Wiss. Employee (Praedoc) in Institute of German and Dutch Philology
Free University of Berlin, Department of Philosophy and Humanities

Department of Philosophy and Humanities - Institute of German and Dutch Philology


Wiss. Employee (Praedoc) (m / w / d) with 65% -participation for a limited period until 30.06.2023 (project end) Salary group 13 TV-L FU Identification: SFB1171-TPA03-WiMi


Application deadline: 26.08.2019


The literary-scientific subproject "Divided Emotions" examines drafts of belonging in transcultural contemporary Berlin literature and views them as a critical examination of the plurality of social coexistence. Language is constitutive of feelings of belonging and often becomes an object of its own in multilingual, transcultural texts, but it also determines the forms of literary reflection and criticism in its dialogicity. Following on from Bachtin, the double semantics of "sharing" emphasizes the affective dynamics that make language a dialogical and relational event. In this sense, feelings as part of communicative processes are always shared feelings. The subproject investigates Berlin literature with a view to concrete places, ways of life and institutions; Starting point is the assumption that drafts of belonging are always historically, spatially and socially situated. As part of the project, a dissertation project on 'transcultural Berlin literature since 1989/90' is to be developed and carried out.


- Participation in the outlined TP in the context of SFB 1171 "Affective Societies - Dynamics of Living Together in Moving Worlds"; Continuous participation in thematic working groups of the Collaborative 
Research Center and in the TP Leader Team - Development of a separate research project (dissertation) in the context of the third-party funded subproject with a focus on Transcultural Berlin Literature since 1989/90 
- further information at http: //www.sfb -affective-societies.de/


University degree (Master or Magister) in modern German literature or general and comparative literature.


- focus on contemporary literature, very good knowledge and interests in the field of literary and cultural theory 
- examination of Berlin literature; possibly also metropolitan literature 
- interest in multilingualism, transculturality and gender research, readiness for interdisciplinary cooperation 
- very good knowledge of English, further foreign languages welcome 
- safe handling of PC and Internet / social media (interest in e-learning, SFB blog, etc.)


additional Information

Applications must be sent by e-mail with meaningful documents stating the identifier in PDF format (preferably as a document) to Prof. Dr. med. Anne Fleig: rebecca.david@fu-berlin.de or by mail to the


Free University of Berlin

Department of Philosophy and Humanities

Institute of German and Dutch Philology

Mrs. Prof. dr. Anne Fleig

Habelschwerdter Allee 45

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)


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