Postgraduate Studentships

Funded PhD Studentship: Transnational Modernisms

Funded PhD Studentship in Transnational Modernisms, Leeds Trinity University


We seek 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. We would particularly welcome projects that are sensitive to the specifically linguistic dimensions of transnational modernism. 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.

Closing Date: 9.00am on 22nd June

Informal enquiries: Juliette Taylor-Batty,

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