Funded PhD Studentship in Transnational Modernisms at Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University is seeking PhD proposals that focus primarily on Anglophone and/or Francophone modernist literature, but which move beyond the confines of ‘national’ literary study to examine the ways in which modernist literature questions those very boundaries. Projects that are sensitive to the specifically linguistic dimensions of transnational modernism are particularly welcome. Possible areas of focus might include:

  • Multilingualism in modernist literary texts,
  • The work of modernist writers as translators, and the impact of this on their own creative outputs,
  • The impact of transnational networks and exchange (e.g. travel, translation, collaboration) on modernist writing,
  • Representations of cosmopolitans and cosmopolitanism; cosmopolitanism as aesthetic principle,
  • Networks and exchanges between ‘centres’ and ‘peripheries’ of modernism.

The project will be co-supervised by a member of staff at the University of Leeds Centre for World Literatures.

The award will include a fee waiver (up to the value of EU/Home rate) plus an annual tax-free stipend equivalent to the standard Research Council rate (£14,057 for 2015–16). The studentship may be available as Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) position for suitably qualified candidates. GTAs will complete a PhD (part-time) and undertake teaching or other relevant duties according to the subject area. In addition to a fee waiver and stipend, the GTA award will also include an annual salary of £4,137.

Deadline for applications is 22 June 2015. Informal enquiries may be directed to Juliette Taylor-Batty.

See the advertisement for details.