Graduate School Practices of Literature


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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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GSPoL Alumnus Publishes His Debut Novel

Congratulations to Dr. Boris Hoge-Benteler on publishing his first novel Sonnenstadt (2022) with kul-ja! publishing! Sonnenstadt deals with trauma and fear, the loss of relationships and disorientation as well as the search for beauty and plays with elements of the coming-of-age novel, the road novel and the thriller genre.

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Network Conference 2022

23 May 2022

At this year's network conference, the GSPoL offers exciting insights into current dissertation projects and career paths for academics with a PhD in literature. Alumni, students, university lecturers and the interested (university) public are cordially invited to attend this event. Further information on the program and registration can be found here.

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Lecture Series "Activism & Academia"

Monday 6-8PM, starting on May 9, 2022

This summer term, the GSPoL hosts a lecture series which focuses on "Activism & Academia." We invite all students, staff and guests to join us and participate in discussions on this important and timely topic. The program and further information are available on the website of the event. Please note that the lecture on May 2 has been rescheduled to June 13.

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Exhibit 'Eden? Plants between Science and Fiction'

The preparation of the exhibit 'Eden? Plants between Science and Fiction,' which will be on display from May 15 to 29, 2022, is in full swing. Information on the current status and progress of the project is available on the homepage of the exhibit as well as on Instagram and Twitter.