The German Graduate Program at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for PhD fellowships.
Application Deadline: January 9.
All admitted students receive full funding (including a fellowship of ca. $ 29,000 per year) for up to five years.
The German program at the Johns Hopkins University is among the most distinguished in North America. It has been a leading force in literary criticism and is internationally recognized for its strength in German and Yiddish literature from the Enlightenment to the present as well as interdisciplinary approaches to the humanities. Since the 1980s, the faculty members have spearheaded efforts to study the interface of literature with philosophy, psychoanalysis, religion, science, gender studies, and new media.
The coursework and exams are designed to give students a broad background in German literature and thought from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries. The courses also introduce students to major developments in aesthetics, literary theory, intellectual history, and cultural studies. The research interests of the faculty allow for a special emphasis on comparative literary studies. Teacher training and practice teaching are an essential part of the graduate program. Graduate students in German teach three of their five years in the program. Students who have successfully fulfilled their course requirements are encouraged to go abroad to conduct dissertation research. Fellowship funding continues while the student is abroad. In addition, the German program offers numerous summer fellowships for students to conduct research abroad.
Because of strong interdisciplinary cooperation at Johns Hopkins, students enjoy the ability to work with faculty in other departments. In addition to its own distinguished faculty, the program hosts regular visitors from European universities and has exchange programs with several universities in Germany.
Recent graduates of the PhD program in German have received appointments at Brown, Cornell, CU Boulder, Harvard, McGill, NYU, and Tufts.
Please visit our web site for more information on the application process: http://grll.jhu.edu/admissions/
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