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Postdoctoral Fellow in Dramaturgy

University of Aarhus - School of Communication and Culture

Location: Aarhus, Langelandsgade - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th October 2019
Closes: 28th November 2019
Job Ref: 2047

Job profile

The Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology within the School of Communication and Culture invites applications for a fixed-term, 30-month postdoctoral fellowship, connected to the research project “Reconfiguring Dramaturgy for a Global Culture: Changing Practices in 21st Century European Theatre” under Professor Peter M. Boenisch (project manager), funded by the Aarhus University Research Foundation.

The position is full-time, and available from 1 March 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The place of employment is the Department of Dramaturgy and Musicology, Langelandsgade 139, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all candidates regardless of their personal background.

Research context

The project “Reconfiguring Dramaturgy for a Global Culture: Changing Practices in 21st Century European Theatre” interrogates the fundamental reconfiguration of the field of European theatre (and the arts more widely), as arts institutions and artistic practices lose their traditional grounding within a predominantly middle-class ‘enlightenment’ culture of Bildung. The challenges posed by globalisation and digitalisation, by demographic changes, but also by ecological threats, societal ruptures, the relativisation of a fact-based ethics of knowledge and community and the spread of populism also require a new approach to the research of dramaturgic practice that is responsive to the debates and issues in the profession. The research team, consisting of the postdoctoral researcher described in this advertisement, a PhD student and a student helper, and headed by Professor of Dramaturgy Peter M. Boenisch, will investigate the resulting transformations at institutional and aesthetic level through trans-European comparative studies. A specific focus will be placed on the contextual analysis of ‘second cities’, such as Aarhus, where the situation poses notably different issues and challenges compared to global cosmopolitan centres such as London, Paris, Berlin and Copenhagen, which typically are at the forefront of academic attention. The project’s three work strands are dedicated to reconfigurations of institutional dramaturgies, of dramaturgies of production, and of dramaturgic pedagogy. The project team will also lead a newly formed research group within Aarhus University’s “Cultural Transformations” programme, an interdisciplinary research cluster within the School of Communication and Culture that comprises 16 research groups which examine aspects of the changing social roles of the arts and culture. The working language is English.

Deadline

28 November 2019

Read more at arts.au.dk/en

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The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Aarhus University

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

   
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