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Doctoral Programme in “Visual Cultures and Intermediality“

 

Visual culture is an area of research that traverses academic disciplines by using a variety of its own theoretical approaches. Thus, as a genuinely interdisciplinary field, visual studies contributes greatly to research conducted in an array of disciplines that draw upon visual culture studies theories. This is mirrored in the research conducted at the departments of the University of Graz that are part of this doctoral program.

Since the fall of 2020, the doctoral program “Visual Cultures and Intermediality” has been based at the Department of American Studies.

Objectives:

The “Visual Cultures and Intermediality” doctoral program emphasizes the close link between visual culture studies and intermediality studies, which both address the semiotic and otherwise meaning-constitutive features of visuality as well as the boundaries and boundary crossings of media in their theoretical approaches and research. By combining visual culture studies which is based on cultural theory and intermediality studies which has its origin in literary studies but also incorporates other fields of study, the doctoral program emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to understanding texts and media. This interchange between fields also leads to a more complex understanding of the aesthetic conceptualizations of texts and media as well as their effect on both artists and recipients.  The doctoral program “Visual Cultures and Intermediality,” based at the American Studies Department and linked to the Centre for Intermediality Studies in Graz (CIMIG), aims to meet these expectations of collaborative research. The program is jointly offered by faculty members from various departments of the University of Graz, who alternate organizing doctoral colloquia.

Target audience of doctoral students:

The doctoral program in “Visual Cultures and Intermediality” is only open to doctoral students who have already been admitted to the „Doctoral Programme of Philosophy“ at the University of Graz. For more information on the Doctoral Programme of Philosophy and how to apply, please visit: https://www.uni-graz.at/en/studies/doctoral-programmes/doctoral-programme-of-philosophy/ or contact the organizational unit for Academic Affairs: https://studienabteilung.uni-graz.at/en/. Please note that the admission process is centralized and that those who are in charge of the doctoral program “Visual Cultures and Intermediality” are not involved. It is also neither necessary nor possible to recruit a dissertation advisor before having been registered as doctoral candidate.

As a forum for excellent dissertation projects, the doctoral program “Visual Cultures and Intermediality” initiates and fosters continuous scholarly exchange regarding research activities in the field of visual cultures in the context of intermediality studies at the University of Graz.

What the doctoral program offers:

Once a year, the doctoral program organizes a doctoral colloquium, which gives doctoral students the opportunity to present their research and doctoral theses and discuss open questions with the organizers of the program.

Get in touch:

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Klaus Rieser (Department of American Studies) is the head of the program. The deputy head is O.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Karl Kaser (Department of History). For organizational questions and enquiries, please contact Dr. phil. Marie Dücker, BA MA BEd.

 

Summer Semester 2023

Doctoral Colloquium: 512.820 Visual Cultures and Intermediality (Designed Sites and Visual Representation) with Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Nassim Balestrini, Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Sabine Flach, Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Renate Hansen-Kokorus, Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr.phil. Judith Laister and Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.phil. Klaus Rieser.
 

Summer Semester 2022

Doctoral Colloquium: 512.820 Visual Cultures and Intermediality with Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Nassim Balestrini, Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Renate Hansen-Kokorus, O.Univ.-Prof. Dr.phil. Karl Kaser, Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr.phil. Judith Laister and Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.phil. Klaus Rieser.

Contact

Centre for Intermediality Studies in Graz (CIMIG)
Attemsgasse 25/II 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 8210

Contact

Director Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Nassim W. Balestrini, M.A. Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 2463

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