Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship

Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship (Islam Dayeh; Freie Universität Berlin) supports research in marginalized and undocumented textual practices and literary cultures with the aim of integrating texts and scholarly traditions from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as well as from Europe itself, by way of a critical recuperation of the practice of philology. The program takes as its point of departure the increasingly growing concern with the global significance of philology and its potential to challenge exclusivist notions of the self and the canon.

In the framework of its postdoctoral fellowship program Zukunftsphilologie hosts a lively series of workshops and lectures as well as international summer and winter schools. Five postdoc-fellows, trained in a branch of the historical or philological disciplines, are invited annually to pursue their own research projects within the research group and to work together with Berlin-based research centres and universities in the area of philology.

Zukunftsphilologie is associated with the Freie Universität Berlin, and is supported by a group of international scholars, including Manan Ahmed (Columbia University), Michael Allan (University of Oregon), Elisabetta Benigni (University of Turin), Whitney Cox (University of Chicago), Islam Dayeh (Freie Universität Berlin, Koordinator von Zukunftsphilologie), Adrien Delmas (Institut Francais, South Africa), Ananya Jahanara Kabir (King's College London), Shamil Jeppie (University of Cape Town), Rajeev Kinra (Northwestern University), Marcel Lepper (Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach), Sumit Mandal (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus), Markus Messling (Centre Marc Bloch/ Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Pascale Rabault-Feuerhahn (CNRS Paris), Ronit Ricci (Australian National University), Umar Ryad (University of Utrecht), Lena Salaymeh (University of California, Berkeley), Nicolai Sinai (University of Oxford), Shaden Tageldin (University of Minnesota).

Contact:
Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh
Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship
Freie Universität Berlin
Fabeckstrasse 23-25
14195 Berlin
zukunftsphilologie(at)trafo-berlin.de