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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Exzellenzausschreibungen – EXC 2020 Temporal Communities/ Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies

The Cluster of Excellence 2020 "Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective" aims to create a new theoretical and methodological take on literature in a global perspective. Introducing the notion of ‘temporal communities’, the Cluster investigates the ways in which literature reaches out through space and time, establishing complex temporalities and extensive transcultural and transtemporal networks as it interacts with other arts and media. The Cluster’s research is conducted within five Research Areas: 1. Competing Communities, 2. Travelling Matters, 3. Future Perfect, 4. Literary Currencies, 5. Building Digital Communities.

From 1 October 2022, 5 positions for research associates (50% part-time, limited to 3 years, pay group 13 TV-L FU) are available at the Cluster ( The research associates will at the same time be members of the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies as doctoral students: They will complete its curriculum and have access to the mentoring and qualification offers. Doctoral students will have access to travel, conference, and workshop funds.

The position advertised here will be filled in the research project "The Birth of Monolingualism from Multilingualism" (project lead: Prof. Dr. Anne Fleig and Prof. Dr. Matthias Hüning) in Research Area 4 "Literary Currencies" of EXC 2020. The comparative research project “The Birth of Monolingualism from Multilingualism” deals with the distinction between mono- and multilingualism in a historical comparison of pre- and post-monolingualism. The focus is on the development of German in the 18th century and Turkish in the 20th as well as Turkish-German literature since the 1970s.
 For further information on the project, please refer to:

Research associate / Doctoral student (m/f/d)

Work­ing field:

  • Conducting a three-year research project in the framework of the project "The Birth of Monolingualism from Multilingualism " in the EXC 2020 "Temporal Communities"; a short synopsis of 1-2 pages outlining possible lines of investigation for the research project must be included with the application
  • Completion of the curriculum of the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies with the aim of obtaining a doctoral degree
  • Participating in regular working meetings and workshops of the Research Area 4 of the Cluster
  • Participating in the organisation and implementation of interdisciplinary, international conferences and workshops and contributing to the resulting publications
  • Contributing to the publication of the project's research results in the "Living Handbook of Temporal Communities”


  • completed MA-level university degree (Master, Magister, Diplom) in German Literature or Comparative Literature
  • excellent academic track record
  • documented specialisation in Intercultural German Literature or Comparative Literature
  • documented Experience in Multilingualism
  • very good knowledge of German and English (one of the two languages at least on level C1 CEFR, the other at least on level B2 CEFR)
  • very good knowledge of another European Language and very good knowledge of Turkish

How to ap­ply:

There is an online portal through which submitted applications with informative documents are preferably accepted no later than November 14th, 2021. You will find information on this at

For further information, please contact Mrs. Izabella Goikhman ( / +49 30 838 65648).

Applications by post should be sent to

Freie Universität Berlin
Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies
EXC 2020 Temporal Communities
Mrs. Izabella Goikhman
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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