Monday, March 29, 2010

Doctoral studentship at Warwick

[this news via The London Renaissance Seminar]

Doctoral Studentship (three years)
Centre for the Study of the Renaissance
£16,249 p.a. (£3,326 fees and £12,923 maintenance)

A doctoral studentship starting October 1st 2010 is being offered to work on a PhD within the framework of a five-year AHRC funded research project entitled “The Complete Works of James Shirley”. The General Editors of the Oxford University Press edition and the project investigators are Professor Eugene Giddens, Anglia Ruskin University, Dr Teresa Grant, University of Warwick and Dr Barbara Ravelhofer, Durham University. The studentship will be focused on one of the following: a) Shirley in print in the seventeenth century; b) Shirley’s cultural geographies, 1625-36 OR 1640-66; c) Shirley, Cavendish, and collaboration; d) Shirley on the Restoration stage; e) Shirley’s reception, 1700-1900. The student will be supervised by Dr Teresa Grant and based in the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick.

Applicants should have a first or good upper second class honours degree in the Humanities and an M.A. in a field related to their PhD proposal. These fields might include Shakespeare and/or early modern drama, Renaissance or Restoration Studies, History of the Book, Bibliography. Applicants are not expected to be experts on Shirley yet but should have a strong grasp of and interest in his dramatic and literary milieux, something that they should demonstrate in their application.

To apply, please forward the application package by email to Mrs Cheryl Cave at application should include a CV, the names and postal and email addresses of two referees, and up to 1000 words explaining which of the above topics interests you and why. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to send a sample (c. 5000 words) of relevant written work. Closing date for applications is Monday April 19th, 2010. Interviews will be held in May 2010.


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