The Department of Comparative Literature at UC Davis is pleased to announce the launch of a new two-year, thesis-based MA program. This freestanding M.A. program will prepare students for doctoral research or professional employment. The program combines core courses on the theory and practice of comparison with broad opportunities for work in specific languages and literatures. Students will write a Masters thesis with the support of a thesis committee and a collaborative thesis-writing group. The first round of applications will be due by 15 January 2018. For more information see here, or contact Stefan Uhlig at email@example.com.
The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University (Denmark) invites applications for a position as assistant professor in comparative literature. The assistant professorship is a full-time, three-year training position, and subject to appropriate funding there will be an opportunity to apply for a subsequent associate professorship. The assistant professorship is located at the Department of Comparative Literature and Rhetoric and is available from 1 November 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful applicant will work at Langelandsgade 139, 8000 Aarhus C.
We are seeking an innovative and dedicated candidate who will contribute to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. The successful applicant must have strong academic competences within comparative literature and the cultural, social and material contexts of literature. Furthermore, applicants should have qualifications in research in literature and literary history in at least two languages.
We are looking for a dedicated candidate who has strong research experience in the comparative dimension of literary studies as well as in the relationship of literature to broader cultural, social and material contexts. Applicants must submit a 3-5 year research plan within this area and must reflect on how the proposed research can contribute to the integration of the historical and the cultural/social/material dimension in literary courses at both the BA and MA level.
The School of Communication and Culture places emphasis on research of a high international standard, including interdisciplinary collaboration, participation in collective research projects and the attraction of external research funding.
The White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York) welcomes applications for doctoral study in “The Emergence 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 standard 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.
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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.
Postgraduate funding at Royal Holloway, University of London for outstanding students in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
The Department is able to nominate students for the AHRC TECHNE studentship competition. Information about applying for an AHRC TECHNE studentship and an application form can be found on the College AHRC web page. More information about the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership is on the TECHNE website.
Royal Holloway also has a number of College Studentships available. Please note that students who apply for a TECHNE award will be considered automatically for a College Scholarship.
Note that the deadline for Techne and College applications with the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway is Monday 16th January at 4pm (references must be received by 29th January).
TECHNE is led by Royal Holloway. The other member institutions are: Brighton, Kingston, Roehampton, University of the Arts London, Royal College of Art and Surrey. TECHNE’s vision is to produce highly motivated scholars prepared for careers inside and outside of academia. TECHNE has 14 organisational partners which include the Barbican, The National Archives, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and Science Museum.
Current research expertise in the School includes: Animal Studies, Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene, Translation, Gender Studies, Trauma Studies, Critical and Cultural Theory, and Globalisation and Consumer Culture. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary projects https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/mllc/home.aspx
Masters by Research Fee Waiver
Funding for Master of Arts by Research in French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian and Comparative Literature and Culture in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures is pleased to invite applications for Master of Arts by Research fee waiver (equivalent to a fee waiver at home/EU rate) and bursaries of £1000 (note that these may not be awarded concurrently).
This is a flexible programme offering in-depth, directed research on a topic of your choice which will allow you to gain new insights in critical and literary theory, literature, continental philosophy, film, cultural studies or the visual arts in Comparative Literature and Culture, French, German, Hispanic Studies or Italian. You will receive one-to-one supervision, feedback and support but also benefit from a taught course to hone your skills in critical analysis. As a postgraduate student at Royal Holloway, you will join an energetic research community with the opportunity for personal and research development training.
Previous knowledge of a language is not always necessary. For more information, and for guidelines on submitting a research proposal, click here.
Deadline for Masters by Research fee waiver applications: 20th February 2017 at 4pm.
ERC-funded project “Multilingual Locals and Significant Geographies: a new approach to world literature”
We are delighted to advertise a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship on “English in India and Indian literature in the English world” as part of our ERC project Multilingual Locals and Significant Geographies: a bottom-up approach to world literature, to begin in September 2016.
This is an exciting opportunity to take part in an ERC-funded project that aims to develop a multilingual approach to literary history, comparing the cases of North India, the Maghreb, and the Horn of Africa at three historical “moments”: the late pre-colonial and colonial periods, decolonization, and the last twenty years, when the idea of world literature has gained new intellectual and popular traction and has become more and more associated with English. The successful candidate will have a PhD in one of the following areas: postcolonial English literature with a focus on North India; Indian literature (preferably English and/or Urdu) in the English-speaking world; comparative modern English and Urdu literature. A reading knowledge of a north Indian language (most preferably Urdu) is required.
You will be part of a team of two researchers, three postdocs, and three PhD students working on multilingual North India, the Maghreb, and the Horn of Africa. You will lead the research strand on English literature in North India and Indian literature in the English world: you will undertake original research in one or more genres, authors, or problematics of English in India (with special focus on North India), and in the circulation and reception of Indian literature in the English world. You will help develop a paradigm for the study of English literature in north India during the period covered by the project, and for “thinking together” and connecting English and Hindi/Urdu literatures. You will organise and co-ordinate the participation of scholars working on postcolonial/English literature; and help organise project activities in London, Europe and India. You will also take part in the Institute of World Literature summer school and present your findings at seminars, workshops, panels, and conferences, and generally contribute to the manifold activities of the project. Drive, enthusiasm and strong commitment to multilingual literary research are essential. You will be asked to undertaking teaching for up to 3/6 hrs pw during term time.
For further information about the project and the position, or for details about application, please click here.
The closing date for applications is 21 March 2016.