The International Doctoral Program (IDP) MIMESIS is dedicated to innovative doctoral research in the fields of literature and the arts, with special emphasis on historical, theoretical and transdisciplinary perspectives. It will enable cooperation between research projects in literature, theatre, performance, music, film studies, architecture and the visual arts, offering both a forum and a framework in which interests drawn from any one of these areas enter into a dialogue with other areas in the wider spectrum of creative engagements.
Its research program is framed by the term mimesis, a key concept throughout the history of the arts, right up to the most recent developments in critical and cultural theory. MIMESIS offers a structured program of doctoral study combining seminars, workshops, lecture series and master classes. In addition internships with leading cultural institutions and at partner universities will be integrated into the study program.
The applicants should hold an excellent/above average master’s degree or equivalent in literature, art history, theatre or film studies or related subjects.
The outline of the research project should show an explicit connection to the research profile of the program (i.e. mimesis).
The positions will be granted for 2 years with the possibility of renewal for one more year.
Applicants should be prepared to take up residence in Munich.
German and English are the favoured working languages in the International Doctoral Program. Proficiency in both languages is required.
The application must be submitted online using the application tool on this website:
For further information please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
MIMESIS, Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts
at LMU Munich funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria
5-8 doctoral positions (E13 TV-L, 66%)
starting 1 April 2017
Deadline for application: 1 November 2016.