CETRA Summer School 2017 (University of Leuven)

29th Research Summer School in Translation Studies
University of Leuven, campus Antwerp, Belgium
28 Aug – 8 Sep 2017      

CETRA Chair Professor:
LEO TAK-HUNG CHAN Lingnan University, Hong Kong

CETRA Staff

Elke Brems, Dirk Delabastita, Isabelle Delaere, Lieven D’hulst, Dilek Dizdar, Peter Flynn, Yves Gambier, Daniel Gile, Arnt Lykke Jakobsen, Reine Meylaerts, Franz Pöchhacker, Sara Ramos Pinto, Heidi Salaets, Christina Schäffner and Luc van Doorslaer

Basic activities and components of the Research Summer School:

  • Public Lectures by the CETRA Professor on key topics. A preliminary reading list will be provided and all topics are to be further developed in discussions
  • Theoretical-methodological seminars given by the CETRA staff. Basic reading materials will be made available in advance
  • Tutorials: individual discussions on participants’ research with the CETRA Professor and the CETRA staff
  • Workshops in small groups according to topic or methodology
  • Students’ papers: presentation of participants’ individual research projects followed by open discussion
  • Publication: each participant is invited to submit an article based on the presentation, to be refereed and published on the CETRA Digital Shelf

Second Application round

  • application deadline: 28 April, 2 pm CET
  • notification of acceptance: 5 May 2017

For further information:

 

 

 

 

Call for Papers – OU International Conference: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future

OU International Conference

The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future

25-26 January, 2018, Utrecht
Organised by: Open University of the Netherlands – Humanities Department

Theme description

Journalists, artists and scholars, among others, tend to refer to iconic events or images from the past in order to better understand present-day developments. For example, in the wake of the American elections media repeatedly referred to the iconic ‘years of crisis’ of the thirties of the last century. Also, they recalled George Orwell’s iconic depiction of a dystopian society from his novel 1984 to contextualize the use of ‘alternative facts’. In this respect, the icon functions as a cultural model that generates cultural meaning by connecting past and present. But the icon not only shapes our (collective) image of the present, nor does it merely re-evaluate our image of the past. It also opens up potential scenarios for the future – be it brilliant or gloomy.

The making of specific icons is a much-studied topic in cultural studies, literary studies, art history and even in the history of science. However, theoretical and/or synthesizing studies on how the icon functions as a cultural model from which we can learn how to act or perform in certain contexts are scarce. The conference ‘The Icon as Cultural Model’ wants to fill this gap.

First, it will do so by addressing different manifestations of the icon. Traditionally understood as a static visual image, the concept of the icon is also used to refer to:

a specific period (e.g. the thirties or sixties, the Enlightenment or Golden Age);
a specific place (e.g. Waterloo or Woodstock, cities like Amsterdam, Rome or New York, or imaginary places such as Orwell’s ‘Oceania’);
a specific person (e.g. Christ, Michelangelo, Mae West);
a specific phrase (such as Descartes’ ‘I think therefore I am’ or Clausewitz’ ‘War is the continuation of politics by other means’).
Static as the icon may be, its evaluation by different groups (artists, scholars, politicians) can change through time. Recently, scholars have shown an increased interest in phenomena linked to the theme of the icon: e.g. fan culture and celebrities, artists’ self-representation, cultural marketing, and processes of canonisation. This poses the question why at present the search, and explication of, cultural models appears to be so highly relevant. By posing this question the conference’s second aim is to encourage reflection on how the icon has functioned and still functions as a cultural model (and how it can be studied as such).

In addressing the icon as a cultural model the conference explicitly aims at bringing together scholars from various disciplines such as art history, literary studies, history and philosophy. In this way the conference wishes to offer room for joint interdisciplinary reflection on the question how the study of cultural models may contribute to our understanding of the dynamics of culture in general.

