MIMESIS Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts

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Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts

The IDP Mimesis has come to an end in September 2021. No applications will be accepted and no events will be organized any longer.


The International Doctoral Program MIMESIS, based at LMU Munich, is dedicated to innovative doctoral research in the fields of literature and the arts, with special emphasis on historical, theoretical and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria and in collaboration with the Technical University Munich and the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, it will enable cooperation between research projects in literature, theatre, performance, music, film studies, architecture and the visual arts, offering both a forum and a framework in which interests drawn from any one of these areas enter into a dialogue with other areas in the wider spectrum of creative engagements.

Its research program is framed by the term mimesis, a key concept throughout the history of the arts, right up to the most recent developments in critical and cultural theory. MIMESIS offers a structured program of doctoral study combining seminars, workshops, lecture series and master classes. In addition internships with leading cultural institutions and at partner universities will be integrated into the study program.

8 & 9 April 2021, Online via Zoom, Closing Conference of the Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts MIMESIS. Please follow the link to register for the event: more

The video of Kevin Clarke´s lecture is now online more

The video of "How to See a City? Media, Data, Visualization" is now online. more