Sunday, March 29, 2009

Great opportunity for prospective PhD students

Please find below details of two AHRC-funded studentships, which offer a great
opportunity for prospective PhD students with an interest in manuscript culture
and/or sixteenth-century poetry. Please do pass on details to your MA students.
An advert will be appearing on, but further details and an
application form can be downloaded from the web address at the end of the
message below.

2 AHRC studentships on Early Modern Manuscript Poetry, University of Sheffield

The two PhD studentships, based in the School of English, are tenable for three
years from 1 October 2009 as part of the AHRC-funded research project on Early
Modern Manuscript Poetry: Recovering our Scribal Heritage, led by Professor
Steven W. May (PI) and Cathy Shrank (Co-I). The two successful candidates will
complete a PhD thesis by producing a scholarly edition of one of two
manuscripts: Victoria and Albert MS Dyce 44 or British Library Harleian MS
7392(2), which between them contain works by some of our best-known Renaissance
writers, including John Donne, Thomas Nashe, Walter Ralegh, Philip Sidney, and
Elizabeth I.

Candidates should fulfil the AHRC eligibility criteria of being normally
resident in the UK and having completed, or be completing, an MA or equivalent
postgraduate degree. A good general knowledge of Renaissance literature is
desirable; preference may be given to those who have, or are studying for, a
Masters degree in Renaissance/Early Modern studies. Applicants should have good
IT skills.

Further information and application forms can be obtained from

Queries can also be directed to or

Closing date for applications: 1 May 2009.


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