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Apply now: Teaching Associate in Modern Literature, University of Sheffield

A fixed-term, full time post is advertised at the University of Sheffield (deadline December 12).

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: The School of English at Trinity College Dublin


The School of English at Trinity College Dublin wishes to appoint a part-time Research Assistant to work for a period of 12 months to assist with the project ‘Yeats and the Writing of Art’. This is an interdisciplinary research project investigating the extensive relationship between the work of W.B. Yeats and the visual arts in relation to nineteenth- and twentieth-century art writing. The project is funded by the Irish Research Council under the New Horizons Research Project Grant Scheme.

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Funded PhD @ Exeter: Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation Studentship

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Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation Studentship Ref: 1873

About the award

The West country has a rich tradition of writing that forges literary identities out of experiences or memories of specific places, from Wordsworth and Coleridge walking the Quantocks to Hardy’s nostalgia for Wessex. Many of these writers took an active interest in farming and husbandry (Henry Williamson, Ted Hughes), as well as in the local legends and songs of the area (Sabine Baring-Gould), and the stories of local communities (Eden Phillpotts). And these writers often collaborated or developed literary networks that provided a focus as well as a viable cultural alternative to metropolitan groups, such as the Bloomsbury set. Our proposal, therefore, is to examine literary and creative networks in the south-west: their heritage, connections with the land and environment, and their attachment to particular sites of writing, art, and/or music. The Ronald Duncan archive will provide a fascinating and rich set of resources for this PhD through an examination of Duncan’s engagement with the south-west landscape, his interest in agriculture and husbandry and works such as Where I Live, Devon and Cornwall and Journal of a Husbandman, as well as his creation of the Devon festival in the 1950s. The PhD would also explore Duncan’s tangled position within a number of local and metropolitan literary networks, placing his life and career within a broader history of literary networks and regional literary culture.

For this project, the resources of the Ronald Duncan archive will be supplemented by other collections from south-west writers held by The University of Exeter Special Collections. It has, for example, archives of Williamson, Hughes, the library of Baring-Gould, and other local writers, and the region has a rich history of writers visiting and writing about the area (George Eliot, George Henry Lewes, Charles Kingsley, Philip Gosse, George Tugwell, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and many others) that would afford a unique opportunity to research the imaginative place of literature in the West country.

Primary Supervisor: Professor Nick Groom

Professor Groom’s work investigates questions of authenticity and the emergence of national and regional identities. This interest began in his first book, a study of the formation of the English ballad tradition (The Making of Percy’s Reliques, Clarendon Press, 1999). In recent years, his work has become more interdisciplinary. His cultural history of The Union Jack(Atlantic, 2006; paperbacked 2007), examined expressions of British identities. Most recently, his study on the history of representations of the English environment was published in November 2013 as The Seasons: An Elegy for the Passing of the Year (Atlantic). It was shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Prize and runner-up for the Countryfile Book of the Year. In the meantime his acclaimed book The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction was published by OUP in 2012 as a part of a long-term project rethinking the Gothic past in political and historicist terms. Professor Groom also has a strong interest in literature and place, as well as south-west writing.   He is co-director of ECLIPSE (Exeter Centre for Literatures of Identity, Place, and Sustainability).


Application deadline: 29th June 2015
Number of awards: 1
Value: £14,057 plus UK/EU tuition fees for eligible students
Duration of award: per year
Contact: Dr Matt Barber

How to apply

Entry criteria

We invite applications from candidates with a strong academic background in English Literary Studies, and a clear and engaging research proposal which can be developed through available research supervision. Successful applicants normally have a good first degree (at least 2.1, or international equivalent) in a relevant field of humanities, and have obtained, or are currently working towards a Masters degree at Merit level, or international equivalent, in modern and contemporary literature. If English is not your native language, you will also need to satisfy the English language entry requirements of the University of Exeter.

To apply

Applicants should complete an online web form and upload a one page CV, a research proposal of no more than 1,000 words, outlining the particular area or approach to this subject that they would like to undertake, transcripts, and two academic references and, if relevant, proof of English language proficiency, by 29 June 2015.

Applicants should ensure that the referees email their references in the form of a letter to the Postgraduate Administrator at by 29 June 2015. The responsibility for ensuring that references are received by the deadline rests with the candidates. Referees must email their references to us from their institutional email accounts (references sent from personal/private email accounts will not be accepted unless in the form of a scanned document on institutional headed paper and signed by the referee).

All application documents must be submitted in English. Certified translated copies of academic qualifications must also be provided.

More information

If you have any queries or would like to discuss this opportunity before applying, please contact Professor Nick Groom at

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact:

Postgraduate Administrator at:
College of Humanities Graduate School, University of Exeter
Queen’s Building, The Queen’s Drive
Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QH

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Oxford: Stipendiary Lectureship in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century English Literature

University of Oxford

Stipendiary Lectureship in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century English Literature

University of Oxford – Keble College

The college proposes to elect a Stipendiary Lecturer in English with effect from 1 October 2015 until 30 June 2016. This is a fixed-term, non-renewable appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute teaching on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature (Papers 3 and 4 of Preliminary Examinations), and to contribute teaching towards the Introduction to English Language and Literature (Paper 1 of Preliminary Examinations). They will give 6 hours of tutorials per week. An ability to teach prose fiction across both nineteenth and twentieth centuries will be particularly desirable. In addition, the person appointed will be required to assist with the routine administration and organization of teaching in this area, undergraduate admissions, and the pastoral care of students. Candidates should have completed, or be near to completing, a doctorate and should be able to demonstrate some relevant teaching experience.

