Applying to the Harvard IWL

If you wish to apply to the Harvard IWL, please notify  GCLR Director Sven Spieker of your decision as soon as possible:

You will then need to put together a file including:
1)    a current CV;
2)    an appropriate writing sample in English of no more than 5000 words in length;
3)    a brief cover letter indicating your reasons for applying, interest in world literature, and coursework done in world literature, if applicable

Selection criteria are the candidate’s interest and accomplishments in literature in a global perspective (previous coursework, future projects, etc.), and seniority.

Please note that you will not need recommendation letters, because GCLR is an affiliate of the HIWL.

Please email your materials to by Monday, January 4th, and please send Professor Spieker an email if you have any questions.