English Language and Literature
|WEBSITE OF THE PROGRAMME: http://english.cuso.ch/|
Direction of the programme:
Prof. Margaret Tudeau-Clayton (UNINE)
Ms Anne Jobin (MA)
Université de Genève
The purpose of the programme is to provide the best possible environment for doctoral study by creating an active, collaborative, and lasting research community in English studies.
The most visible form of this collaboration will be an annual series of seminars or workshops designed to appeal to a wide range of intellectual interests, while also demonstrating how research is conducted at the highest level. The faculty of the programme will also offer practical advice to doctoral students on the organisation, composition, and eventual publication of their theses. The aim of the programme is to prepare doctoral students for professional life, whether in academia or elsewhere, through research.
While recognizing the thesis as the substance of the doctorate, the doctoral programme is based on the conviction that better doctoral theses are written when the writer is in contact with other researchers with whom to share questions of methodology, theory, and scholarship. In keeping with the spirit of a research community, therefore, the programme is designed to be a laboratory for new ideas where doctoral students and other researchers come together on an equal footing, away from the institutional structure of examinations and course requirements.
For this reason, the programme is not a degree-granting institution, and participation on the part of faculty and students is wholly voluntary. However, doctoral students may obtain an Attestation d’études doctorales for active participation in four seminar offerings distributed among at least three different modules.
Duration of the programme: Variable, participants are free to take part in as many workshops as they like.
No deadline, immediate registration on http://english.cuso.ch/to-subscribe.
Being registered as a PhD student in English in one of six universities CUSO or being registered as a PhD student in English at Zurich (no refund).
Subject to changes.
Last update: 20 August 2012