The programme covers a wide range of studies of the arts in the broadest sense: i.e. visual art and culture, including more recent media such as film, video and computer; theatre, including performance and dance; music, from classical music to modern rhythmic music and sound studies; and literature, from national and area-defined contexts to world literature, including children’s literature. The programme also welcomes studies of rhetoric, museological studies, trans- and intermedial studies, art and aesthetic theory, as well as more general studies in culture’s history and theory, including Cultural Studies. There are no chronological or theoretical barriers for the programme, which includes historical, contemporary and trans-historical projects. Likewise, the programme encourages both projects from singular disciplines and projects aiming at bridging different disciplines.
The programme is embedded within the School of Communication and Culture and is affiliated with the aesthetic disciplines Art History, Theatre Studies, Music Studies, Comparative Literature, Aesthetics and Culture as well as Rhetoric, Nordic and Roman languages, English and German. The programme is furthermore affiliated with the Centre for Museology and Centre for Children’s Literature and Media.
The programme has its own home, ”Forskerhuset” (the House of young researchers), at Langelandsgade 139, Bld. 1586. This building houses a lively environment with dedicated PhD students, and includes a seminar room and a kitchen. PhD students will be located either in this house or in local academic environments.
The programme is part of a national PhD programme network in Arts and Literature:
Furthermore the programme collaborates with ARoS, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art and Ordrupgaard.
The programme participates in the literature network HERMES, an international collaboration between nine European and one American university. It has an annual meeting with around 30 PhD students and invited keynote speakers.
Please find the members of the assessment committee under the relevant PhD programme.