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 1 January, 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.
The Cluster of Excellence 2020 "Temporal Communities. Doing Literature in a Global Perspective" is one of the proposals for project-based funding within the framework of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments. It relies on interdisciplinary cooperation and joint projects by scholars from different institutions working together, teaching and doing research in one of the leading research hubs of the world.