STOP PRESS! PhD opportunity…

May 14, 2009

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APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR AN AHRC COLLABORATIVE DOCTORAL AWARD STUDENTSHIP

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH (ENGLISH LITERATURE, SCHOOL OF LITERATURES, LANGUAGES AND CULTURES) AND THE SCOTTISH POETRY LIBRARY.     

The Studentship

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded Collaborative PhD Research Studentship, held jointly by the University of Edinburgh department of English Literature and the Scottish Poetry Library, for research on ‘Culture in Conflict: The Moment of Concrete and the Development of Scottish Poetics’.  The project will focus on the period 1960-1980, exploring the contributions of  Edwin Morgan and Ian Hamilton Finlay to the shaping of a Scottish response to the ‘concrete international’ and the development of ‘concrete’ techniques into other forms of narrative and visual texts.  

The studentship offers an outstanding opportunity to pursue a fully-funded PhD while gaining work experience in research-related areas, including training in library archive management and exhibition curation.  The studentship is funded for three years and will begin in September or October 2009.

Candidates should have a relevant undergraduate degree and should have completed a postgraduate master’s degree by September 2009.

AHRC website: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Pages/default.aspx

For further details contact Professor Laura Marcus, email: laura.marcus@ed.ac.uk.  

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, outlining qualifications for the studentship and the names and contact details of two academic referees.   They should also submit a writing sample (for example, a Masters’ programme term paper or a chapter of a dissertation).    Applications should be submitted to: Professor Laura Marcus, English Literature, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, David Hume Tower, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JX (laura.marcus@ed.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications:  Monday June 8th.  Interviews will be held at the beginning of July.

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