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[ecrea] Call for applications: PhD or postdoctoral research fellow

Wed Jul 04 07:29:34 GMT 2018

The interdisciplinary *Fiction Meets Science Program* in northwestern Germany has a new opening for a Ph.D. /or/ post-doctoral research fellow in a project that focuses on the transcultural mobility of scientists and science in the contemporary Anglophone science novel.


FMS II: Varieties of Science Narrative
11 Dec 2017
Volkswagen Foundation funds new projects for Fiction Meets Science!


The new projects will focus on narratives that explore and reflect the global dimensions and diverse regional contexts of science. Here we also expand our purview beyond literary fiction to take a comparative look at science narratives in a variety of media and forms of fiction and non-fiction, such as feature film and TV series, theater, documentary and print journalism.

Ph.D. and Post-doctoral Fellowships: Call for Applicants

The positions are based at the cooperating FMS universities and institutions, all located within an hour of each other in northwestern Germany. Applicants should have backgrounds in sociology, literature studies, cultural studies, STS, media and communication studies, environmental studies, Asian studies, or a related field. 1.Transcultural Mobility of Scientists and Science in the Contemporary Anglophone Science Novel

The Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, invites applications for a three-year doctoral or post-doctoral research position.

Advisor: Anton Kirchhofer, Professor of English Literature in the Institute for British and American Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Oldenburg and a co-director of Fiction Meets Science.

Deadline: July 12, 2018

Details and official call for applications:

2. Science in Post-colonial Speculative Fiction: Nature/Politics/Economies Reimagined

This project examines the contemporary rise of utopian/dystopian postcolonial speculative fiction and asks how a focus on the “Global South” is influencing imaginings of future societies and the role of science at the nexus of nature, politics, and economics. Research will consider how cultural products that imagine future societies can be read as social critique and related to sociological knowledge. Project language is English; knowledge of German would be a welcome asset, but is not required.

Advisor: Sina Farzin, Assistant Professor for Social Theory in the Institute for Sociology at the University of Hamburg and a co-director of Fiction Meets Science.


This position will be re-opened for applications in July. Check back or contact Sina Farzin for the official call.
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