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AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU Students

AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU students

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C) is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M3C is awarding up to 80 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2018 entry.

M3C is also awarding 7 Collaborative Doctoral Awards with partner organisations: Flatpack Festival, Leicester City Council, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, Nottingham Contemporary, Oxford Lieder, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Spalding Gentlemen’s Society.

M3C provides research candidates with expert supervision (including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate), research training and access to a wide range of facilities, cohort events and placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors.

English at Nottingham Trent University is inviting applications from students whose research interests include:

  • American literature and cultural history
  • Colonial, postcolonial, global, and world literatures and cultures
  • Creative writing and critical-creative research
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Literary and cultural theory
  • Literature and technology
  • Literature, film and visual culture
  • Magazine and periodical writing
  • Modernist and postmodernist literature
  • Poetry and poetics
  • Popular fiction
  • Race, Rights and Activist Writing
  • Romantic literature
  • Shakespeare and Early Modern writing
  • Travel writing
  • War and literature
  • Women’s writing

The deadline for M3C funding applications is Monday 15 January 2018, by which time students must have applied for a place to study and have ensured that two academic references are submitted to the home university on the correct M3C form. For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit http://www.midlands3cities.ac.uk/ or contact enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk.

Information and proposal-writing workshops will be hosted in each of the three partner cities. Register for the workshop in Nottingham (taking place on 18th November) through our Eventbrite booking page.

 

BCLA Arthur Terry Prize 2017

The British Comparative Literature Association offers an annual prize for an essay written in English on any aspect of comparative literature, in memory of Arthur Terry (1927–2004), who served as President of the BCLA for many years. The aim of the Prize is to recognise work of outstanding merit at Master’s level. There are three prizes of £100, £50,and £30 and the winning entrants are also given one-year free BCLA membership.

The deadline for application is 12 noon on Friday 1 September 2017. The judges are members of the Association’s Executive Committee. The prizes will be awarded at the BCLA Postgraduate General Meeting in November 2017. Winning entries are also eligible for publication in full on the website.

More information, including conditions for entry, can be found here.

John Dryden Translation Competition Winners 2016-2017

The winners of the John Dryden Translation Competition for 2016-2017 have been announced. The jury has evaluated translations from a range of languages into English and awarded the following:

First prize: Melody Shaw for The Swifts’ Nest from the German of Christoph Poschenrieder’s Mauersegler

Second prize: Robert Cantrick for Mario and the Magician from the German of Thomas Mann’s Mario und der Zauberer

Third prize: Clare Beddows for The Shadow of the Staff from the Italian of Mauro Corona’s L’Ombra del Bastone

Commendation: Simon Bruni for Cinnamon from the Spanish of Paul Pen’s Canela

See the previous winners of the John Dryden Translation Competition.

If you would like to enter the 2017-2018 competition, conditions of entry and further information can be found on the John Dryden Translation Competition 2017-2018 Entry Form. Entries will be received from September 2017, and the deadline for submissions is 12 February 2018.

The Emergence of Holocaust Memory, Leeds

The White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York) welcomes applications for doctoral study in “The E​mergence of Holocaust Memory in francophone North Africa and the Middle East”. Through literature, film and historical sources, this project will explore the emergence of Holocaust commemoration in the francophone regions of ​North Africa and the Middle East. ​

The project forms part of a new Research Network within the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities entitled “The Future of Holocaust Memory”. This funding compliments two other research ​projects on “The emergence of Holocaust memory in central and eastern Europe” and “Presenting and preserving Holocaust testimony in the post-survivor era”.

The candidate will be based in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds, and will be supervised by Professor Max Silverman (Leeds) and Dr Daniel Lee (Sheffield).

The award will provide fees at the Home/EU rate and a stipend paid at st​andard Research Council rates (£14,553) for the first year of study. The award is renewable for a second and third year of study subject to satisfactory academic progress according to each institution’s Policy on Research Degrees.

If an international candidate is offered a WRoCAH White Rose Networks Studentship for this project, the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies would pay the difference between the international fee rate and the standard UK/EU fee rate.

Applicants must have at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent. A Masters degree is desirable, or the candidate must demonstrate ​the equivalent experience.

For further information including details on how to apply, please go to:

http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/networks/

Applications from suitably-qualified students from anywhere in the world are welcome until the new deadline:

extended to 5pm BST on Monday 10th July 2017 for the LEEDS studentship ONLY.

More information on the updated deadline can be found here.

Please address any enquiries on this project to Professor Max Silverman and Dr. Daniel Lee

OCCT: Oxford Translation Day, Trinity Events

Oxford Translation Day, St Anne’s College, Oxford, 3rd June 2017

OTD Poster

On June 3rd, St Anne’s College will be running Oxford Translation Day, a celebration of literary translation consisting of workshops and talks throughout the day at St Anne’s and around the city, culminating in the award of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. Oxford Translation Day is a joint venture of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize and Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (the research programme housed in St Anne’s and the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities), in partnership with the Oxford German Network and Modern Poetry in Translation. All events are free and open to anyone, but registration is required. To register go to Eventbrite or see here: http://www.occt.ox.ac.uk

The programme can be found here.

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Week 4 – Poetic Currency Symposium (Collaboration with Stanford University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Poetry Reading and Keynote Address. Wed. 18 May, 5:00 -7:30pm; Seminar Room 10 in the New Library, St Anne’s College. Speakers: Adriana X. Jacobs (Oxford); Kristin Grogan (Oxford). Poets: Claire Trévien (UK); Tahel Frosh (Israel); Roy ‘Chicky’ Arad (Israel)

Week 4 – Poetic Currency SymposiumThurs. 19 May, 10:30 -16:30pm; Seminar Room 5, St Anne’s College. Speakers: Eleni Philippou (Oxford); Kasia Szymanska (Oxford); Idan Gillo (Stanford); Anat Weisman (BGU); Shira Stav (BGU); Roy Greenwald (BGU)

Week 5 – Fiction and Other Minds: Enacting Fictional SpaceWed. 24 May 2017, 5:15 -7:15pm; Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building. Speaker: Merja Polvinen (Helsinki); Respondent: Terence Cave (Oxford)

The OCCT 2017 Trinity programme can be found here – a detailed description of each individual event, here.

OCCT is a Divisional research programme supported by TORCH and St Anne’s College. Our organising committee includes Prof Matthew Reynolds, Prof Adriana X. Jacobs, Prof Mohamed-Salah Omri, Dr Eleni Philippou, Dr Peter Hill, Ms Karolina Watroba, Ms Kate Costello, Ms Valeria Taddei, Dr Kasia Szymanska, Prof Ben Morgan, Prof Patrick McGuinness