Nov 8, 2011

Intl PhD program in Literary Studies, Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies

The Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies is the only graduate school focusing solely on literary studies to have been successful in the "Excellence Initiative". It has as its aim the supervision of exceptional dissertation projects in the field of Literary Studies, examining European, American, Arabic and Asian literary texts, within the doctoral degree program "Literary Studies". The projects should be well grounded in theory and should adopt an
historical and/or inter- or transcultural approach. The program offers intensive and individual supervision of the thesis as well as coursework. Applicants must have a completed degree (M.A. or equivalent) with above-average grades in the humanities, preferably literary studies. German and English are the favoured working languages in the international doctoral program.

Doctoral candidates take part in activities which support them in their research within their individual disciplines, at the same time placing this research in an interdisciplinary context. These activities include:
* Research colloquia with renowned visiting academics
* Seminars on methodology and literary theory
* Courses and workshops in the field of transferable skills

The Graduate School will award up to 10 scholarships per year. Scholarships are awarded for a maximum duration of three years. It is possible to apply for admission to the program without applying for a scholarship at the same time. In these cases, the Graduate School may assist successful candidates in securing funding for the work on their dissertation.

Applications should be submitted by January 9th, 2012. The programme of study will begin in October 2012. Please submit the following documents: the completed application form (which can be found on the website), an outline of the dissertation project (8-10 pages); curriculum vitae; an outline of experience and list of qualifications relevant for the graduate programme (in German or English); a personal statement, giving the reasons for applying; certified copies of all degrees acquired; a sample of your academic work (e.g. a chapter of a Master's thesis,15-20 pages); two letters of recommendation; languages certificates, proving your knowledge of
German and/or English respectively.

Please send your application to the following address: Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Dr. Susanne Phillipps, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Further Information: s.phillipps@ fu-berlin. de, Tel.: (+49) 30 8385 2931

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