Date(s) - 13 May 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In May 2011 the Joint Award PhD Program between the Faculties of Arts at Monash University and Modern Philologies at Goethe University intensified formerly established research cooperation between the two institutions. The program provides the opportunity for PhD-candidates to receive their degree from both institutions through being co-supervised by academics from each university, spending 12 months at the partner university, and submitting their thesis for examination at both home and host universities. Beyond the valuable endorsement of their research through a joint-degree, the experience offers an internationally oriented student the opportunity to integrate into the academic routine, research environment and practices of the host institution which promises revealing insights and platforms for (future) research exchanges.
Eva Jungbluth came to Monash as the first participant in the program in July 2012. She presents a little case study of expectations and experiences, introduces Goethe University as host institution and in particular the English Studies department, and refers to some differences and specificities in the two PhD-programs.
Eva Jungbluth studied Anglophone literatures and cultures and general linguistics at Wuppertal University, Germany. She went to Frankfurt University in 2010 where she works as a research assistant since 2011. Her research interests and focus of her PhD-thesis include transmedial, cultural-historical and cognitive narratology, theories of intermediality, media culture, diaspora studies, postcolonial theory and transcultural studies. She is co-supervised by Professor Astrid Erll in the Department of New Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Goethe University, and by Associate Professor Chandani Lokuge in the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies at Monash University.
Enquiries: Associate Professor Chandani Lokugé