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Remembering the City of Life - Belgium  

KU Leuven (company)


Posted on : 08 March 2017

Project Description

  • Candidates hold an MA in literary studies (major in Italian) or Italian studies (major in literature), have a near-native competency in Italian and a high level of proficiency in English.
  • We expect candidates to have strong research interests in literature of the Modernist period, and in particular in the relationship between literature and politics, the European avant-garde. 
  • The candidate will be appointed as a junior Ph.D. researcher  for a period of 2+2 years, during which s/he will present the results of the research in conference papers, journal articles and book chapters. The final objective of the research project is a Ph.D. dissertation.
  • The candidate is expected to be on campus for at least three or four working days a week, to participate in the collective activities of MDRN. 
  • The candidate is expected to assist in the organization of workshops and/or conferences related to the topic of the project, and may be asked to contribute occasionally to teaching.

  • Our company  offers an exciting research environment allowing young scholars to pursue their individual research goals in an independent way, but offering them at the same time the benefits of a strong tradition in collaborative research. 
  • Our university  is a comprehensive research-intensive university that enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide.
  •  Arts and Humanities  consistently rank among the top-5 universities in continental Europe.
  • Our university is an historic and vibrant city located in the heart of Belgium.