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PhD Studentship: Avant-Garde Writing, Technology and the Everyday – Oxford Brookes

A PhD Studentship is available in the Department of English and Modern Languages at Oxford Brookes University, to begin in September 2016.

About the studentship

Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a full-time PhD Studentship in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences starting on the 19th September 2016. Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship in ‘Avant-Garde Writing, Technology and the Everyday’.

The supervisory team will be led by Professor Alex Goody (Twentieth-Century Literature), with Dr Eric White (American Literature).

We are interested in proposals that examine the interactions between the avant-garde writers of modernism and its aftermath and the technological world of the twentieth century. The proposed research should aim to produce a new account of the relationship between the modernist ‘revolution of the word’ and the contingencies and externalities of living in a modern world radically reconfigured through technology (such as transport, inscription, information, communication, surveillance, prosthesis, augmentation and warfare).

A full project description will be provided in the application pack.

Stipend and fees

The successful candidate will receive an annual payment of £14,000 as a stipend towards living expenses for a maximum of three years.

Home/EU fees will be covered by the Department of English and Modern Languages for a maximum of three years.

About the department

As a successful applicant, you will be supported by an inter-disciplinary team and will join a supportive and research-active Department.  For more information on the Department of English and Modern Languages, visit


Applications are invited from Home/EU students only. We are looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality and who is capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years. Applicants are expected to have completed a relevant Masters degree prior to the Studentship start date.

The Studentship holder may also be required to complete supplementary research methods training in their first year of study. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities and be fluent in spoken and written English.

Deadline and interview dates

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 25th May 2016.

Interviews will be held on the week commencing: 20th June 2016

How to apply

To request an application pack, a project description and for further details of how to apply, please contact

Please specify which studentship you are applying for by quoting the following in the subject heading:  HSS015, Goody and White


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