Stipendiary Lectureship in English – Oxford

St Hugh’s College, Oxford
Stipendiary Lectureship in English
St Hugh’s College proposes to appoint a seven-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in English,specialising in the modern and/or Victorian period, with effect from 1 October 2014 until 30 September 2016. This appointment is to fulfil teaching needs arising from a period of academic leave granted to a current post holder, and is non-renewable.
The Lecturer will be expected to teach undergraduates (in tutorials and classes) for seven hours each week averaged over the three terms (twenty-four weeks) of each academic year. In addition, the Lecturer will be expected to deliver eight lectures per academic year in the Faculty of English in the modern and/or Victorian period. 
The Lecturer will be expected to play a full role in the running of English and its joint schools in the College, including arranging tuition, participating fully in the admissions process, setting and marking college examinations, and assisting with the pastoral care of undergraduates.

Further details are available on 
the College website. The closing date for applications is Noon on Friday 27 June 2014.
St Hugh’s College, Oxford is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Associate Professorship in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Irish Literature, Oxford University

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty is advertising a new Associate Professorship in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Irish Literature, in association with Hertford College, to start on 1 October 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary range is £43,745 to £58,739 p.a. Please feel free to forward this vacancy to anyone who might be interested.
The appointed person will be required to provide thirty-six lectures per year or equivalent (in lectures and classes) for the English Faculty; to provide, for every week of full term, six hours per week of tutorial teaching or equivalent for the College; and to undertake examining and graduate supervision when requested. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a relevant field, an excellent record in teaching, research and published scholarship in Irish literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and will be able to supervise and examine graduates in this field. The College requirements for teaching are for small-group and tutorial teaching from 1830-present. The appointed person will also be expected to contribute to administration in the Faculty and the College.
Further information (including details about how to apply) can be obtained from
The closing date for applications is 12.00 pm (noon) on Friday 28th February 2014.
Best wishes

Dr Lindsay Rudge
Head of Administration and Finance

Faculty of English Language and Literature
St Cross Building
Manor Road

01865 (2)71096


Part-time job in Oxford, Comp Lit Co-ordinator, Deadline: noon 17/01

Applications are invited for a Programme Co-ordinator for the Research Programme in Comparative Criticism and Translation. This is an eight month fixed-term post financed by the John Fell OUP Research Fund, starting on 1 February 2014 and finishing on 30 September 2014. This post is a part-time appointment (30% FTE) and the salary is £29,541 p.a (pro rata).

This post will suit a postdoctoral researcher working on comparative topics.

Duties will include:

· Co-ordinating research events, contacting speakers, arranging rooms, travel, publicity etc.

· Editing and writing content for the new website, including literature reviews, online discussions and podcasts.

· Contributing to the intellectual content of the Programme’s annual conference in September and taking the lead role in its organisation, including managing the budget.

· Helping in the preparation of external grant applications.

· Managing the Programme’s communications both within and beyond Oxford.

· Contributing to the intellectual direction of the Programme.

Please send a CV and letter outlining your suitability to the post to by 12.00 midday on Friday 17 January 2014.

Information about the Research Programme in Comparative Criticism and Translation can be found at The Programme is supported by the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, St Anne’s College, and the John Fell OUP Research Fund.


B-Side Modernism Fellowship

Danowski’s synoptic ambition—to collect literally all poetry in English published in the twentieth century, including the independent journals, short-run chapbooks and broadsides that gave Modernism its distinctive energy—has created an opportunity to examine the materials out of which our accounts of the century – both the longstanding ones and the most recent efforts to revise them—have been made, but without the influence of a shaping hand.

The “B-Side Modernism” fellowship takes the shapelessness of “everything,” as defined by the Danowski collection, as a provocation to investigate the divergences between canonical accounts of Modernism in poetry, music, philosophy and art, and to explore the many roads not taken, whether they manifest in the unedited arc of a career, in the one-off achievement, or the unclassified ephemera of a moment. Our solicitation to potential fellows: What else might Modernism have been?

The fellowship provides funding for travel and research in the collection, and offers an opportunity for publication in and for participation in the B-Side conference in Atlanta in January 2014.

Relevant Dates

Dec 20, 2013: Proposal deadline
July 1, 2014: Deadline for fellows to submit their list of archive materials and abstract of proposed work on them
September 1, 2014: Deadline for fellows to submit their papers
January 23-24, 2015: B-side conference in Atlanta, GA


A. Fellows are expected to complete their visit having selected 10-15 texts. Some of these should be appropriate for inclusion in an online “B-Side playlist,” an exhibition consisting of electronic images of texts and excerpts from the fellows’ selections. This “playlist” will be part of a special “B-Side” feature on, slated for late 2014.

