Academic collaborations

The academic expertise of the research training group will be reinforced by an interdisciplinary and international group of guest academics. The scholars will contribute directly to the study programme of the research training group or offer additional teaching units. During their time in Jena, guest academics can be consulted directly and in personal consultations by the PhD students. There is also the opportunity for the PhD students to spend a longer period in the working groups of the international partners (for example, with Jean-Marie Roulin of Saint Étienne and Jean-Nicolas Illouz of Paris 8 Saint-Denis).

The guest academics will expand on the current range of subjects addressed by the programme. This will be done by focusing on two Mercator fellowships, which will enable the group to hone its research profile. The occupant of the chair for modern English literature at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Christoph Bode, who is highly renowned in British Romanticism research, will be a guest at Jena for the summer semester 2016 to invigorate the academic discussion at the start of the first phase of the research training group. At the start of the second phase of the research training group, the Anglicist Christoph Reinfandt of the University of Tübingen, whose research on the history of the reception of Romanticism has inspired the research programme, will reinforce the group’s activities in the area of English linguistics.

Representatives from the academic institutions listed below are also available to the research training group for academic exchange. They are primarily involved in the planning and realisation of joint conferences.[:de]Die wissenschaftliche Kompetenz des Kollegs soll durch eine interdisziplinär und international zusammengesetzte Gruppe von Gastwissenschaftler_innen gestärkt werden. Die Expert_innen werden direkt zum Studienprogramm des Kollegs beitragen oder durch zusätzliche Veranstaltungen intellektuelle Anregungen bieten. Während ihrer Anwesenheit in Jena können Gastwissenschaftler_innen von den Kollegiat_innen direkt und im persönlichen Gespräch konsultiert werden. Andererseits besteht für die Kollegiat_innen auch die Möglichkeit eines längeren Aufenthalts in den Arbeitsgruppen der internationalen Partner (z.B. bei Jean-Marie Roulin (Romanistik, Saint Étienne) und Jean-Nicolas Illouz (Romanistik, Paris 8 Saint-Denis).