Job Advertisement

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The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1391 “Andere Ästhetik” (“Different Aesthetics”) is a research network funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) which aims to arrive, by means of our interdisciplinary research programme, at a revised evaluation of the contribution made by pre-modern aesthetic acts and artefacts within the field of aesthetic research.

The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1391, research project no. C05 “The Aesthetics of Co-Creativity in Early Modern English Literature”, invites applications for a

PhD student position / Doctoral candidate / Research Assistant (m/f/d, 65%, E13 TV-L)

The position is available from 1 July 2019 and limited to 30 June 2023.

The full job advertisement can be viewed and downloaded here.

Applications are to be submitted by 23 June 2019.


New Collaborative Research Center to Examine Premodern Aesthetic Perspectives

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The German Research foundation has confirmed that it will fund the new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1391 “Andere Ästhetik” (“Different Aesthetics”) for an initial period of four years, starting on 1 July 2019, with a funding volume of eight million euros. We are happy to announce that our chair is part of two projects in the new CRC: C05 “The Aesthetics of Co-Creativity in Early Modern English Literature” and B06 “Features of Figures of Aesthetic Reflection: Systematic Annotation and Quantitative Analysis.”

You can read the full (German-language) press release from the University of Tuebingen here.

Announcement, Staff

A Heartfelt Welcome to Curtis Runstedler

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It is our pleasure to welcome Curtis Runstedler, Ph.D., to our chair. For this summer term, he will join us as a postdoctoral fellow. Mr. Runstedler specializes in late medieval and early modern literature, particularly the role of alchemy and exemplary narrative. He will also teach two seminars about these topics:

HS: The Classical and the Medieval in the Moral Universe of John Gower
PS II: Alchemical Imagery in Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature

Have these courses sparked your interest? You can find out more on our courses site and in this post from the English Seminar.