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Nov 03 2014

PhD Fellowship in German/Comparative Literature and Digital Humanities

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We have just received notification of the following fellowship:

Special Ph.D. Fellowship in Comparative Literature or German and Digital Humanities as part of the Multi-University Partnership, “Text Mining the Novel”

Washington University in St. Louis
Application Deadline: January 15, 2015

This enhanced Ph.D. fellowship targets students with degrees in literature
or cultural studies and a demonstrated interest in digital humanities. The
recipient will be home-based in German or Comparative Literature and will
also be affiliated with Washington University’s Humanities Digital Workshop.
In addition to completing the regular course and teaching requirements for
the Ph.D. degree, the student will be an active particpant in all activities
related to the multi-university partnership, “Text Mining the Novel,” a
six-year research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada that involves nine universities across North

The ideal candidate will have a B.A. or M.A. in literature or a related
field as well as some exposure to methods of computational text analysis.
Programming skills and knowledge of statistics are desirable but not
required. The candidate should also have advanced proficiency in German and
excellent English.

Requirements and Support: Core course, language, and teaching requirements
are the same as those for the regular Ph.D. in German or Comparative
Literature. The student can expect to receive a full fee remission as well
as 4-5 years of fellowship support including summer support (approx. $28,000
total). In addition, collaboration on the grant will provide opportunities
for travel to conferences and workshops as well as the possibility of a
semester or more at one of the partner institutions.

For more information, please visit and our departmental
website: Questions can be directed to Professor
Matt Erlin:


Professor Erlin’s institutional address is as follows:

Matt Erlin
Professor of German
Chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Campus Box 1104
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

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