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7 Doctoral Fellowship in literary studies (Germany)

Drapeau AllemagneDFG Research Training Group Globalization and Literature. Representations, Transformations,  InterventionsDFG Research Training Group Globalization and Literature. Representations, Transformations,  InterventionsThe DFG Research Training Group sets out to examine the function of literature in processes of globalization from a broad historical perspective, ranging from antiquity to the present day. Research interests focus on the question of how literature may be both a product and an active generator or producer of the cultural, economic, and political dynamics, collectively described as globalization.

Researchers work in close consultation with a group of supervisors whose fields of competence include literature written in English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and other languages.
The study program, including critical theory and theories of globalization, is designed to provide a forum for intense exchange between fellows, professors, and visiting scholars from the fields of both literary studies and social studies.
A more detailed account of the research program (in German) can be found at:

Start: October 2013

Length: 36 months

Working Language: English, German

Language of the Doctoral Thesis: English, German

Subject Requirements (Qualification)

Applications (in English or German) are invited from highly-qualified graduate students. Applicants should have a university degree equivalent to Master level in literature, with a G.P.A. above the average. In exceptional cases, admission is possible on the basis of a B.A. (honours).Their research projects should contribute to the thematic focus of the research training group. Projects that include the exploration of earlier historical periods are particularly welcome.

Compulsory Attachments

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of university degree
  • High school diploma
  • Exposé of doctoral project
  • selected chapter of theses (ca. 4.000 words)
  • recommendations of 2 professors
  • publication list (if available)

University / Organisation

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
80539 München

Faculty / Institute
DFG Research Training Group « Globalization and Literature: Representations, Transformations, Interventions »

Coordinator / Supervisor of the Doctoral Thesis
Herr Prof. Dr. Robert Stockhammer

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