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TitelFellowship Announcement, Goethe Studies, MA/PhD, McGill University, Canada
BeschreibungFellowship Announcement, Goethe Studies, MA/PhD

The Department of German Studies at McGill University is pleased to announce a two-year fellowship in the field of Goethe Studies. Open to both incoming MA and PhD students, the value of the award is $20,000 per year, which can be augmented through language instructorships. For PhD students, the fellowship can also be integrated into a multi-year package awarded at the time of admission.

The fellow’s activities will include research and training related to a rotating theme concerning Goethe’s life and work. This year’s theme is entitled, “Writing Life,” and will focus on the relationship in Goethe’s writing between the media technology of print, the genre of autobiography, and emerging theories of species and subjectivity. During the fellowship period, fellows will have the opportunity to:

Engage in research related to key issues concerning the Goethezeit, culminating in the production of two yearly research papers.

Receive training in how to conduct archival research and learn methodologies related to the study of book and print history.

Undertake a fully subsidized four-week research trip to Weimar, Germany, home of the Goethe Nationalmuseum, the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, and the Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv.

Attend an academic conference in North America via a travel subsidy to report one’s findings developed over the course of the fellowship and network with leading scholars in the field.

Have the opportunity to participate in interdepartmental and interuniversity collaborative research initiatives such as the Interacting with Print research group ( and the Project on European Cinemas ( among others.

Interested parties should send an initial letter of interest via email to Prof. Andrew Piper no later than Jan. 15, 2009 (to: The letter should outline in roughly two pages the reasons for your interest in the fellowship, your qualifications, and your ideas for your own future research related to the Goethezeit. Applicants are then requested to follow the standard admissions procedures of the Department, which can be found on our website ( The fellowship will be awarded upon formal admission to the Department. The deadline for all applications is Feb. 1.

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PersonName: Piper, Andrew [Prof.] 
Funktion: Kontakt 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Department of German Studies, McGill University 
BenutzerführungDeutsch; Englisch
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur 1770 - 1830
Klassifikation13.00.00 Goethezeit > 13.14.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
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