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Ergebnisanzeige "Love and writing the queer self in Germany and beyond, University of Hull"
TitelLove and writing the queer self in Germany and beyond, University of Hull
BeschreibungTo celebrate the University's research successes, the University of Hull is offering, in an open competition, up to 80 full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarship or International Fees Bursaries. The below project is eligible for funding under this Scholarship scheme.

Closing date: 2nd February 2015

Studentships will start on 28th September 2015

Love is relational. All forms of love describe ways in which people relate to someone or something, be it love for a person we have chosen, love for parents, siblings or children, love for concepts (such as the nation), love for objects. Loving oneself is sometimes cited as the basic condition which would allow us to allow others. Other models of love speak of (re-) uniting the self with a (lost) other who completes us as a full being. These models of love presuppose that there is some site of the self which is secure enough to anchor love relations. However, radical (queer) theorisations of identity question our assumptions about selfhood and describe the self as precarious and in flux. How much of a fixed self must be in place to allow love to take place? Or is it love which creates the notion of my self in the first place? Is the idea of the queer self a contradiction in terms? And what role do the affects bound up with love play in all this?

In this research project a wide variety of fictional and “ego texts” such as autobiography, auto-fiction, and blog writing, which are produced in the context of radically queer, queer-feminist and anti-homonormative thought, will be examined in order to isolate the models of self and the models of love which they employ. Are there performances of the queer self and queer selfhood which take into account the relationality of love? What is the state of love and what is the state of the queer self in the twentieth- to twenty-first century? What new models of love and queer selfhood have been emerging in or have been enabled by our transcultural and digital age?

This research project will draw on German-language material or on a comparison between a German-language and an English-language corpus. It is essential that the successful applicant has excellent German-language skills.


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PersonName: Professor Michael Gratzke 
Funktion: Head of School 
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteraturwissenschaft; Genderforschung; Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Literatur nach 1945
Ediert von  H-Germanistik
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