Research & Publications
All research projects supported by the PhDnet, however, analyse literary texts with specific regard to their cultural contexts, particularly using approaches developed in the course of the “cultural turn”. This also includes newly configured literary studies approaches that have been influenced by cultural studies methodologies (such as narratology, genre theory, etc.).
The time focus of the selected research projects aims at the second half of the 20th and the beginning 21st century. Far from assuming homogeneity of this period’s literary production, the time frame facilitates a close collaboration and interaction of the network’s researchers.