The basic stipend will be pro rata according to the Senior Tutors’ Committee recommended scale for Stipendiary Lecturers from £12,757 to £14,348 (current rates) according to experience.  Contributory membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme is available. The Lecturer will be entitled to 6 free meals per week at Common Table.  There is an academic allowance of £321.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Dr Matthew Bevis ( Further particulars are available from the Senior Tutor, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG ( or at

Applications should reach the Senior Tutor at the address above not later than 12 noon Thursday 18 June 2015. They should contain brief particulars of the candidate, including a summary of career and details of education, degrees and other qualifications; experience in teaching, research or other employment; research in progress or planned; details of publications, prizes or awards (if any); and the names and addresses of two referees who can speak with detailed knowledge about the candidate. Candidates should also ask their referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor by the same date.  It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week beginning 6 July.

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AHRC POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Literary Cosmopolitanism in the English Fin de Siècle) (1.0 FTE)

Salary: £30,434 – £37,394 per annum (pro rata)

This full-time post is offered from 1 October 2015 (or as soon as possible after this date), for a fixed term of 6 months.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the individual will work under the direction of Dr Stefano Evangelista (Trinity College) on a project entitled The Love of Strangers: Literary Cosmopolitanism in the English Fin de Siècle, which explores how cosmopolitanism offers a radical alternative to the ideology of nationalism, asking individuals to imagine themselves as part of a community that goes beyond national and linguistic boundaries. The RA will work in close collaboration with the PI and will carry out research on behalf of the PI into how cosmopolitanism is discussed in the period 1880-1900 by certain French writers and in a number of French periodicals; carry out independent research that will lead to a publication (such as a peer-reviewed journal article or book chapter) in this area; and collaborate with the PI in organising and leading two graduate workshops in London and Paris and a major international conference, funded by the fellowship, to take place in Oxford in March 2016.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in modern French literature or comparative literature (which must have been awarded by the time the individual takes up the post); fluency in French; experience of working on printed sources, journals and periodicals, and in researching these sources through on-line databases; accuracy in transcription and strong organizational and administrative skills.

Further particulars (which all applicants must consult) are available at:

Applications (which should include a CV, supporting statement and a sample of written work (max. 7,500 words)) should be made online via the link above by 12 noon on Friday 12 June 2015.

References should also be submitted electronically by this date, to

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Call for Nominations: BAMS Postgraduate Representatives

2014 Election of Postgraduate Representatives on the British Association for Modernist Studies Executive Steering Committee

Nominees for two two-year postgraduate representative positions are sought from registered doctoral students who have completed their first year of study. The elected representatives will join Sarah Chadfield (RHUL) and Sophie Oliver (RHUL), who were elected at the beginning of 2014. The roles involve regular attendance at committee meetings (two to three times a year), administrative support for BAMS events (notably the annual postgraduate training symposium and the postgraduate conference New Work in Modernist Studies), maintenance of the membership database, information dissemination, and contribution to BAMS’ online presence. Candidates require a nomination from an existing member of BAMS and must themselves be members of the association. The final selection will be made through an on-line election process open to all BAMS members. Candidates are asked to submit a brief biography as well as a 250-word proposal outlining their vision for the future of BAMS, their suitability for the role, and their envisaged contribution to the association. The name of the nominator should be included in the proposal. Applications should be emailed to Rebecca Beasley no later than 31 October 2014. Information about the positions can be directed to: Rebecca Beasley (Chair) ( Alex Goody (Secretary) ( or to the current postgraduate representatives: Sarah Chadfield ( Chris Mourant ( Sophie Oliver (


Lecturer in English Studies (Modern Literature), Durham University

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates who have research and teaching interests in twentieth-century literature. The successful candidate will be expected to have an excellent publication record and research profile, which will complement the Department’s existing strengths in twentieth-century British literary studies. He or she will also be able to make a significant contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and including research supervision.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UNSW

The Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia was established in 2010 as a Research Centre within the School of the Arts and Media. Directed by Professor Julian Murphet, it consolidates existing research strengths in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and fosters relationships with the Faculty of the Built Environment and the College of Fine Arts. The Centre provides national leadership in Modernism Studies, and as a Sister Centre to the Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex, is instrumental in fostering an international research nexus with specializations in all areas of Modernism Studies.

The Faculty is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow in the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia in     Film and/or Theatre Studies, with a particular focus on modernism. The successful candidate will join a vibrant research culture, participate in Centre activities and pursue an independent research project.

The position is full-time and will be offered on the basis of a fixed-term employment contract for two years.

Applicants should read the position description and systematically address the selection criteria in their application.

An applicant may be required to undergo a pre-employment check prior to appointment to the position.


Teaching Fellow in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature – UCL

The successful candidate will be expected to teach on the undergraduate Modern Literature I (1900-1945) course, and to contribute to the MA English: Issues in Modern Culture programme and the following first-year undergraduate courses: Narrative Texts, Criticism and Theory, and Intellectual and Cultural Sources. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to provide one-to-one tutorials to undergraduate students and to undertake the normal duties of teaching administration and the provision of pastoral care and support to tutorial students.

The position is for a 7-month period from 15 September 2014 to 14 April 2015.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate scholarship in 20th-Century British and American literature and have a PhD in English, either gained or submitted by the start of the appointment. They must also have previous experience of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the Departmental Administrator, Stephen Cadywold,  , 020 7679 3135.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 5.00 p.m.

Interview Date: Week commencing 30 June 2014

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