Globalization and Literature. Representations, Transformations, Interventions.
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 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 here (pdf, 408KB).
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.
The Program invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position for up to 2 years. Fellowships start April 1st, 2014.
Applications will be accepted from: October 1, 2013
Deadline for applications: November 3, 2013
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