18/02/2022
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of English and German Philology


  • OFFER DEADLINE
    30/09/2022 14:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    HE / MSCA
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Granada
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    International Research Projects Office
  • DEPARTMENT
    Promotion and Advisory Unit
  • LABORATORY
    NA

Professor Miriam Fernández Santiago, from the Department of English and German Philology at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2022 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information about the 2022 call: http://sl.ugr.es/0cmA).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. With over 60.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and 6.000 staff. UGR offers a total of 79 degrees, 188 master’s degrees and 28 doctoral programmes through its 127 departments and 22 centers. Consequently, the UGR offers one of the most extensive and diverse ranges of higher education programmes in Spain.

The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking - Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The edition of the ARWU 2021 places the UGR in 201-300th position in the world and as the 2nd highest ranked University in Spain (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmF), reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. The UGR stands out in the specialties of Library & Information Science (position 36); Food Science & Technology (39) and Hospitality & Tourism Management (51-75), according to the latest edition by specialties of this prestigious ranking (http://sl.ugr.es/0bSp). A little below in the ranking, the UGR stands out in Mathematics (76-100) and Mining & Mineral Engineering (76-100).

Additionally, the UGR counts with 7 researchers are at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list (http://sl.ugr.es/0cmD), most of them related to the Computer Science scientific area. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i), being positioned at 54th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe.

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 67 projects, with total funding of 18.029 million euros, and for H2020, 119 projects with total funding around 29.233 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group: 

RESEARCH GROUP HUM676: STUDIES IN LITERATURE, CRITICISM AND CULTURE (GRACO) is dedicated to the study of critical, literary and cultural studies in English and Spanish from a local and global perspective, paying special attention to their intersection with other disciplines as well as to the historical and social impact of such studies from an accountable ethical position involving the civic values of equality and attention to diversity.

https://graco.ugr.es/

Project description:

PROJECT “INTERFACES: Representing Human Vulnerability in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (P20_00008)”

The project aims to identify different forms of human vulnerability generated in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a result of the new function that the human subject acquires whilst losing its own face (in the Levinasian sense), in order to become an interface (Floridi), as well as the kind of ethical demand that entails the loss of interlocution with human forms of otherness within the a2a context (connection anything to anything). Thus, this project will focus on literary and filmic discourses that represent human vulnerability (either social, ecological, physical or psychological) as mere information or aesthetic speculative image (Garland-Thompson) and informative consumer good, with a higher impact on forms of human vulnerability that are based on precarity (Butler) and disability. The project specifically intends to identify the textual mechanisms through which ethical demands are generated, classifying the different typologies of those demands, as well as the responses and effects that these demands have upon readers and audiences in terms of emotional and rational vulnerability (on the one hand, uncertainty, alienation, desensitization, insecurity because of overexposure; on the other hand, extreme emotional and rational forms such as impotence, rage and violence, along with information addiction and certain naivety when encountering supposedly simple truths). It also aims to explore the linguistic changes involved in facilitating the exchange of information between technological elements in a digital environment and the simplification (binarization) of complex human realities about the referential transparency of discourse: trends like the new sincerity, literary genres like pseudo-biography, digital formats like tweets or the serialization for streaming distribution indifferent platforms.

http://wpd.ugr.es/~interfaces/wordpress

Research Area:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Miriam Fernández Santiago (mifer@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

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