The application process for the Harvard IWL is now open. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through 1 February 2018.
Please take a moment to study the Harvard IWL website and consider applying for the July 2018 session in Tokyo (note: the 2019 session will take place at Harvard and the 2020 session in Paris):
If you are interested in applying, please notify your decision as soon as possible to Prof. Cathy Nesci, the Chair of Comparative Literature (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to me, the Director of the Graduate Center for Literary Research (email@example.com).
You will then need to put together a file including:
1) an updated cv
2) a writing sample
3) a brief cover letter indicating your reasons for applying, interest in world literature and coursework done in world literature.
You will not need a recommendation letter. The materials will then need to be uploaded to the IWL website.
Criteria for selecting among applications are the candidate’s interest and accomplishments in literature in a global perspective (previous coursework, future projects, etc.), and seniority.
The GCLR and various UCSB Humanities departments and programs are in the process of trying to collect co-sponsorship, in the hope of forming fellowships to provide financial help on a competitive basis to the students selected to attend the session.
Please let me know if you have any questions.