The “Modernizing Empires: Enlightenment, Nationalist Vanguards and Non-Western Literary Modernities” (NONWESTLIT) Project, funded by the European Research Council, is hiring a full-time post-doctoral researcher in 19th century Japanese literature and culture.
NONWESTLIT is expected to start on September 1st, 2021, for a duration of 5 years. It is hosted by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LILEC) at the University of Bologna.
This project is a comparative study of cultural reforms, linguistic renewal and literary renaissance movements in three imperial traditions, caught between the East-West divide: Russia, Turkey and Japan. We look at the negotiated cultural models in modernization and westernization processes and argues that their shared historical experience resulted in a common intellectual vocabulary and narrative models shared by otherwise extremely