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PhD position in literary studies/post-Yugoslav literature at U of Oslo

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    Mary Arnstein

    Fully-funded PhD position in literary studies/post-Yugoslav literature at the University of Oslo Research topic: the translingual writings of the post-Yugoslav diaspora

    Deadline: 1 February 2021

    To apply, please use the following link:

    The successful applicant is expected to investigate the translingual writings (across genres) of the post-Yugoslav diaspora. Proposals for the position should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary theoretical developments in literary studies, imaginative autobiographic writing, translation studies and/or bilingualism studies and psycholinguistics. Proposals could be designed either as a comparative study focusing on a selection of writers residing in the US, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, or focus primarily on the Scandinavian context. Proposals with a strong comparative approach may be given preference. Proposals using a hybrid method e.g. combining textual analysis with interviews with authors, or in other ways combining methods from literary studies with methods from linguistics are encouraged. Eligibility:- A Master’s degree or equivalent in Literary Studies or in Slavic and East European Studies.- Fluent oral and written skills in English and working knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Working knowledge of German or a Scandinavian language is a plus. Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

    Expected starting date: 1 September 2021

    Contact: Stijn Vervaet (

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