B. Fellows are expected to develop a publishable article based on texts they have selected and/or their work with the Danowski Library during the Fellowship visit. Ideally, the article will be included in the late 2014 special feature. Publication is subject to editorial board review and approval.


The full research proposal must include the following:

1) Your name and current contact information (mailing address, telephone number, email address).

2) A concise summary of the proposed research (250 words).

3) A full project statement for the proposed research (1000-1500 words).

We are aware that research plans might change once scholars have access to the collection, so while we need to see a plan at this stage, applicants should be assured that we are also open to discovery. The project statement should:

• define the scope of the research (e.g. time period, author or set of authors, journal run, or a specific set of aesthetic tendencies or commitments) as well as the rationale for this scope.
• situate the research in the context of current work being done on poetry within the framework of modernism.
• explain the role this research will play in helping to create a “B-Side” playlist and generating contribution to a special “Modernism: The B-Side” feature issue.
• explain your qualifications for undertaking this research.

4) A short bibliography of relevant holdings in the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library (no more than 10 items). Explore the catalogued holdings of the Danowski Library at discoverE. Enter “danowski” on the main search page. Click on “Raymond Danowski Poetry Library collection” to get the entry for the collection. Then click on the Author entry, “Raymond Danowski collector” to get a current list of catalogued holdings. Once in the list of holdings, you can further narrow your search by selecting date limitations under “Publication Date” in the menu at the left margin.

5) Proposed dates of visit to the collection. Fellows should plan to visit the collection for 4-5 consecutive days (spending four nights) with a start date between January 15, 2014 and May 15, 2014. As you consider these dates, bear in mind that the research will ideally culminate in an article for a special “B-Side Modernism” feature on nonsite set to launch in November, 2014. Final drafts of articles are due by no later than October 1, 2014; travel to the collection should be planned accordingly.

6) A current curriculum vitae with at least three references.

Please submit proposals as a single PDF file via the submission manager at Select the category “B-Side/Danowski Fellowship.” Do not submit under “Poetry” or “Articles and Essays.”


Lecturer in Modern Literature and Gender, Birkbeck

Job Description

Applications are invited for a temporary Lectureship in Modern Literature and Gender in the Department of English and Humanities. The post replaces Dr Heike Bauer who is taking up an AHRC fellowship.

You will be involved in our lively research community and will make a contribution to the Department’s research culture. You will contribute to the delivery of BA programmes, primarily the interdisciplinary BA Arts and Humanities, including sole responsibility for the option modules ‘Sexuality & Modernity: Reading across Cultures’ and ‘Narratives of the Body’, as well as contributing to core modules; will convene and teach the MA option module ‘Twenty-First-Century Feminist Fiction and the World in Crisis’, offered jointly to the taught MA programmes in Modern and Contemporary Literature, and in Critical and Cultural Studies, as well as contributing to core modules and to dissertation supervision; and may contribute to training and research skills sessions for research students. You will participate appropriately in departmental administration.

Candidate Requirements

You should have a good first degree and have completed a PhD in a relevant subject area, and show evidence of published research. Teaching experience at postgraduate degree level is desirable, as is administrative experience. Some expertise in late-Victorian literature and culture will be an advantage.

For further details, see:


Postdoctoral Fellowship on the MoI Project


Applications are invited for a research assistantship, which will be part of a major research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The post is available from 2 January 2014 for a fixed term until 31 December 2017.

The Project: ‘Make Do and Mend’ – A Publishing and Communications History of the Ministry of Information (MOI), 1939-45

The AHRC research grant will support a four-year project based at the Institute of English Studies, a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. The project will be led by Professor Simon Eliot of the Institute of English Studies as principal investigator, with Paul Vetch of the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London as co-principal investigator. ‘Make Do and Mend’ is in partnership with the National Archives at Kew, and will work closely with the Imperial War Museum, the Mass Observation Archives at Sussex University, and with the BBC archives at Caversham.

The ground-breaking project aims to address a glaring gap in the history of 20th century Britain. Despite its immortalisation as ‘The Ministry of Truth’ by George Orwell in his novel 1984 and its important role as the public information authority and publicity agent of the British government during the Second World War, relatively little scholarly research has been done on the Ministry of Information.

The project will address some of the historical and cultural problems raised by the MOI by using the discipline of publishing history which, for the first time, will be applied systematically to government institutions.

The Project will pursue the following main objectives:
•To explore the MOI as a Publishing Enterprise from 1939 to 1945.
•To investigate the MOI as a Communications Network.
•To study the MOI as a social, political, and cultural institution by assessing its impact on the broader contexts in which it operated.