Paper submissions

We welcome abstracts for papers (20 minutes max. excluding discussion). Contributions can address, but are by no means limited to the following aspects:

How do periodical concepts like the ‘Golden Age’, ‘Enlightenment’ or ‘Renaissance’ function as icons? How does the evaluation of these concepts by artists and/or scholars change through time? And how can we study this shifting evaluation?
How do both general spatial notions such as the ‘city’ (as opposed to the ‘country’ or to ‘nature’) and specific places function as models for writers, philosophers and artists?
How do specific historical events become iconic? Who attributes power to these events? And how, why, and by whom are their cultural meanings rewritten?
How do artifacts such as novels, poems, paintings, sculptures, and films construct iconic images of the past and/or future? How can we study iconic representations within these artifacts?
How, and for whom, do certain phrases from philosophers, politicians or artists function as icons? What are the contexts that make phrases iconic?
How do specific historical persons function as icons in art, philosophy and scholarship? And how can we study these cases in the broader context of the study of cultural models?
Note: all papers’ conclusions should include a statement on how cultural icons may contribute to an increased understanding of the dynamics of culture in general.

Abstracts of papers consist of approx. 250 words and should include the name of the speaker, affiliation, full contact address (including email), the title, and the summary of the paper.

Deadline for abstracts is 1st of July, 2017.
A notification of acceptance will be sent no later than August 15th, 2017.

Abstracts can be sent to Marieke Winkler via iconsconference@ou.nl.

Papers will be selected for publishing in the conference proceedings.

Practical information

Organization: Humanities Department of the Open University, the Netherlands.
Conference location: Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Contact: Marieke Winkler via iconsconference@ou.nl.
Website: https://www.ou.nl/web/the-icon-as-cultural-model.

Vacature – Doctoraatsonderzoeker Singing Communities (UGent)

Doctoraatsonderzoeker Singing Communities: Dutch Political Songs and the Performance of National Identity (1775-1825)

Functieomschrijving

De vakgroep Letterkunde van de Universiteit Gent heeft voor 48 maanden een voltijdse betrekking vacant voor een promovendus. De aanwerving vindt plaats in het kader van een vierjarig onderzoeksproject op het terrein van de historische letterkunde en muziekwetenschap, gefinancierd door het Bijzonder Onderzoekfonds (BOF) van de Universiteit Gent, met als titel: Singing Communities: Dutch Political Songs and the Performance of National Identity (1775-1825).

De promovendus zal binnen dit project onderzoek doen naar de gemeenschapsvormende werking van het politieke lied in de Noordelijke Nederlanden omstreeks 1800. Het politieke lied werd in die periode een belangrijke functie toegedicht in het versterken van een nationale identiteit. Singing Communities onderzoekt die identiteit aan de hand van Nederlandse liederen uit de periode 1775-1825. Het richt zich met name op de mogelijke spanningen tussen het gewenste gemeenschapsvormende effect van de liederen op de zangers en de harde politieke realiteit van verdeeldheid en crisis. De volledige projectomschrijving is op te vragen bij Kornee van der Haven (Cornelis.vanderHaven@UGent.be).

Het bronnenmateriaal bestaat uit de liederen zelf, maar ook uit achtergrondmateriaal dat inzicht biedt in hoe het corpus gefunctioneerd heeft in een sociale context van bijvoorbeeld het gemeenschappelijk zingen van de liederen. Behalve de teksten van de liederen zal ook hun muziek bestudeerd worden. De promovendus moet daarom in staat zijn om een lied zowel tekstueel als muzikaal diepgaand te analyseren. Een achtergrond in de muziekwetenschap en/of de (Nederlandse) literatuurwetenschap is daarbij gewenst. Bij een muzikale achtergrond is een affiniteit met tekstanalyse een belangrijke voorwaarde, en omgekeerd vragen wij van een letterkundige kandidaat voldoende ervaring met en interesse voor de werking van muziek. De begeleiding van het project zal uitgevoerd worden door een promotor met een literatuurwetenschappelijke achtergrond (Kornee van der Haven, Universiteit Gent) en een promotor op het terrein van de muziekwetenschap (Isabella van Elferen, Kingston University London).

