Graduate School 'Practices of Literature'


The Graduate School Practices of Literature offers a structured doctoral programme in Literary Studies. The joint research is centred on the relationship between literature/literary studies and society. Additional focal points of our programme include theory of science as well as theory of literature and literary studies. Also, the programme addresses various issues for the professional application of literary expertise while enabling students to gain hands-on experience in career relevant non-academic environments. Thus, our programme’s mission is to link theory and practice through an interdisciplinary approach, treating them not as opposites but rather interdependent counterparts of a lively exchange.

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Lecture Series: Literary Concepts Post 2000

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This winter term, we cordially invite all PhD students and guests to attend our new lecture series. Five international guests will present and discuss their papers on concepts and developments that have shaped our understanding of literature in the new millennium. 

Cine Club Film Series I Winter 2017-2018

Every Tuesday | 8pm I German Department, VSH 11
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The GS PoL project group Cine Club would like to invite everyone interested to attend their new film series "Power." Every Tuesday at 8pm, the Cine Club meets at the German Department, room VSH 11 to screen and discuss a movie that deals with the issue of "Power."

Members Meet & Greet: Winter Term Kick-Off

Get-Together at Münster's Skulpturprojekte
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At a Skulpturprojekte-Tour, new and old members of the GSPoL were invited to come together and get to know each other. The GSPoL would like to give a big thanks to the PhD student's representatives for organizing the event. We are very excited for the start of the winter term with new and old faces and looking forward to productive exchanges! Find here some impressions of the event:

Strategic Planning Session: "Women* | Circus | Work | Gender"

Report from Zirkus|Wissenschaft 's conference "UpSideDown - Circus and Space"
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A strategic planning session on women* working in circus and circus studies took place at the conference UpSideDown - Circus and Space at June 30, 2017, organised from Zirkus|Wissenschaft, a project of PhD student Franziska Trapp. Initiater Franziska Trapp and workshop organizer Elisabeth Zimmermann are very happy about the productive exchange and interesting results and would like to address a special thanks to the equal opportunity's office of the WWU.