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Three start-up grants for doctorates in literary studies

The Doctoral Program in Literary Studies of the University of Basel calls for applications for three one-year start-up grants of CHF 30,000 each.

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The Road to Brexit: A Students' Podcast from a Research Seminar

In a podcast, Prof. Ina Habermann and some students of her research seminar “The Road to Brexit” present their findings about the reasons why so many Britons voted to leave the EU.
The Pynchon Playlist

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The Pynchon Playlist: Orbit publishes catalog of 927 musical references

Orbit, an open-access journal of contemporary American fiction, publishes Christian Hänggi’s article “The Pynchon Playlist: A Catalog and Its Analysis,” another puzzle piece of his exploration of music in Thomas Pynchon’s work.

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Seducing with words: The role of language in the pick-up artist’s make-believe

Daria Dayter writes a post for the university's science blog 'Sci Five' covering her collaborative research with Sofia Rüdiger (University of Bayreuth) on the discourse of pick-up artists, a self-proclaimed speed-seduction community.

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Michelle Witen interviewed by the James Joyce Quarterly for its "Clever, Very" series

Michelle Witen is featured in the latest instalment of the James Joyce Quarterly's "Clever, Very" series. In the interview, Witen discusses the upcoming "Joycean Animals" workshop at the Zurich James Joyce Foundation (co-organized with...