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PhD Scholarship: Call for Applications for International Students

Application deadline: May 31, 2019

In cooperation with the DAAD, the Department of Philology at the Westfälische Wilhelms-University in Münster is offering a scholarship for interested and qualified international doctoral candidates in the area of literary studies starting October 1, 2019.

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Textpraxis #14 published!

Textpraxis. Digitales Journal for Philology. The Open Access publication media of the GSPoL

The fourteenth issue of Textpraxis. Digital Journal for Philology was released on November 1st! Nicole M. Mueller discusses the posibilities of a digital literature research based on japanese Thomas-Mann-Translations. Silja Wendt shows, how intermediality causes the performative character of the Sherlock series. Ted Underwood interviews Cosima Mettner and talks about the relevance of digital methods in literary analyzes.

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Members Meet & Greet: Winter Term Kick-Off

Get-Together at Münster's Skulpturprojekte

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:

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

Report from Zirkus|Wissenschaft 's conference "UpSideDown - Circus and Space"

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.

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Productive Colloquium in the Summer Term of 2017

The colloquium of the GSPoL took place on June 1st and 2nd as a compact workshop. The GSPoL was very pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Lut Missinne (Dutch Literature) und Prof. Dr. Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf (German Literature), and, in addition, various international guests who participated in the discussion of PhD theses and thus enriched the very productive GSPoL colloquium! A big thank you to all participants!

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Textpraxis #13 published!

Textpraxis. Digitales Journal for Philology. The Open Access publication media of the GSPoL

The thirtheenth issue of Textpraxis. Digital Journal for Philology was released on May 1st!

Jennifer Clare tests a synthesis of Stephen Greenblatt and Rüdiger Campe’s text-context approaches to literature in her analysis of Bernward Vesper’s Die Reise, Vanessa Hannesschläger investigates the concrete poetry movement as a ‘European project’, and Hannes Höfer deals with intermediality in literary representations of jazz music.


Call for Abstracts - TEXTPRAXIS. Digitales Journal für Philologie - Issue 14

Articles must be submitted by April 1st, 2017

TEXTPRAXIS is seeking articles for its thirteenth issue. If you wish to contribute, please submit your abstracts (max. 500 words) by April 1st, 2017.

TEXTPRAXIS publishes articles in literary and cultural studies within the following areas: “Literature and Society,” “Theories of Literary Study,” and “Literary Studies and Praxis.” Articles from any philological discipline are welcome.

All articles published by TEXTPRAXIS are open access and reviewed.


Considering a PhD in Literary Studies?

Wednesday 8th February 2017 | 12.00 s.t. | IDN 3.06

The GS PoL is pleased to announce a short workshop, offering a briefing for students considering a PhD in literary studies at the WWU. The event will provide information on where and how to begin your application and planning for a dissertation and gives an introduction on the work of the Graduate School 'Practices of Literature'.