Workshop: Narratological Concepts & Interpretation

Christian Folde from PHLOX and Janina Jacke from heureCLEA are holding an interdisciplinary two-day workshop on Narratological Concepts and Interpretation.

The workshop will take place in Hamburg, December 12th-13th 2014, in the AS-Saal of the Hauptgebäude.

The titles of the talks are as follows:

  1. Tom Kindt – TBA
  2. Christiana Werner: “The problem with The Purple Rose of Cairo: fictional characters as intentional objects of emotions”
  3. Tilmann Köppe: “Narrative Closure”
  4. Stacie Friend: “Realism and Reality”
  5. Thomas Petraschka: “On categorial and semantic intentions and on their relevance for interpretation, theory of fiction and narratology”
  6. Peter Lamarque: “Interpretation and the Opacity of Narrative”

If you want to read more about the idea of the workshop click here.

Anneliese Maier Research Award for Professor Kit Fine

The Phlox Group is happy to announce that Professor Kit Fine has been awarded the Humboldt Foundation’s prestigious Anneliese Maier Research Award, for which the Phlox group’s lead investigator, Prof. Benjamin Schnieder, nominated him.

The Humboldt Foundation grants up to eight Anneliese Maier Research Awards annually: nominations for the research award, named after the philosopher and historian of science Anneliese Maier, can be made for researchers from abroad from the fields of the humanities and social sciences whose scientific achievements have been internationally recognised in their research area and from whose research collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany a sustainable contribution is expected towards the further internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences. Each award is worth 250,000 EUR, and award winners are expected to spend a period of up to five years cooperating on a long-term research project with the nominator. So, expect future Fine/Phlox interaction announcements in the future!

The Award will be given to Prof. Fine and the other recipients in a ceremony held at the University of Hamburg on 11 September. Prof. Fine will also give a keynote lecture.

The ceremony will be held in Ernst Cassirer Lecture Hall (Lecture Hall A), Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg, beginning at 19:00. Further details are available here.

Postdoc Position Available

The Phlox research group is pleased to announce an open postdoc position in Hamburg.
The position is available for a period of three years and the salary level is TV-L E13 (roughly 2.000€ net monthly salary; see the further particulars). Candidates are not required to speak German, though they are required to speak English.

The successful applicant will work part-time (60%) in our new SNF-funded Sinergia project Grounding – Metaphysics, Science, and Logic, and part-time (40%) as a lecturer at the department of philosophy in Hamburg (with a moderate teaching load of one course per semester). Applicants should have research interests that match the goals of the project.

For a detailed job description and further particulars, click here.
For a short description of the Grounding project, click here.

The deadline for applications is the 5th of February.

Note that we expect to be able to announce a further postdoc position within the next two months, so check back for more information.