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The DFG-Research Training Group Globalization and Literature.
Representations, Transformations, Interventions established at
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München (Germany) invites applications
• 1 Postdoctoral Fellowship
starting in April, 2014, for up to 2 years. The contract with LMU
Munich is issued according to the tariff pay group TVL 13. Additional
funding for travel will also be available.
The 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 includes 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:
Applications (in English or German) are invited from highly-qualified
researchers. Applicants should have an excellent Ph.D. in literature.
The research project should contribute to the thematic focus of the
research training group. The outline of the research project should make
an explicit connection to the research profile of the group. Projects
that include the exploration of earlier historical periods are
particularly welcome. Experience in research organization is desirable.
Teaching and discussions will be bilingual, applicants must therefore
have an adequate comprehension level of both English and German, and
speak at least one of these languages fluently. Please provide some
evidence and/or documentation for your language competence.
Please apply electronically at:
- submitting the following documents (in pdf-format):
• outline of the research project (3,000 to 4,000 words)
• CV, including a detailed description of your academic career
• transcripts of all school and university diplomas
• references (two university professors)
• a sample chapter of your doctoral dissertation (ca. 4,000 words)
• list of publications
Deadline for applications: November 3, 2013
DFG-Graduiertenkolleg/Research Training Group 1733
Funktionen des Literarischen in Prozessen der Globalisierung/
Globalization and Literature