 and 20 2009, TAS is hosting a workshop on narratology. Our invited guest lecturer is Makarand Paranjape, Professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University's Centre for English (New Delhi, India).

Indian Epics: Workshop with Farrukh Dhondy

In October and November 2009 TAS is presenting several workshops with the British writer and playwright Farrukh Dhondy on the Mahabharata.

  • 'An Introduction to the Indian Epic Myths, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata'
  • 'Stories from the Mahabharata, their moral import and an interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita'
  • 'Karna, A  Hero Ancient and Contemporary and the Social Themes of the Mahabharata'
  • 'Modern interpretations of the Mahabharata from Bollywood to Peter Brook'  


Transcultural London: Excursion

January 15-18

Click here for a detailed programme


- 2008 -


African Film Festival 2008: the Role of the Media

15-17 and 28-30 November,

special feature on Cameroon: 13-14 December,

Kino 8 1/2, Saarbrücken

Program Flyer (pdf) -> DOWNLOAD


Guest Lecture: Hans Heinrich Hock (U of Illinois)

'Appropriating the Past - Language, Archaeology, and
Ideology in South Asia and the Diaspora'  (
May 7 2008)


Guest Lecture: Elmar Schenkel (Universität Leipzig)

'Ein Lächeln und zwei Fragezeichen - Reiseerfahrungen in Indien' (June 19)



Guest Lecture: Rajendra Singh (U of Montreal)

'Center and Periphery in the Study of Language - Some Reflections on Language Contact, Socio-Cultural Linguistics and Linguistic Theory' ( May 21)

- 2007 -

Guest Lecture: Devleena GHOSH (U of Technology, Sydney)

'Jumping Ship – Skirting Empire: Indians, Aborigines and Australians across the Indian Ocean' (Nov. 15)

African Film Festival 2007: Violence and its Consequences

10-12 and 16-18 November,

Kino 8 1/2, Saarbrücken

Program Flyer (pdf) -> DOWNLOAD


Guest Lecture: Betty Joseph (Rice University)

"Early Modern Global Perspectives: Women in the Transnational World of Mercantilism" (Jul. 4)

- 2006 -

Guest Lecture: Erhard Reckwitz (Universität Duisburg)

 "Between Satire and Suture: Aspects of White Writing in Post-Apartheid South Africa". (June 14)

- 2005 -

Guest Lectures: Angelo Fick (Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa)

"Cleaning out the Literary Closet: Anglophone South African Fiction's New Interregnum". (Feb. 2)

"On the Possessive (Dis)Investment in Whiteness: J.M. Coetzee's Post-Apartheid Narrative."

(Feb 3)

- 2004 -


Indisches Kino

Transcultural Anglophone Studies and Kino Achteinhalb präsentieren:

Awaara (Ray Kapoor, 1951)
30.Nov. -1.Dec. 2003

Ghare Baire (Satyajit Ray, 1984)
13. Dec.-15 Dec. 2003

"Satyajit Ray" Dokumentarfilm (Shyam Benegal, 1985)
16+17 Dec. 2003

Alapayyuthey (Mani Rathnam, 2000)
7.+8. Jan. 2004

Sometimes Happy Sometimes Sad (Karan Johar, 2001)
5.-8. Feb. 2004


- 2003 -

Guest Lecture: Mohan Ramanan (Hyderabad University)

"Gandhi and the Making of a Tradition". (May 28)


- 2002 -


Guest Lecture: Christian Mair  (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

"English as a World Language: Some Cost-Benefit Analyses". (Jul 11)

Guest Lecture: Sudhir Kakar (Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University) 

"Psychoanalysis and Eastern Spiritual Healing Traditions". (July 4)

- 2001 -

Guest Lecture: Makarand Paranjape(Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

"Aesthetics and Ideology: Criticism in Postcolonial Times". (Dec 18) 

Guest Lecture: Graham Huggan (Universität München)

"The Postcolonial Exotic: Marketing The Margins". (Dec. 13)