Job Posting: PhD Position, LGBTQ+ Literatures in Socialist Poland (University of Regensburg)

Deadline: March 31, 2023

The Research Group “Light On! Queer Literatures and Cultures under Socialism,” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation within the framework of the Freigeist Program in 2022–2027 at the University of Regensburg, invites applications for a position of doctoral researcher in LGBTQ+ literary cultures in Poland during the socialist era, to start as agreed (due to admin timeframes, the position can start in Jun 2023 or later). The position is remunerated according to TVL E-13 scale at 65 % of work time.

We invite proposals on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:
– lesbian, gay, trans, bi- and queer literatures in Poland between 1945 and 1989
– LGBTQ+ literary cultures in socialist Poland (literary evenings, journals, zines, apartment theaters, etc.)
– unknown poetics and narratives of queerness in prose, drama, and/or poetry in socialist Poland
– censorship of LGBTQ+ literary subjectivities under the socialist rule, beyond the well-known cases
– transnational networks of LGBTQ+ literatures: circulations of texts, queer self-publications and publications abroad during the socialist rule

– queer literature and the Solidarity movement.

Please find position details and application requirements in English and German here: 

Deadline for submitting applications is March 31.