Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
Doctoral Research Fellowship in Comparative Literature
A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in Comparative Literature (Cognitive Literary Studies) is available at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo.
Proposals are invited for a doctorate project in the field of cognitive literary study. The doctorate project should be related to at least one of the following strands of research:
The successful candidate is expected to write his/her thesis in English.
The doctorate project will be related to the supervisor's work on embodiment and the eighteenth-century novel, cognitive narratology and/or the cognitive dimension of graphic narrative. There will also be the opportunity to embed the project into the existing research environments.
The person appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty's organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD. The successful candidate is expected to join the existing research milieu or network and contribute to its development. Read more about the doctoral degree.
The appointment is for a duration of three years. All PhD Candidates who submit their doctoral dissertation for assessment with a written recommendation from their supervisor within 3 years or 3 ½ years after the start of their PhD position, will be offered, respectively, a 12 or 6 month Completion Grant.
In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:
Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.
Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:
Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
Educational certificates, master theses and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.
Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo.
See also Guidelines for the application assessment process and appointments to research fellowships.
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