The DFG-Research Training Group Globalization and Literature. Representations, Transformations, Interventions established at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München (Germany) invites applications for a 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: https://www.graduatecenter-lmu.de/global/
Deadline for applications: November 3, 2013