PhD Position: Gendered Mimesis in KU Leuven University 2021 (Full-Time)

The Institute of Philosophy in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts at KU Leuven, Belgium calls for application for a PhD position in Feminist Philosophy, Gender Studies and Literary Theory.

Gendered Mimesis” is an interdisciplinary project at the crossroads between feminist philosophy and literary theory led by Prof. Nidesh Lawtoo and hosted by the Institute of Philosophy and the Faculty of Arts (English; Cultural Studies) at KU Leuven.

The goal of the project is to investigate the role mimesis (imitation) plays in a contemporary rethinking of the gendered subject in terms of performativity, relationality, and affect, with special focus on Adriana Cavarero’s philosophical/literary investigation of gendered inclinations.

Starting Date: February 1, 2021
Duration: 4 years
Salary: Competitive pay
Job Requirements
  • Highly motivated candidate with an MA in feminist philosophy, gendered studies, comparative literature, cultural studies, political theory (or related degree in the humanities)
  • Background in gender studies and a special interest in the feminist work of Adriana Cavarero and contemporaries
  • Enthusiasm for working across literary/philosophical boundaries, team-work, as well as independent, “out-of-the-box” thinking
  • Commitment to completing a PhD thesis in continental philosophy or literary studies with a special focus on gender and subject formation
  • Outstanding academic writing skills (textual analysis, close reading).
  • Knowledge of Italian is welcome
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English.
Applications must include:
  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae,
  • a writing sample (maximum of 20 pages),
  • 3 letters of reference;
  • a 2-page (single-spaced) proposal articulating:
    • previous work on gender/mimesis;
    • specific interest in gendered mimesis;
    • reasons this position fits the research profile/interests.

To apply click here

Deadline: December 1, 2020

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