Events

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Guest Lecture with Dr. Christina Neuwirth: What my novel taught me about my thesis

24 October 2023 | 6-8 PM | S 1 (Schloss)

In this lecture, the researcher and novelist Dr. Christina Neuwirth will draw on the experience of writing in different forms and for different audiences, broadening out to introduce the work of other writers and scholars who have drawn on scholarly and creative techniques, to argue for playful, boundary-blurring approaches to academic writing. Everyone interested is welcome to join this event!

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Guest Lecture: The Dramaturgy of Contemporary Politics with Prof. Dr. Luciana Villas Bôas

20 June 2023 | 4-6 PM | English Department, room 24

Drawing on Shakespeare’s and Hobbes’ work on the intrinsic theatricality of power, Luciana Villas Bôas (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/Universidade de São Paulo) will talk about Lula’s presidential inauguration and the storming of the esplanade as two recent events that have changed the way we relate to the foundations and the future of democracy. 

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Workshop: The American Academic Job Market with Eugenie Brinkema (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

9 May 2023 | 10 AM -16 PM | English Department, Room 203

The international job market offers great opportunities for early-career researchers, but it often works according to different rules than the German system. In this workshop, participants will gain an insight into academic application processes in the US, with a focus on early-career positions in the humanities (assistant professorships).

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Workshop: The Novel in a Postfictional Age with Timothy Bewes

16 June 2023 | 10AM - 3PM | English Department, Room 203

This workshop engages with Prof. Bewes’s latest book, Free Indirect: The Novel in a Postfictional Age (Columbia University Press, 2022), which shakes the grounds on which the theory of the novel has long been standing and offers new ways of seeing and engaging with literature.

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Guest lecture: Multiplicities of Silence with Prof. William Watkin (Brunel University)

11 January 2023 | 6-8PM | Lecture Hall JO1 (Johannisstr. 4)

Sigetics is the name for the philosophy of silence. It is concerned with what philosophers cannot say or name. As such it constitutes the outside of philosophy that thinkers need to make their various systems consistent. In his brief history of sigetics, Prof. Watkin visits the quiet cells and still offices of many thinkers and asks if their multiplicities of silences might be less a limit to philosophy, than a mute indication of its future.

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Public Lecture: Introduction to Public Writing with Irina Dumitrescu

17 November 2022 | 4-6PM | S1 (Schloss)

Scholars who write for a general audience need to familiarize themselves with new genres, writing styles, and outlets that are very different from academic publishing. Our guest lecturer Prof. Dr. Irina Dumitrescu (University of Bonn) will give us a first-hand inside into public writing, scrutinize its pros and cons, and share practical tips for newcomers in the field.

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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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Summer School 2022 Tacet Ad Libitum! The Poetics and Politics of Silence

The Summer School will open with the Münster Lectures which seek to combine the merits of theoretical and literary insight of renowned scholars, prominent writers, and cultural activists to discuss current debates, both scholastic and social.
The Münster Lectures are open to doctoral candidates, post-doc researchers, humanities students, and the general public. The Münster Lectures aim to strengthen not only the interdisciplinary exchange among members of the university, but also bridges the gap between the university and the city of Münster.

On July 27, the participants of the summer school will be asked to present their work-in progress on the topic. The conferences will be divided in three panels: theory, poetics and politics, which will be moderated by two speakers each.
The call for abstracts is now closed. We are not accepting any paper presentations.
We welcome you to register as a regular participant. (Spaces are limited)

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Digital Networking Event 2021

June 25, 2021 | 10.30 am

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.