Functieprofiel

  • U bent in het bezit van een masterdiploma op het terrein van de taal- en letterkunde, muziek-, of literatuurwetenschap, of op het terrein van de geschiedenis, met cultuurgeschiedenis als zwaartepunt
  • U bent vertrouwd met de vroegmoderne West-Europese literatuur- en muziekgeschiedenis (en meer specifiek die van de Nederlanden), en/of op andere onderzoeksvelden relevant voor dit project (bijv. geschiedenis van het nationalisme en politieke bewegingen omstreeks 1800).
  • U bent vertrouwd met het gebruik van historisch bronnenmateriaal en de bijhorende wetenschappelijke methodologische kwesties.
  • U bent vertrouwd met de theorie en praktijk van een letterkundige analyse én muziekanalyse, of u bent bereid om u op dit punt bij te scholen.
  • U hebt een brede cultuurhistorische en interdisciplinaire belangstelling.
  • U beheerst het Nederlands op (bijna) moedertaalniveau.
  • De kandidaat is bereid een doctoraatsopleiding te volgen in de schoot van de Doctoral School of Arts, Humanities and Law (UGent).\

Ter bevordering van de diversiteit in de academische wereld moedigen wij vrouwen, personen met een migratieachtergrond en personen met een handicap of chronische ziekte in het bijzonder aan om zich kandidaat te stellen

De kandidaturen, met motivatiebrief, een voorstel van max. 2 pagina’s voor een ‘plan van aanpak’ (met enkele voorbeelden van te onderzoeken casussen) voor het uit te voeren project en een Curriculum Vitae (inclusief studieresultaten en een afschrift van het vereiste diploma), dienen ten laatste op 15 mei ingediend te worden t.a.v. Prof. Kornee van der Haven, Vakgroep Letterkunde, Nederlandse literatuur, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent en via mail naar beide promotoren (I.vanElferen@kingston.ac.uk en Cornelis.vanderHaven@UGent.be)

Na een voorselectie op basis van het CV zullen de geselecteerde kandidaten uitgenodigd worden voor een sollicitatiegesprek. De aanstelling zal starten op 01.09.2017

Meer informatie: http://www.letterkunde.ugent.be/en/SingingCommunitiesPhD

Call for Contributions: Caribbean Studies Seminar

3 May 2017
University of Amsterdam

The seminar seeks to offer a space for Caribbean thought that traditionally occupies the margins of Dutch academia. This space – created, appropriated, or decolonized – exists with the principle of plurality: the Caribbean as a site of multidisciplinary research. This one-day seminar will offer a meeting place and discussion forum for researchers in the field of Caribbean Studies working in the Netherlands, from Master’s and PhD students to postdocs and senior researchers. This seminar aims to bring these researchers together with the objectives to get to know each other (better), sharing knowledge on our common area of interest and shaping future research directions.

Proposals from Caribbean Studies researchers based in the Netherlands from all disciplines and subject areas are welcome. Considering their limited visibility in both Caribbean Studies and Dutch academia, we particularly encourage proposals that focus on (the study of) of the islands that have in common their history of Dutch colonialism: Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Statia, and St Maarten.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Past, Present and Future practices of Caribbean Studies in Dutch Academia
  • Processes of Autonomy, Decolonization and their relation to “Postcolonial” studies
  • Contextualizing the formerly Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean, i.e. in relation to the West Indies or Latinidad
  • Contextualizing the Antilles in Academia, i.e. in relation to institutions, knowledge practices and resources

You can sign up via the website https://relinkedrelayedrelated.tumblr.com/ before 10 April 2017.

 

The Decolonial Summer School

What does it mean to ‘Decolonize’ II?
On Education, Nature and Conviviality.

