Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Digital Culture

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

The scholar will take part in the teaching and research activities of the Digital Culture program and the Digital Culture and Electronic Literature research groups in the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies at the University of Bergen. The scholar will teach three to four courses in digital culture and digital media aesthetics over the course of the year and will evaluate student work. Courses will run 13 teaching weeks, with two two-hour meetings per week for undergraduate courses or one three-hour meeting per week for graduate courses. Courses will be lecture and seminar.

Depending on needs and expertise, courses the scholar might teach include:

DIKULT103: Digital Genres: Digital Art, Electronic Literature and Computer Games
DIKULT105: Web Design
DIKULT203: Electronic Literature
DIKULT251: Critical Perspectives on Information Technologies and Society
DIKULT303: Digital Media Aesthetics
DIKULT304: Graduate Seminar: Topics in Digital Culture

Students purchase books and compendia. Lecture classrooms are equipped with appropriate technology (computer and projector) and a computer lab is available when appropriate to course content.

The scholar may teach both undergraduate and MA-level courses and may provide some thesis advising to graduate students. The scholar will also participate in and contribute to weekly meetings of the Digital Culture research group and give one public lecture on a central topic of his/her research.

Grant Length
Five or ten months, with a preference for ten months.
Grant Dates

Grant must begin in August 2021.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Creative Writing
Information Sciences/Systems
Literature, American
Literature, non- U.S.
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

Digital culture, electronic literature, digital media aesthetics and critical approaches to technology.

Special Features

UiB will facilitate lecture visits to other European institutions via the Fulbright inter-country lecturer program.

All U.S. grantees to Norway have two opportunities to gather as a group. The first is an orientation program held in Oslo in August. The second is a seminar in February during which grantees present on their projects followed by a weekend at a ski resort near Lillehammer. Domestic travel and lodging expenses for these gatherings are covered by the Fulbright Foundation. In addition, these expenses are covered for dependent family members of grantees for the seminar/ski weekend, which is a highlight of the Fulbright year.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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