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TitelPhD Scholarship in German Studies, University of Birmingham (October 2013)
BeschreibungApplications are invited from suitably qualified candidates in any area of German Studies for a fully-funded AHRC doctoral award in German Studies in the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham, UK.

The award, made under the AHRC Block Grant Partnership scheme, must be taken up on 1 October 2013, and will be held, subject to satisfactory progress, for a period of three years. The award covers fees and the prescribed maintenance rate (in 2012/13: £13,590 per annum).

Full guidance for applicants is available at Please note that this award is available to UK and EU nationals ONLY.

Applications (including submission of references) must be received via the online application system by 28 JANUARY 2013. Expressions of interest and informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Bill Dodd (, Dr Nicholas Martin (, or to an individual member of staff as prospective supervisor.

German Studies at Birmingham has an outstanding record of research and PhD supervision. You will be joining a vibrant postgraduate community in German (there are currently 10 doctoral students being supervised or co-supervised) and in modern languages.

Sixty percent of our research in German was ranked as of international standing or world-leading (3* or 4*) in the 2008 RAE exercise. Applications are welcome for research on any topic in German Studies, including research on individual authors and movements from the medieval period to the present, and on interdisciplinary topics. We have particular research strengths in the following areas:

- memory studies
- women’s writing
- gender and sexuality studies
- German and European film
- medieval and early modern literature and culture
- the German intellectual tradition
- Enlightenment, Sturm und Drang, Goethezeit
- literature and culture 1870-1914
- Nietzsche in German and European culture
- war and culture since 1870, especially the cultural legacy of the First World War
- Thomas Mann
- literature and culture in the National Socialist period
- inner and territorial exile in the National Socialist period
- the politics of remembering the Nazi past
- the GDR and its legacies
- the cultural impact of RAF terrorism
- textual editing
- translation studies
- linguistic and discourse analysis, linguistic criticism
- foreign language pedagogy.

There is also the possibility of joint supervision for interdisciplinary and comparative topics with e.g. History, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and the Institute of German Studies -

Potential applicants seeking supervisors are advised to visit the Staff, Research, and Postgraduate Study pages of our website at

Research in Modern Languages at Birmingham is integrated into a number of wider research clusters and centres which promote dialogue and interdisciplinarity across the spectrum of Arts and Humanities disciplines, including:

Memory Studies Group

Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity

Centre for War Studies

Sexuality and Gender Studies

Film and Television Studies

The Birmingham Eighteenth Century Centre

Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies

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Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Prof. Dr. William Dodd 
Funktion: Director of Postgraduate Studies 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Department of Modern Languages: German Studies 
Strasse/Postfach: University of Birmingham 
Postleitzahl: B15 2TT 
Stadt: Birmingham 
Telefon: +44 121 414 6185 
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