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Post-graduate course in literary studies now inviting applications

Munich, 05/28/2008

Those interested in a doctoral program in Literary Studies at LMU Munich, beginning in the winter semester 2008/2009, are to submit applications by June 15, 2008. The multidisciplinary course provides a structured and research-oriented framework for the study of literature leading to a doctorate. The benefits of this internationally structured course are the demanding philological graduate classes, headed by two professors from different fields, combined individual and team mentoring, regular colloquia at which the dissertation projects are presented and discussed intensively, and the possibility to participate in symposia and the international summer school program “Fiction and the World”. In addition, students may attend presentation training and courses on research methods for doctorate candidates.

The doctoral program in Literary Studies is backed by all literature departments at LMU Munich. A multifaceted, networked spectrum of theoretical positions and methodology is provided by participating university lecturers. The interdisciplinary course structure aims to promote literary studies as a fundamental discipline within cultural and media science. In addition, multidisciplinary collaboration encourages interchange not only between diverse individual philological persuasions but also between different theoretical standpoints in the field of literary studies, and between major avenues of textual, media-related or theoretical research.

The prerequisite for a successful application is an above-average university degree in one of the subjects included in the doctoral degree course.

Further information about the program and the application procedure can be found on the home page for the doctoral program in Literary Studies:


Doctoral program in Literary Studies
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
Coordinator for Academic Studies: Brigitte Rath
Tel.: 089/2180 6292

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