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Professorship (W2) for international literature and reading cultures, JGU Mainz

JGU Mainz is seeking to fill a tenured professorship (salary scale W2) for international literature and reading cultures as soon as possible. Please find the full English-language job advert here.

2 PhD positions in DFG project on “Scalable reading”

Im DFG-finanzierten Projekt „Scalable Reading von ‚Gesammelten Werken‘ des 18. Jahrhunderts, exemplarisch durchgeführt an Friedrich-von-Hagedorn-Werkausgaben“, sind zwei Promotionsstellen (TV-L E 13, 65%) ab sofort für drei Jahre zu besetzen. Das Projekt untersucht in einer Kombination aus literaturwissenschaftlichen, buchgeschichtlichen und Digital-Humanities-Zugängen den Buchtypus der Gesammelten Werke, der Autorschaftsvorstellungen ebenso wie Kanonisierungsprozesse entscheidend mitgeprägt hat. Dabei soll […]

CfP: Summer School Literature Data and Digital Literature (July/August 2023)

We are happy to share the CfP for an international summer school of the Marbach Weimar Wolfenbüttel Research Associationin partnership with the project textklang (University of Stuttgart). More details can be found here.

New publication: Ingo Berensmeyer: A Short Media History of English Literature (Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter, 2022)

This new book which is relevant to our readers and followers was published in August 2022. The author is Ingo Berensmeyer from LMU Munich. The book “focuses on literature as a changing combination of material and immaterial features” (according to its blurb) and is fully open access here.

CfP: Shakespeare Jahrbuch – special issue “Shakespeare and Libraries”

The 2024 volume of Shakespeare Jahrbuch will be a special issue on ‘Shakespeare’s Libraries’. The editorial board invites contributions on related themes, concepts and debates, from a variety of perspectives, in particular on the material afterlife of Shakespeare’s work in editions, collections and libraries through the ages. Contributions with a contemporary or historical perspective are equally welcome. More […]

New publication: Sarah Maaß/Dennis Boghardt: Der Wert der Preise – Valorisierungsdynamik in der deutschen Literaturpreislandschaft 1990-2019 (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2022)

The large-scale research project at the University of Duisburg-Essen on literary prizes in the German-language area, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 2017 to 2021, has drawn to a close. In addition to an edited volume reviewed here two years ago, the research group has now published another major output, an expansive monograph […]

New Publication: Helmut Hilz: Geschichte des Buches. Von der Alten Welt bis zur Gegenwart (München: C.H. Beck 2022)

In this volume, Helmut Hilz, the director of the library of the “Deutsches Museum” in Munich, offers an overview of the history of the book: starting with the question of what a book actually is, the first written documents in the Near East and antiquity, the development of manuscripts and book printing over the centuries, […]

13 Funded PhD Positions (Late Medieval/Early Modern Book Studies) in the MSCA Doctoral Network REBPAF

We are delighted to share this opportunity with our readers and network members; please share widely! ‘Re-mediating the Early Book: Pasts and Futures’ (REBPAF) is a European Commission-funded MSCA Doctoral Network that will support 13 PhD researchers undertaking projects on late medieval and early modern books. These PhD researchers will be spread across the following institutions: University of […]

CfP: Interdisziplinäres Seminar der Nachwuchsforschenden des CIERA – Interdisciplinary Seminar of Young Researchers (23 January 2023, Paris)

On 20 January 2023, the Centre interdisciplinaire d’études et de recherches sur l’Allemagne (CIERA) will hold a Franco-German workshop entitled “Interdisziplinäres Seminar der Nachwuchsforschenden des CIERA – Interdisciplinary Seminar of Young Researchers“. It is directed at master’s students and doctoral candidates doing Franco-German research in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the workshop […]

New Publication: Steffen Martus/Carlos Spoerhase: Geistesarbeit. Eine Praxeologie der Geisteswissenschaften (Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag 2022)

In their monograph, Martus and Spoerhase discuss what distinguishes the practice(s) of the humanities from other scholarly fields. They examine rules, theories and spaces of practice and explain what research, teaching and administration actually mean in everyday academic life. In this way, they offer a new perspective on the humanities and the labor involved in […]