FMS II: Varieties of Science Narrative

Volkswagen Foundation funds new projects for Fiction Meets Science! DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE!

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.

SEEKING PhD CANDIDATES: Fully funded research fellowships

I. Narrating Science as a World-making Activity

For students in sociology, cultural studies, STS, media and communication studies, Asian studies, and related fields.

with Professor Anna-Katharina Hornidge at The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research and the University of Bremen

Students interested in an international perspective on science in society are invited to apply for a doctoral fellowship in an interdisciplinary project that examines the roles of different kinds of narratives (fictional and factual) about climate change in the political and policy-making spheres, with a focus on Southeast Asia.

Deadline: December 15, 2017 (may be extended)

Complete description and official call for applications available here.

II Understandings of Scientific Autonomy and Responsibility in Science Novels from Three National Variants of the Culture of Modernity 

check back in early December

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

check back in early December