Fully-funded PhD Studentship at Loughborough University

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship funded by the Graduate
School to start in April 2016 (or a mutually agreed date). The project
will be based in the School of the Arts, English and Drama at
Loughborough University.

The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr Lise
Jaillant, who is currently researching a large-scale project,
Professing Creative Writing: A History of Writers and Scholars in
Anglophone Universities. It will be the first institutional and
cultural history of creative writing programmes in universities in
North America, Britain and Australia, from the 1930s to the present

We welcome the submission of high-quality proposals on any topic that
will complement this project. Examples of possible topics:

Literary prizes, festivals and creative writing in Britain from the
1970s to the present day
The links between the publishing industry and creative writing programmes
The rise of creative writing programmes in Continental Europe

Experience of archival work and/ or oral history interviews will be an

The studentship will be paid for a period of up to three years,
starting in April 2016 (or a mutually agreed date), and will cover
tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, and provide a tax-free stipend of
£14,057 per annum. The value of the stipend in years two and three
will increase in line with Research Council recommended values.
International (non EU) students may apply but will need to find the
difference in fees between those for a ‘UK/EU’ and ‘international’
student themselves.

Students will normally need to hold, or expect to gain, at least a 2:1
degree (or equivalent) in English, history, sociology or another
field.  A relevant Master’s degree and/or relevant professional
experience will be an advantage.

General information about the School of the Arts, English and Drama
can be found at

For informal enquiries about the project, please contact Dr Lise
Jaillant at l.jaillant(at)

As part of your application you will be required to submit a detailed
research proposal. This should give the title of your proposed
research and a 700-word description of your topic (including

To apply, please complete the online application using the following
link: Under programme
name, please select ‘English’

The closing date for applications is 15 February 2016.
Interviews (in person or via Skype) will take place the week
commencing 29 February 2016.

Please quote the following reference when applying: GSNS2015SAED/LJ