Doctoral Programmes/Groups in Switzerland

For a list of different local doctoral programmes and groups in the field of English studies in Switzerland consult the SAUTE PhD-education website, which provides direct links to the different programmes/groups.



CUSO Modern and Contemporary Doctoral Travelling Workshop

Autumn 2017 Programme: "Earth"

The aim of this seminar will be to bring doctoral students working on Modern and Contemporary English, American and World Literatures in English across Western Switzerland together on a fortnightly basis to discuss issues and texts pertaining to their current research. Meeting Wednesday afternoons 18-20h and alternating between Geneva and Lausanne Universities, these bi-weekly sessions will take a range of formats: the presentation of doctoral work in progress; sessions on professionalization (conference presentation, the thesis defense, job applications); the shared close reading of texts under a common theme; the discussion of theoretical problems and ideas which shed light on the literature of the modern and contemporary periods. Each semester, a longer event will bring the group together for a lecture and seminar led by an internationally-renowned speaker or speakers in the field of modern and contemporary literature and theory. Doctoral students and staff working in Modern and Contemporary Literature in other universities are cordially invited to attend, and may also host speaker events as part of this travelling seminar.

Doctoral students from CUSO and CUSO-affiliated universities can have their travel expenses reimbursed by sending their original ticket with this filled-in reimbursement form to the programme coordinator.

For more information and for the enrolment key to the Travelling Workshop moodle page, contact Prof Simon Swift Simon.Swift(at)unige(dot)ch