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Germanistische Institutionspartnerschaft

„German-speaking and Jewish cultures in Central Europe. Cultural, literary and linguistic interdependency in a regional, national and transnational context“

funded by DAAD with the means of the Federal Foreign Office

Funding period: 2021–2023

Speaker
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schoor (EUV)

Speaker of the foreign
partner institutions

Prof. Dr. habil. Magdalena Sitarz (JU)

Prof. Dr. András F. Balogh (BBU)

Assoc. Prof. Doc. Mgr. Jozef Tancer, PhD.
(CU, for the doctoral school of the GIP)

Partner institutions

Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences,
European-University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) (EUV)

Institut für Germanische Philologie,
Jagiellonian-University in Kraków (JU)

Departement für deutsche Sprache und Literatur,
Babeș-Bolyai-University Cluj-Napoca (BBU)
Partner institutions
(Doctoral school)
Comenius-University Bratislava (CU)
Eötvös Loránd University Budapest (ELTE)
Contact persons at the EUV
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schoor 
Dr. Kirsten Möller
Research Coordinator
Dr. Kirsten Möller (EUV)

The German philological institutional partnership (GIP) “German-speaking and Jewish cultures in Central Europe. Cultural, literary, and linguistic interdependency in a regional, national, and transnational context” assumes that the populations in Central and Central-Eastern Europe had a high transcultural everyday knowledge about different cultures. This experience helped them to synthesise and generate new cultural forms. The ethnic and religious variety in this region exists already since the imperial times and created- alongside regional and national particularities- a transculturality, which shaped the development of European cultures. We want to study the interdependency of this transculturality with regional and national spaces.

In the framework of the GIP and on the basis of similar and interdisciplinary activities, the following projects will be realized in Frankfurt (Oder), Cluj-Napoca and Kraków:

1. Exchange of students and dual master’s degrees

The exchange between EUV, JU Kraków and BBU Cluj-Napoca is supported by scholarships for MA-students of all participating universities.

In the framework of the “Literary Cultures of Europe” track of the master “Literary Studies: aesthetics – literature – philosophy” the EUV develops and establishes a Double-MA with each BBU Cluj-Napoca and JU Kraków.

2. Research project „Kraków – Cluj – Berlin: Cultural, literary, and linguistic interdependency in a regional, national, and transnational context”

The project „Kraków – Cluj – Berlin: Cultural, literary, and linguistic interdependency in a regional, national, and transnational context” (link in German) is related to current theoretical attempts to develop a concept of a literary history influenced by the concept of entangled histories. This concept should accompany our traditional, national literary history to focus on literary and linguistic developments, which occurred due to the contacts between multiple cultural spheres.

The project connects the proven academic competencies of the participating project partners in their regional and national cultural spheres with newer ideas of the transculturality of literary and linguistic developments. Furthermore, the project includes impulses and new findings from the jointed work at the doctoral school.

3. GIP Doctoral school

Our since 2015 successfully conducted Vladimir-Admoni-Doctoral school is continued in the GIP under the heading: "Intercultural encounters in a regional, national and transnational sphere: Literary and media history in Central Europe” (link in German). Further foreign universities are participating in the doctoral school, namely CU Bratislava (Slowakei) and ELTE in Budapest (Ungarn).