8 th Annual Decolonial Summer School
27 th of June – 13 th of July 2017

University College Roosevelt (Middelburg, The Netherlands)
Utrecht University Certificate (6 ECTS)
Register at the: Utrecht Summer School Website http://utrechtsummerschool.nl/

  • Walter Mignolo (Duke University) & Rolando Vázquez (UCR)
  • Jean Casimir (Haiti; State University of Haiti)
  • Maria Lugones (Argentina/US; State University of New York)
  • Gloria Wekker (The Netherlands/Suriname)
  • Madina Tlostanova (Russia/Sweden; Linköping University)
  • Fabian Barba (Ecuador; Busy Rocks)
  • Teresa María Díaz Nerio (Domenican Republic / The Netherlands)
  • Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark)
  • Rosalba Icaza (Mexico/ Institute of Social Studies, The Hague)
  • Patricia Kaersenhout (The Netherlands/Suriname)
  • Alanna Lockward (Dominican Republic/ Germany; Art Labour Archives)
  • Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (Rumania; IDEA Magazine)

The 8 th Middelburg Decolonial Summer School, 2017, will aim at shifting the geography of sensing and knowing to unlearn dominant forms of knowledge, and search for horizons of living in harmony (Sumak Kawsay) and conviviality. Being aware of learning through bodily senses opens up relations to the living universe that challenge the Western divide between “nature” and “culture”. . “Nature”, like race and sex, has been used in Western narratives to secure the position of Man, the overrepresentation of the Human as Sylvia Wynter’ convincingly argued. The separation of the human from earth has had enormous consequences. The environmental crisis is the most visible

The Summer School will confront the challenges to re-establish forms of relationality that make us all kin with the living earth (Pachamama, Mother Earth, Gaia). Overcoming the challenge would mean to generate understanding and praxis based on relationality rather than on objectivity and separation. To do so, it is necessary to delink from the hegemonic narrative of ‘nature’ as resource at the service of growth and development, in order to relink with earth.

The decolonial tasks of delinking and relating cannot be individually achieved they need to be done in conviviality. C onviviality requires building communal togetherness and engaging in decolonial conversations capable of changing the terms of the modern/colonial conversations (e.g., from beliefs and theories and education to imposed common sense).

To pursue our goals, we will focus on three themes: eating, healing and learning. Intellectuals from the humanities and social sciences as well as practicing artist will contribute to the conversation. The overall issue to be explored will be: a) what is the rhetoric of modernity in the spheres of food, education and health that keeps us trapped on what to eat, what to learn and how to heal; b) what is the hidden logic of coloniality; c) and what is decolonial horizon. Decolonially we are interested in mutual understanding of how colonial wounds (humiliations, disdain, dehumanization) are inflicted through food, health and education in order to engage in decolonial healing for living in plenitude.

REGISTER HERE:
https://www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/courses/social-sciences/what-does-it-mean-to-decolonize-ii-on-education-nature-and-conviviality

This Year we have no deadline admission will be on a rolling basis until the course is full. In cooperation with: The Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University

Decolonial Summer School: decolonialsummerschool.wordpress.com
What Decolonials Do: https://vimeo.com/83533482
Decolonial Thank You http://vimeo.com/36484325
Decolonial Voice Lending – Interview with Dr. Walter Mignolo http://vimeo.com/35820205

If you have questions please email us at summerschool@ucr.nl and decoloniality@ucr.nl

Flyer: 2017 Decolonial Summer School Middelburg

The Radboud Excellence Initiative is looking for postdocs and visiting professors

Radboud University has a special programme for excellent researchers wishing to visit this university: the Radboud Excellence Initiative. It aims to bring postdocs and well established professors to Radboud University to do research for maximally 18 months or 6 months, respectively. Twenty Fellowships and six Professorships are made available annually for the whole university. Only non-Dutch researchers who are based outside of the Netherlands can be nominated.

The Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and the Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS) are now looking for candidates who would like to be nominated. These candidates would work with the researchers listed here, who can act as nominators.

Are you interested in a Fellowship or Professorship with one of our nominators? Please send an e-mail before April 1st to Lisenka Fox containing:

  • your CV;
  • the name of the nominator you would like to join as a Fellow or Professor;
  • a short description of the type of research you would like to do (maximally one page).

If selected, you will be asked to provide a more extended description of your research plans, to fill out the nomination form, and to provide two reference letter before May 1st.

General information about the Radboud Excellence Initiative is available here.

For more specific information about a Fellowship or Professorship with CLS or HLCS, please contact Lisenka Fox: L.Fox@let.ru.nl.

Vacancy – Doctoral Research Fellowship in Comparative Literature (University of Oslo)

University of Oslo
Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Comparative Literature

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Comparative Literature (Cognitive Literary Studies) is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo.

