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Lecture Series: Ways of Water. Aquatic Poetics and Politics

Ways of Water. Aquatic Poetics and Politics

Water is not only an elemental force and a vital matter for all living beings but it is also a deeply poetic and symbolic substance with an enduring history in the human imagination. This lecture series will examine how water serves as both a physical backdrop and a symbolic motif in North American literature. Ranging from water’s pivotal role in struggles for environmental justice, the imagination of water futures to aesthetic and symbolic dimensions of water in poetic works this lecture series explores the many ways in which water shapes North American literature.

Jena: Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8, HS E028 (below Mensa) | Bremen: GW 2, B 2890

Organized by: Prof. Dr. Caroline Rosenthal and Prof. Dr. Kerstin Knopf

For more information see here.


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Lecture Series: Canadian Polylogue / Polylogue Canadien

Canadian Polylogue / Polylogue Canadien

A lecture series co-organized by the University of Warsaw and the University of Szczecin within the framework of Canadian Studies at the Faculty of Modern Languages at the University of Warsaw

Lectures will be held in hybrid/online mode.

On-site meetings will be held at the Faculty of Modern Languages, University of Warsaw, ul. Dobra 55, Warsaw (room numbers are provided separately for given lectures).

All lectures will be available online via Zoom. To receive a link to the meetings, please contact Dr. Weronika Suchacka ( or Dr. Michał Obszyński ( STUDIA KANADYJSKIE Wydział Neofilologii UW

For more information see programme.

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Openings: Doctoral Candidates at KU Eichstätt-Ingolstatt

Research Associate (Doctoral Candidate/Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d))

At the earliest from April 1, 2024, the DFG-funded research training group “Practicing Place: Sociocultural Practices and Epistemic Configurations“ invites applications for two part-time positions (75%) as research associate (doctoral candidate) to be filled for a limited period probably until March 31, 2027.

You can download the call for applications in German or  English for more information.Please send your application to until February 11, 2024.

The graduate school ‘Practicing Place’ at KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt researches the intersections, tensions, and dynamics of place and practice from a decidedly interdisciplinary perspective. Place and processes of (re-)placing have become central to a discussion of complex global interrelations, precisely at a time of growing transnational interdependencies and seemingly borderless communication networks. We suggest to think of place dynamically: that is, we will consider specific practices of placing and their concomitant epistemic configuration (such as comprehending, mapping, locating, imagining, writing, experiencing, and redefining places). The goal of the training group is to unpick the ‘how’ of places in relation to the situatedness of any and all practices. We encourage applications from across the disciplinary intersections of the humanities and social sciences and the successful candidates will pursue their own, independent dissertation project within the guiding framework of ‘Practicing Place’.

We Expect

  • Excellent master’s degree or equivalent
  • Development of an independent research project that is interdisciplinary and related to the key topics of the school
  • Members are required to participate in the structured study programme and in the events and activities of the Research Group
  • Very good spoken English language proficiency (office working language is English)
  • Doctorates will be carried out at the KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

We Offer

Within the research training group, we offer excellent conditions for early career researchers. These include:

  • An attractive research environment in the higher educational sector with supervision and mentorship from the professorial members, access to an excellent research infrastructure, and an international network
  • A structured training and study programme in support of the individual research projects and tailored to the needs of doctoral candidates
  • Opportunities for further academic career planning and development
  • Financial support of externships and stays abroad for the establishment and expansion of specialist, transdisciplinary networks on an international level

We require

Please include the following documents as a single pdf (in German or English):

  • Letter of motivation summarising your academic experience and interests, why you are personally suited for the program, and your prospective contribution to the school (no longer than 2 pages)
  • Proposal of the intended doctoral project that includes main research questions, methodology and theoretical approach (no longer than 10 pages)
  • CV, detailing your academic career to date
  • Copies of university degree certificates (if not in German language, we may request certified copies in the future)
  • Letter of recommendation from a university lecturer providing information on the applicant’s professional and methodological competence, suitability for the position and academic potential (no longer than two pages)
  • Writing sample from final thesis

The deadline for applications is February 11, 2024. Please send it to

Aktuelles Ausschreibungen Call for Papers

Apply Now: Indigenous Futurisms – Workshop with Chelsea Vowel 19.2.2024 Universität Wien

Workshop for PhD and advanced MA students

Date: February 19, 2024

Location: Helene-Richter-Saal, UniCampus, Hof 8, Department of English and American Studies

Chelsea Vowel, Métis writer from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta, is coming to the University of Vienna to offer a workshop on Indigenous Futurisms for MA and PhD students. Students interested in Indigenous futurisms and Indigenous speculative writing are encouraged to apply for this workshop, which will be an opportunity to receive critical input on their own work and to gain new perspectives on Indigenous theory and writing. The workshop will begin with an opening talk by Chelsea Vowel on the intersection between theory and fiction writing. Students will then have the opportunity to present their own work and get a response and feedback from our guest. To close, Chelsea Vowel will read from her recent short story collection Buffalo is the New Buffalo.

Please submit abstracts incl. project title (max. 300 words) and a short biographical note to by January 5, 2024. All applicants will be notified of their participation in the workshop by the beginning of January 2024.

Please find the full call for papers here.

Chelsea Vowel is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta, residing in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton). Parent to six children, she has a BEd, LLB, and MA. She is a Cree language instructor at the Faculty of Native studies at the University of Alberta. Chelsea is a public intellectual, writer, and educator whose work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination, and resurgence. Author of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada, she and her co-host Molly Swain produce the Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast Métis in Space, and co-founded the Métis in Space Land Trust. Her most recent work is the short story collection Buffalo is the New Buffalo, published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2022.

Organizers: Stefanie Schäfer, Markus Schwarz, Barbara Gföllner, Alexandra Ganser

Aktuelles GKS Veranstaltungen

45. Jahrestagung der GKS – Anmeldebeginn

Die 45. Jahrestagung der GKS mit dem Rahmenthema Borders – Migration – Mobility // Frontières – Migration – Mobilité findet vom 16. bis 18. Februar 2024 im Hotel am Badersee statt.

Sie können sich ab sofort und bis spätestens 31.12.2023 für die Teilnahme an der Konferenz registrieren. Das vorläufige Programm sowie das Anmeldeformular mit allen weiteren Informationen finden Sie hier auf unserer Website.

Wir würden uns sehr freuen, Sie zahlreich in Grainau begrüßen zu dürfen.