Postdoctoral research contract (2023-2024)

“Translating and Expressing the Experience of Extreme Violence since 1945”

Duration: from 2023/10/01 to 2024/09/30
Annual gross salary: € 33,600
Application deadline: 9 June 2023
Host institution: IMAGER (Université Paris-Est Créteil, France)

This postdoctoral project is designed as an interdisciplinary endeavour that seeks to combine literary and social science (history, sociology) perspectives. It aims to study how a very peculiar experience—that of extreme violence—is translated into discourses that condition both their intelligibility and their very unintelligibility. A starting point is that the Holocaust has durably altered the discursive modes whereby such testimonies may be expressed. Hence the need to explore the problematic conditions that allow such discourse to emerge by resorting to a multilingual, interdisciplinary perspective—as such testimonies after 1945 are indeed characterised by the multiple languages and disciplines to which they pertain.

Contact: Daniel Meyer

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