Proposals are invited for a doctorate project in the field of cognitive literary study. The doctorate project should be related to at least one of the following strands of research:

  1. the historical dimension of cognitive literary study; in particular, cognitive approaches as applied to eighteenth-century literature (across Europe) and/or cognitive literary study as compared to literary theory pre-1900 which also has a cognitive interest
  2. expanding the notion of “cognitive” into the study of embodiment, emotions and experientiality in connection with literature
  3. the transmedial dimension of cognitive literary study; with particular reference to visual storytelling in graphic narrative, films, computer games or multimodal novels

The successful candidate is expected to write his/her thesis in English.

The doctorate project will be related to the supervisor’s work on embodiment and the eighteenth-century novel, cognitive narratology and/or the cognitive dimension of graphic narrative. There will also be the opportunity to embed the project into the existing research environments.

The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.

The appointment is for a duration of three years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent in Comparative Literature or any national literature. Candidates with MA degrees in drama, media studies, art history or psychology are also encouraged to apply, if their doctorate project relates to the strands of research outlined above. The Master’s Degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position.

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project’s scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to complete research training
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities

Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

We offer

  • salary level NOK 432 700 – 489 300, depending on  qualifications
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits

Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications)
  • Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university are advised to attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Project description, including a detailed progress plan for the project (3 – 5 pages, see Template for project descriptions)

Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo.

See also Guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

  • Region: Oslo
  • Job type: Contract
  • Working hours: Full-time
  • Working days: Day
  • Application deadline: 21 April 2017
  • Expected Start Date: 2017
  • Location: Oslo
  • Reference number: 2016/14317
  • Company homepage: http://www.hf.uio.no/ilos/

Contacts:

Administrative Head of Department Karina Kleiva
Telephone: +47 22856827

Project leader Karin Kukkonen
Telephone: +47 22854872

More information: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1743609/62046?iso=no

Mini-symposium – Forgiveness after Auschwitz?

Mini-symposium with Jonathan Druker

WEDNESDAY MARCH 15, 2017
PThU-zaal (1E24), 10.00-12.30

In the face of the Holocaust ‘forgiveness’ appears to be a forbidden and even dangerous word, because it might suggest that the ongoing trauma of the victims gets repressed. It seems that the ‘never forget’ is inseparable from the ‘never forgive’.

What is forgiveness? Who can(not) forgive? When is forgiveness (in)appropriate? How to speak about forgiveness theologically in the aftermath of a collective trau-ma like the Holocaust?

Jonathan Druker is Professor of Italian, Coordinator of the Italian section at Illinois State University where he also teaches Holocaust Literature and Film, and author of Primo Levi and Humanism after Auschwitz: Post-humanist Reflections (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). His current book project, The Irreversible and the Irrevo-cable: On Trauma, Time and History in Holocaust Writing, employs trauma theory to reread the works of multiple Holocaust survivors.

More info & registration: pthu.nl/actueel/agenda

Beyond Horizons – University of Groningen

Transmitting and Writing New Identities of Minorities and Migrants in Europe

Dates: 18 – 23 June 2017
Deadline for application: 1 May 2017

This summer school will examine the function and meaning of cultural transfer as an important tool to build sustainable societies. Special attention will be paid to minorities and migrants. During the introduction, the concepts of cultural transfer as well as the various definitions of ‘minorities’ and ‘migrants’ will be discussed and historically and politically contextualised.

We will then work on the notion of transculturality and introduce its impact on the global, political and cultural sphere. In order to show how transnational, transcultural and hybrid identities are conceived in theory and practice, we will present an Italo-African case study on cross-cultural settings.

Another example is the multicultural society. We will examine the concept of “écriture migrante” in Europe and beyond by studying its characteristics and its development from immigrant writing to transculturality.

We will also study the different ways of expressing the experience of exile and migration in contemporary Hispanic cultural production (with examples from literature, film and theatre) across different genres in the context of post-dictatorship in, for example Spain, Argentina and Chile.