The project will analyse an extensive array of primary resources and plans to interview as many as possible of those whose lives and opinions were in some way affected by the Ministry’s output. Much of the material collected will be made publicly available in the form of a virtual museum and archive. A public exhibition is also planned.

Further information regarding the Make Do and Mend Project can be found here:

Further Information:

To apply for this post, please click on the Apply button below. Please submit a full CV and a cover letter before the closing date on Sunday, 24 November 2013.

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 2nd December 2013.

For more information, visit:


Job vacancy: King’s College London, Lecturer in English Literature 1900-1945

Jobs Postgraduate

BAMS Call for Nominations – deadline: Thursday 31 October

Call for Nominations

2013 Election of the British Association for Modernist Studies Executive Steering Committee and two Postgraduate Representatives.

On 31 December, the three-year terms of the members of the first executive steering committee will come to an end. We now invite nominations for membership of the steering committee and for two postgraduate representatives, for election before that date.

Nominees for membership of the steering committee will ideally be in academic posts, as members are expected to take a turn in hosting executive meetings and the annual postgraduate training symposium, and to fund their attendance at BAMS events and meetings (financial support is provided for postgraduate representatives only). According to the BAMS constitution existing committee members are eligible for re-election at the conclusion of their term of office for a maximum of two more consecutive periods. Although it is expected that a minority of current members of the committee will stand for re-election, prospective new members are very warmly invited to stand. Nominees may, if they wish, express interest in one of the named officer positions: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Web Administrator.

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 Chris Mourant (KCL), who was elected at the beginning of 2013.

Members of the steering committee attend approximately two committee meetings a year, organise an annual postgraduate training symposium, operate membership of the association, maintain and develop BAMS’ online presence, support existing modernist programmes and events (such as the several modernism centres and seminars) and generally promote modernist activity in Britain. A BAMS Conference, Modernism Now, will take place in June 2014.

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 Andrew Thacker ( no later than October 31 2013.

Information about the positions can be directed to:
Andrew Thacker (Chair) (
Rebecca Beasley (Secretary) (

For information about becoming a postgraduate representative, enquiries can also be directed to:
Chris Mourant (


2 x Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Modern English Literature, University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham wishes to appoint TWO Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in English Literature with teaching and research interests in any area of British Literature after 1900 and/or world literatures in English. The posts will commence on 1st September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter. We seek individuals who will make an outstanding contribution to the research profile of the Division of English Literature and Creative Writing, and will be able to teach across a wide range of relevant modules. It could be an advantage if one of the appointees complements our strengths in research and teaching in new interdisciplinary or digital humanities.

Closing date: 7 May 2013

A full job description is available in PDF format:


Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London, deadline 22 March

Birkbeck College, University of London

Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Cultural Studies

Birkbeck College, University of London -Department of English and Humanities

Job Description

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture in the Department of English and Humanities.

 You will be involved in our lively research community and will make a full contribution to the Department’s international research profile.

You will contribute to the delivery of the BA English and the interdisciplinary BA Arts and Humanities, and to the taught MA programmes in Modern and Contemporary Literature, in ontemporary Literature and Culture and in Critical and Cultural Studies, and undertake the supervision of research students. You will participate appropriately in departmental administration, including, in the first instance, directing the MA in Contemporary Literature and Culture.

 Candidate Requirements

You should have a good first degree and have ideally completed, or be near to completion of, a PhD in a relevant subject area, and show evidence of published research or exceptional potential. Teaching experience at postgraduate degree level is desirable, as is administrative experience.

Applicants with a strong interest in contemporary culture who are able to contribute to interdisciplinary teaching and research are particularly welcome. Expertise in the area of Medical Humanities is desirable.

About the Department

For more information, please visit the School web page:

Further Information

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Alison Finlay, Head of Department, English and Humanities, Birkbeck, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX. (tel: 020 3073 8417, e-mail:

 Salary: £34,307 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

This job is a full-time, open-ended position, with an expected start date of 1 September 2013. The initial salary award will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment may be subject to a probationary period of up to three years. Annual leave is 25 days per year, plus an additional six days when the College is closed during the spring and winter breaks. This is in addition to the eight bank holidays.

The post is superannuable under the USS scheme (Universities Superannuation Scheme). This is a defined benefit scheme, and is often substantially more beneficial to the employee than a “money-purchase” scheme.

The closing date for completed applications is 23:59 on Friday 22 March 2013.

Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 29 April 2013.
Birkbeck is committed to providing the highest quality academic and working environment where all staff, students, visitors and contractors are employed, welcomed, respected and treated in a consistent and non-discriminatory manner. This approach will be applied irrespective of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or faith, political belief and social status.