Reference number: SAED2019
Start date of studentship: 1 October 2019
Closing date of advert: 1 April 2019
Interview date: End of April
The School of the Arts, English and Drama invites applications for five fully funded studentships. In addition, we have a sixth studentship available specifically for the School's Centre for Doctoral Training in ‘Feminism, Sexual Politics, and Visual Culture'. We are looking for highly motivated scholars and practitioners who are keen to contribute to the School's vibrant research culture. The School of the Arts, English and Drama welcomes applications in any area relevant to research conducted in our School and in particular work that is aligned with our research groups and four key research themes, namely:
The Applied Storytelling research theme is led by Professor Mike Wilson and pursues research in the application of storytelling to social development and policy in areas relating to Environment, Education, Health and Social Justice.
Arts and Heritage
This Arts and Heritage research theme is led by Professor Phillip Lindley and interprets ‘Arts' and ‘Heritage' in the widest possible sense. Arts practitioners and theorists, Architectural and Art Historians are included, as are Design historians, theorists and practitioners.
Genders and Identities
The Genders and Identities theme is led by Professor Hilary Robinson. The Genders and Identities theme would especially welcome research proposals focused on one of the following subjects: Feminist making and doing and Critical race theory, national and trans-national identities.
In addition, the School's Centre for Doctoral Training in ‘Feminism, Sexual Politics, and Visual Culture' invites research proposals on the subject of Post-human bodies.
Textual Editing and Interpretation
The Textual Editing and Interpretation theme is led by Professor Jenny Fry and focuses on the creation, use and theorisation of text and text-based objects. Plural definitions of ‘text' are encompassed by the theme making it relevant to researchers across different knowledge domains using a variety of approaches and methods.
Find out more about the School's research themes, mini-CDT and research groups.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify and contact a potential supervisor for their research project before submitting an application. If you would like advice in this regard, please contact Dr Brian Jarvis (Director of Doctoral Programmes).
Applicants should have at least a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) and a Master's degree in a relevant subject area. For practice-based research projects, relevant experience will need to be demonstrated.
Name: Emma Nadin
Email address: [email protected]
Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 228901
How to apply:
All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name: PhD in Arts, or PhD in English, Drama and Publishing.
Please quote reference number: SAED2019
The studentships are open to well qualified and highly motivated UK/EU graduates with backgrounds in relevant disciplines. Each studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £14,777 per annum, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. International (non-UK/EU) students may apply, however, the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee. Studentships are for three years and all candidates will be expected to register for 1 October 2019.