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.

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

Please check the website in late July for a new call for applications in this project. Do not contact us before the call for applications is posted.