We will continue by examining the language loss and revitalisation by minority and indigenous writers. Works of Sámi authors will be examined. Institutional, societal and individual levels will be considered, as well as gender.

Examples from  professional market sectors will be given during the course to illustrate transcultural patterns in daily life. The students will give presentations on the final day of the summer school.

More information
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Call for Applications – International PhD Programme Literary and Cultural Studies

Justus-Liebig-University Gießen 

The International PhD Programme “Literary and Cultural Studies” (IPP) at Justus Liebig University Giessen offers a three-year structured PhD-programme with an excellent research environment and intensive personal support. The IPP provides doctoral researchers with optimum conditions for their PhD-projects and custom-made preparation for the time thereafter, both with regard to academic and non-academic careers.

The IPP invites applications for one of

up to 12 PhD memberships

The programme period for new members begins on October 1, 2017. The IPP offers a clearly structured and research-oriented doctoral programme of high academic standard. Its curriculum is tailored to suit the needs of national and international postgraduate students and facilitates the completion of the doctoral degree within three years, while at the same time ensuring the academic quality of the PhD. Participating departments include English and American Studies, German Studies, Romance Studies, Slavic Studies, Comparative Literary Studies and Theatre Studies. The languages of instruction are English and German.

The IPP constitutes an international meeting point for postgraduate students and scholars of diverse academic backgrounds and has thus established a lively context for stimulating academic debates. It is committed to cutting-edge research in four key areas in the field of Literary and Cultural Studies: Literary and Cultural Theory, Genre Theory, Literary and Cultural Historiography, Comparative and Interdisciplinary Issues.

As a member of the IPP you are entitled to:

  • participate in the IPP’s curriculum and the GGK/GCSC study programme, which consists of a wide range of courses tailored to suit your needs, including bi-weekly graduate colloquia, workshops, master classes with top ranking international scholars as well as courses offered by the GGK/GCSC Career Service and the GCSC Teaching Centre;
  • apply for travel grants for research and conference trips;
  • receive support and guidance in all matters relating to the PhD throughout your membership;
  • benefit from excellent opportunities to gain international conference, publishing and teaching experience;
  • pursue independent research in the GGK research and working groups;
  • rely on expert scholarship advice, helping you to secure funding for your postgraduate studies.

Eligibility:

Applicants need to hold a university degree in literary or cultural studies with a G.P.A. well above average (international degrees must be equivalent to German ‘Diplom’, ‘Magister’, ‘Master’ or ‘Erstes Staatsexamen’ degrees). Only projects for which supervision can be offered within the departments at Justus Liebig University Giessen and which are relevant to the IPP profile can be considered. An international research perspective and/or international study experience are an advantage.

Application procedure and deadline:

The main selection criteria are the candidates’ academic qualifications, the academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project for the IPP’s research programme.

If you are interested in applying to the IPP, please submit the following documents:

  • a covering letter stating your motivation for applying to the IPP, addressing how your project fits with the IPP profile, and mentioning two potential supervisors at JLU
  • curriculum vitae with a detailed description of your academic profile
  • copies of all relevant school-leaving / university entrance certificates and university degree certificates (including transcripts of records)
  • a copy of your diploma/MA thesis
  • two letters of reference from a university teacher providing information about your academic qualifications
  • an outline of the dissertation project of no more than 10 pages as well as an indication of the time-frame envisaged for the completion of the project

The application deadline is February 1, 2017.
Deadline for affiliated network partners: February 26, 2017.

All applications have to be submitted via e-mail to ipp@ggk.uni-giessen.de. Please send all application documents as one pdf-file, titled <last name>_Application, IPP, 2017, and attach your diploma/MA thesis as a separate pdf-file, titled <last name>_thesis. Covering letters should be addressed to the academic director of the IPP:

Prof. Dr Ansgar Nünning
International PhD Programme (IPP) “Literary and Cultural Studies”
Giessen Graduate School for the Humanities (GGK)
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Alter Steinbacher Weg 38
35394 Giessen
Germany

For further information on how to apply please visit our website, http://ipp.uni-giessen.de, or contact us at ipp@ggk.uni-giessen.de.