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MSCA-PF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Spanish Literature

International Research Projects Office
15/02/2022

Hosting Information

Offer Deadline
EU Research Framework Programme
HE / MSCA
Country
Spain
City
Liverpool

Organisation/Institute

Organisation / Company
University of Liverpool
Department
Promotion and Advisory Unit
Laboratory
NA
Is the Hosting related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Contact Information

Organisation / Company Type
Other
Website
Email
promofpi@ugr.es
aesteban@ugr.es
State/Province
Granada
Postal Code
L69 3BX
Street
Gran Vía de Colón, 48, 2nd floor
Phone

Description

Professor Ángel Esteban del Campo, from the Department of Spanish Literature 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 applican

ts 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 HUM-980 (Junta de Andalucía): Hybris: literatura y cultura latinoamericanas: Since Ancient Greece and classical times, philosophers, artists and critics have delved into the relationships between literature and other arts. First it was painting and the plastic arts –ut pictura poesis, by Simónides de Ceos and Horacio–, later music, architecture, theatrical performance, sculpture and already, in modern and contemporary times, photography, cinema, television, the mass media. At present, this vast and stimulating field of cultural and artistic hybridizations has been completed with new technologies and all the "transmedia narratives", generating transversal concepts and actions related to digital creation and the new communicative realities: touch-media, cross-media. media, intermediality, transmediality, hypertextuality, multimodality, etc. This research group, Hybris: Latin American Literature and Culture, intends, on the one hand, to investigate the diachronic sense that these relationships have been shaping in the literary and cultural field, understood as aesthetic, practical, leveling parameters and technical loans between arts and, on the other, to reflect from a philosophical, social, cultural and theoretical perspective on the possibilities offered by such hybridizations, always within a Latin American context. In classical mythology, Hybris was the goddess of excess, insolence, the absolute absence of moderation, and evoked the need to go beyond limits. This new concept of Hybris intends to insist on the mythological marks of transgression, erasing borders between the arts, shaking the tendency to fragmentation and contention and, at the same time, also calls for identification with the Latin term hybrida, which alludes to the blood mixture. Hybridization and symbiosis between arts will, therefore, be the contours and contexts in which these studies will overlap.

Project description:

Our current orientation, linked to the research group HUM-980: Hybris: Latin American Literature and Culture, in which the professors of Latin American literature at the University of Granada and other academics from universities in Europe and America are involved, works in some directions that run through the latest trends in current literature.

First, everything related to the different hybridizations in poetry and prose texts: linguistic, cultural, identity hybridizations, as well as hybridizations attached to the literary texts themselves: genres, discursive strategies, translation and self-translation problems, etc.

Secondly, it is interesting to highlight the space of ecocriticism as a way of integrating various common territories to different kind of sciences and analytical approaches, starting from the literary field, to deconstruct the myths elaborated by the concepts of development and progress. Thirdly, we give importance to the politics of the common, the aesthetics of resistance and the various types of dissidence, which are generated and spread not only from marginalized or marginal sectors, but also attend to the needs of gender, social categories, political guidelines and new theoretical approaches. We will emphasize the role that the feminine imaginary has gained in recent years in each of the three main lines that our research group tries to cover.

Research Area:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Ángel Esteban del Campo (aesteban@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)