III Asetel

Drama & Performance Studies. 
Theatre & Cinema as Arena at Migratory Crisis.
Granada (Spain) 8-17 September 2021 

New deadline: 3 September 2021

Regular registration deadline extended!

Teaching scenarios

The Doctoral School will take place in a double format:


We will pursue maximum in-class interaction -for students and faculty- adjusting to the framework established by the Rector’s Office (UGR) and health authorities.


In case health and safety conditions during the proposed dates do not allow in-class interaction, online learning will be allowed for one part of the faculty and the students.

Language requirements

The seminars and workshops led by guest foreign faculty will be held in English. Students are also expected to deliver a presentation on their current research project in English. All foreign students wishing to enroll in the School must possess a B2 level of both English and Spanish and hold official certificates of the Instituto Cervantes or a language certificate approved by the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Early Bird Deadline

22 August 2021 (extended)

Regular Deadline

3 September 2021

Social program

Cultural activities in Granada


Young students researching Literary Theory and Comparative Literature or other areas and disciplines related to Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies or Communication-oriented Social Sciences 

Main goals

Providing a high-level international doctoral training course for the network of doctoral programs linked through ASETEL-affiliated faculty.

Providing students with the opportunity of presenting an outline of their dissertation projects and receiving feedback from visiting chairs and tutors from ASETEL and the Granada International Graduate School doctoral programs.

Offering students the possibility of creating their own research networks by expanding their national and international contacts and boosting their academic prospects.

Providing career advice in the areas of literary theory, comparative literature and cultural studies as well as tailor-made publishing and dissemination tips on each doctoral project.


Program outline

Chair I: Erika Fischer-Lichte (Freie Universitat Berlin, DE)

Chair II: Rosalind Morris (Columbia Univ., EEUU)

Guest chair: Mieke Bal (Amsterdam University, NL)

Daniel Wetzel (stage director, Rimini Protokoll, DE)

Sara Molina (playwright and stage director, SP)

Emma Cox (Royal Holloway, Univ. of London, UK)

Anxo Abuín (Univ. Santiago Compostela, SP)

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The III Asetel International Summer School program includes several seminars from visiting chairs. This year’s edition will feature Erika Fischer-Lichte (Freie Universitat Berlin), Rosalind Morris (Columbia University) and guest chair Mieke Bal (Amsterdam Univ.).


The III Asetel International Summer School will host workshops held by both stage directors Sara Molina and Daniel Wetzel, as well as Emma Cox (Royal Holloway, Univ. of London).

Panels on research methodology

Our Summer School includes several panels on research methodology by specialists in the school’s theme area (UGR Doctoral School and ASETEL visiting faculty). 

PhD project presentation sessions and tutorials

In addition, the School will provide group and individual tutorials and PhD project presentation sessions, in which students will receive feedback from the guest faculty.

Social and cultural program

In-class students will have the opportunity of enjoying a rich social and cultural program which includes, among others, a welcome dinner, a guided visit to the Centro García Lorca, a literary walk through the Albaicín and a night tour of the Alhambra.


Erika Fischer-Lichte​

Freie Universitat Berlin
Chair I

Rosalind Morris​

Columbia Univ.
Chair II

Mieke Bal

Univ. Amsterdam
Guest chair

Daniel Wetzel

Stage director
Workshop II

Sara Molina​

Playwright and stage director
Workshop I

Emma Cox

Royal Holloway, London
Workshop III

Anxo Abuín

Univ. Santiago de Compostela
Plenary conference

Jan Baetens

KU Leuven
Nar-Trans 2 Research Project

Jordi Alberich-Pascual

Univ. Granada
Communicav Director
Professor in the Doctoral School in Humanities, Social and Legal Sciences (UGR)

José Manuel Marrero Henríquez

Univ. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
ASETEL Professor-Tutor​

Francisco Linares Alés

Univ. Granada
Professor in Doctoral Program in Languages, Texts and Contexts (UGR)

Mª Ángeles Rodríguez Alonso

Univ. de Granada
Methodological pills

María José Sánchez

Univ. Granada
Professor in the Doctoral School in Humanities, Social and Legal Sciences (UGR)

Domingo Sánchez-Mesa

Univ. Granada
ASETEL President
Professor in the Doctoral School in Humanities, Social and Legal Sciences (UGR)

Mario de la Torre Espinosa

Univ. Granada
ASETEL Professor-Tutor


María José Sánchez Montes (UGR) and Domingo Sánchez-Mesa Martínez (UGR).
Coordinator: Mario de la Torre (UGR).

Organizing committee

José Manuel Ruiz Martínez, Mª Ángeles Rodríguez Alonso, Antonio Alías, Andrea Kaiser, Alba Torrebajano, Miguel Olea, Sarai Adarve, Tomás Espino, Nieves Rosendo, Juan José Balaguer.

Research units

Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences, ASETEL (Asociación Española de Teoría de la Literatura), MIGRIMAGE Erasmus+ Project, PAIDI Groups «Teoría de la literatura y sus aplicaciones» and «ComuniCAV». Facultad de Comunicación y Documentación, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras.


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