The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Dahlem Humanities Center of Freie Universität Berlin kindly announce 3 research fellowships in the framework of the research program:
Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship
For the academic year 2014-15 in Berlin. Applications must be submitted by 25 June 2014.
Zukunftsphilologie is a Berlin-based research program, which supports research in marginalized and undocumented textual practices and literary cultures with the aim of integrating texts and scholarly traditions from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as well as from Europe itself. The program takes as its point of departure the increasingly growing concern with the global significance of philology and the potential of philology to challenge exclusivist notions of the self and the canon. The program encourages research in the following areas: the genealogy and transformations of philological practice, philology’s place in the system of knowledge (e.g. its relation to science, theology, and jurisprudence), philology and the university, and philology and empire. For a detailed description of the program and its past and current activities, please visit www.zukunftsphilologie.de
Individual research projects should fall within the intellectual framework of Zukunftsphilologie. Projects should have a comparative perspective, whereby the plurality of textual practices, polyphonic textuality, and the trajectories and genealogies of philological traditions are explored. Research projects focusing on intellectual debates, polemics, correspondences, and transregional encounters are especially welcome. In revisiting important philological debates, the goal is not to merely evaluate the argumentative worth of these debates, but rather to reflect on the wider cultural and political context in which these debates emerged and how they have shaped our knowledge of the past. Moreover, an examination of philological debates will shed light on marginal philological traditions and undocumented intellectual positions as well as the ways in which canonical positions were consolidated and normalized.
Successful applicants will be fellows of the Dahlem Humanities Center at Freie Universität Berlin and the program Zukunftsphilologie at the Forum Transregionale Studien, and associate members of the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies. Through this association they will have access to an academic milieu of transregional, literary and philological studies as well as to libraries and other research facilities.
For further information, please take a look at the call: http://www.forum-transregionale-studien.de/fileadmin/pdf/zukunftsphilologie/ZP-Call_2014.pdf