PhD position in early modern prose in English

A PhD position is offered for the DFG-funded research project Diachronic Narratology at the chair of Monika Fludernik (University of Freiburg). The post will initially be given for three years, but could be extended to a fourth year. The position will be filled in April 2020 or later.


Candidates should have completed their MA studies with honours and be qualified in the field of English literature in the period 1500 to 1750. The main task of the PhD candidate will be to contribute a chapter with an analysis of texts from the sixteenth or seventeenth century to a collected volume produced by the project and to write his/her PhD thesis on the same or similar texts. He or she will also be helping in the running of the project by doing bibliographical searches, proof reading, conference organisation and dealing with guests to the project. 


For further information on the project see the project website 


Applications are to be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik

Englisches Seminar

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

D-79085 Freiburg, Germany



Deadline: 10 December 2019



Applications should include:

a.Letter of application

b.A full cv (including a list of publications if relevant)

c.Copies of BA and MA certificates with grades (if applicable)

d.MA thesis (or an extract including the table of contents, the introduction and one chapter), submitted in Arial 12 point, double-spaced

e.Two letters of references, one at least from the MA thesis supervisor


Applications should be per email attachment AND IN PRINTOUT per snailmail. Interviews will take place in February 2020.