Das Wissen der Literatur

HumanitiesLanguages and literature

The PhD-Net Das Wissen der Literatur is a binational doctoral program, hosted by the Institut für deutsche Literatur at HU. The program closely collaborates with the Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley, the Department of German at Princeton University, and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University in the USA.

The program’s working languages are German and English.


The PhD-Net offers German and international doctoral candidates a stimulating environment for cooperative research, work, and discussion as well as a structured curriculum that ranges from coursework to subject-specific classes and methodological training.

Doctoral candidates study for up to two terms abroad at the partner institutions. During that time they participate in a specific teaching program while being supervised by an international faculty member. Besides six German candidates, the PhD-Net accepts six international doctoral candidates (from the US partner institutions) into its program each year. The focus on the relationship between knowledge and literature responds to recent methodological considerations in literary studies and forms the basis for the doctoral exchange and the joint academic instruction and supervision of the doctoral projects. The PhD-Net is part of Humboldt Graduate School.

doctoral programme Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

deutsche Literatur, german literature

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Joseph Vogl
Coordinator: Veronika Thanner
HU Berlin
Philosophische Fakultät II
Institut für deutsche Literatur
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 20939701
E-mail: v.thanner@hu-berlin.de
Web: http://www.das-wissen-der-literatur.de/index.php?setlang=en
Deadlines: calls and deadlines vary
Places: 6 per year
Scholarships: none