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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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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.


Information Event

29 October 2021 | 10am (sharp) | Zoom

Students of literature who are interested in doing a PhD are cordially invited to take part in our digital information event. External guests are also welcome.

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CfP - Vögel aus Federn: Verschriftlichungen des Vogels seit 1800 (Deadline: January 29, 2021)

May 7-8, 2021 | WWU Münster | Organized by members of the GSPoL and FB 09 Philology (German only)

Paper proposals for the conference Vögel aus Federn: Verschriftlichungen des Vogels seit 1800 can be submitted until January 29, 2021 (German only).  The event is organized by GSPoL members Manuel Förderer and Cristine Huck as well as Laura Reiling (German Department/FB 09 Philology, WWU Münster).

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Lecture Performance: Artistic Research (KV Leipzig)

Martina Kigle & Agnes Meyer-Brandis, 14. August 2020

We are happy to announce that the Kunstverein Leipzig invited our member and doctoral candidate Martina Kigle to present her dissertation project and to discuss "artistic research" with the Berlin artist Agnes Meyer-Brandis.

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Writing Retreat

In May 2019 and January 2020, doctoral students of the GSPoL organized a writing retreat. As a joint retreat into nature, the event was intended to promote concentrated writing and intensify the research and personal exchange among participants in different semesters and stages of their PhD research and from different disciplinary and national backgrounds.

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Workshop in Frankfurt

20th of November 2019

On November 20th 2019 the members of the GSPoL went on a field trip to Frankfurt to exchange views on career prospects for graduates of the literary studies with experts for (mediating) literature. The two-day event was initiated and planned with the help of our advisory committee member Dr. Sonja Vandenrath.

Reading Group Theory of Literature

To Resume in the Upcoming Winter Term

For the upcoming winter semester, some of our GSPoL graduate students again offer project groups, one of which is "Lesegruppe Literaturtheorie" (Reading Group Theory of Literature). All those interested (especially bachelor students) are cordially invited to attend!