Graduate Schools at the Faculty of Philology

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Graduate School Practices of Literature

The Graduate School Practices of Literature offers a structured PhD programme in Literary Studies. The joint research is centred on the relationship between literature/literary studies and society.
How to apply

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Research Training Group "Literary Form"

Starting with the dynamic concepts of form and model, this Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) explores three major subject areas: theories of form (history of concepts), practices of form (history of genres), and cultures of form (history of transfers).

The Faculty of Philology also participates in the Graduate School European Classics:

Graduate School European Classics [de]

The research focus at the Graduate School European Classics is the Classical age whose formative impact shaped all areas of intellectual life, including philosophy, religion, literature, language, art and politics. How to apply [de]

Former and elapsing Graduate Schools

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PhD Research Group "Literary Theory as Theory of Society"

Funded from 2012 to 2016

The PhD Research Group (Promotionskolleg) "Literary Theory as Theory of Society" offered a doctoral programme for all fields of literary studies. The programme was an independent Research Group of the Graduate School Practices of Literature, funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation.

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Funded from 2012 to 2015

The Europa-Kolleg was a literary Graduate School devoted to examining to what extent literature played a role in political controversy and how it could provide a crisis-plagued Europe with new ideas. The German Research Foundation (DFG) financed six doctoral positions at the Graduate School from 2012 to 2015.