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TitelPhD funding opportunities in German Studies, University of Warwick
BeschreibungPhD funding opportunities in German Studies, University of Warwick

German Studies at the University of Warwick, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, invites applications to the university’s annual funding competition for doctoral students, for entry in 2016-17. We will happily consider applications from well-qualified native speakers of German with strong English skills. Please note, PhD theses can be written in German.

Outstanding candidates may be eligible to compete for:
• CADRE scholarships, for home/EU PhD applicants in the Arts (up to 17 available);
• Chancellor’s International scholarships, for non-EU PhD applicants (25 available);
• Wolfson scholarships for students embarking on PhD studies in History, Literature and Languages (3-4 available).

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures will select 10 candidates in total to nominate for these awards.

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Warwick offers our graduate students a buoyant research culture, with 56 students currently enrolled for PhDs in the School, alongside 10 Master’s students and 10 postdoctoral research fellows. Postgraduate researchers play a vital role in the research community, alongside postdoctoral researchers and academic staff of national and international renown. Details about current PhD students and their work can be found here: In the 2014 UK-wide Research Assessment, our research outputs were ranked 5th in the UK. The Times-Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 ranked French Studies, German Studies and Italian Studies in the top 3 departments in the UK, and Modern Languages at Warwick is ranked 33rd in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015). The University of Warwick itself has been declared University of the Year 2015 by the Times and Sunday Times newspapers.

German Studies at Warwick is renowned for its strong cultural studies profile, considering cultural production in the context of historical, social, and political developments. Research interests in the department range across the whole of the modern period, from the eighteenth-century Enlightenment to the present day, with notable areas of expertise in constructions of nation, gender and ethnicity, German Romanticism, the culture of the Weimar period, psychoanalysis, trauma theory, German-Jewish literature, antisemitism, cultures of memory, post-war poetry, diasporic cultures (film and literature), travel writing, post-war cinema (including East German cinema), Orientalism, Islam and East-West cultural differences within German traditions, as well as the role played by German speaking thinkers and practitioners in the development of the critical canon of cultural theory and film theory. For staff research interests please see and Details of research in Modern Languages and Cultures more generally are accessed via


Applications for a place on our PhD programme are open until September 2016; applications for one of our scholarships close, however, considerably earlier.
The application proceeds in two stages:

1) Applicants with excellent results in their BA and MA/Magister degree wishing to be supported for a scholarship should contact us informally as soon as possible for advice on the application process and to establish if we can offer supervision in your specific area of interest. Initially, we only need
(a) a brief outline of your project (ca. 1-3 p. – this can be a draft and only serves the purpose to give us a better sense of your plans),
(b) Information about your BA and (projected) MA results, and
(c) where applicable, information about your publications and any relevant work experience.

Please contact Dr. Christine Achinger, Director of Graduate Studies,, informally as soon as possible, by FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2015 at the latest.

2) If we decide to support your application, we will ask you to submit an application to the appropriate scholarship scheme. Please familiarise yourself with the parameters of these awards at:

The University’s application deadline for this year’s competition is 11:59pm (GMT) on Wednesday 13th January 2016; references are due shortly thereafter. Without prior communication with us before the 20 November 2015 deadline, we will however not be able to support your application.

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Achinger, Christine [Dr.] 
Funktion: Director of Graduate Studies 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: German Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Warwick 
Postleitzahl: CV4 7AL 
Stadt: Coventry 
Telefon: +44 (0)24 761 50388 
SchlüsselbegriffeSprache und Gesellschaft (Diskursanalyse, Ethnographie, Sprachkritik, Sprachplanung, Sprachpolitik); Literaturwissenschaft; Dramentheorie; Erzähltheorie; Genderforschung; Historische Semantik (Wissensgeschichte, Mentalitätsgeschichte, Ideengeschichte); Komparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Literatur 1770 - 1830; Literatur 1830 - 1880; Literatur 1880 - 1945; Literatur nach 1945; Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte; Literatursoziologie; Medien- u. Kommunikationsgeschichte (Hand-, Druckschrift, Film, Rundfunk, Computerspiel usw.); Theater (Aufführungspraxis)
Klassifikation01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft; 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft; 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte; 05.00.00 Deutsche Literaturgeschichte; 12.00.00 18. Jahrhundert; 13.00.00 Goethezeit; 14.00.00 Romantik; 15.00.00 19. Jahrhundert; 16.00.00 Jahrhundertwende (1880-1914); 17.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1914-1945); 18.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1945-1989); 19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart; 19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart > 19.13.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
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