The Department of English and American Studies at the University of Paderborn is inviting applications for a four-year PhD position (starting 1 April 2015) in the research group “Digital and Cognitive Approaches to Graphic Literature”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and directed by Dr Alexander Dunst.
The successful applicant will pursue a PhD thesis that contributes to the development of an empirical narratology of multimedia texts and operationalizes core concepts of such a narratology for the digital analysis of graphic literature (comics and graphic novels). Applicants should hold a BA and MA in English or American Studies or the digital humanities and have prior experience in the annotation of literary or cultural texts (XML, TEI). Knowledge of German is not a requirement.
Please contact Alexander Dunst for informal enquiries and send applications (including a cover letter, CV, transcripts of first and second degrees, and a writing sample of 15-20 pages) in one pdf-file to email@example.com by 28 February.
For further information about the department, see: http://kw.uni-paderborn.de/institute-einrichtungen/institut-fuer-anglistik-und-amerikanistik/