Globalisation processes have been part of every era and they have formed a topic for literature from antiquity to the present day. Until now, however, literature's treatment of globalisation has been a little-researched topic. Correspondingly, the level of literary science expertise in this area has been little explored. RTG 1733 "Funktionen des Literarischen in Prozessen der Globalisierung" ["The Role of Literature in Globalisation Processes"] now addresses this dual deficit from a historical, supranational and predominantly comparative perspective. The Research Training Group aims primarily to explore the processes with which literature represents, models, reflects, criticises and thus helps define globalisation. It will also examine the globalisation of the conditions under which literature is created.
(Coordinating University: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Coordinator: Professor Dr. Robert Stockhammer)
The rapid digitisation of the media has led, not least, to the development of new forms of interaction between individuals, organisations and the public. Communication is taking place increasingly in virtual social networks. RTG 1712, "Vertrauen und Kommunikation in einer digitalisierten Welt" ["Trust and Communication is a Digitised World"] will examine how trust can be created and maintained under these conditions. The research projects will also take particular account of developments in the media, economy, science and sports
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