The EXC 2020 re-conceptualises global literature, positing that literature's temporal entanglements crucially contribute to its becoming global. The Cluster, which has taken up its work on January 1, 2019, will create a dynamic and flexible platform for collaborative research by way of an extensive fellowship programme, a global network of academic partner institutions and cooperations with Berlin's vibrant literary and artistic scene.

Call for Papers

The Cluster of Excellence 2020 "Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective" at Freie Universität Berlin is inviting researchers to participate in the cluster's symposium "Circus and the Avant-Gardes" with a call for papers.

Symposium: March 5 & 6, 2020

Deadline for submissions: February 6, 2020


Berlin University Alliance
Freie Universität Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft