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Performing the Past: explorations of performativity across the literary, visual and sonic arts in the modern and contemporary period

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  • Full or part time
    Dr A Janus
    Dr A Bryzgel
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
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Project Description

Recent developments across literary theory, performance studies, media theory, visual culture, sound-studies and post-deconstructive thought have increasingly focused on the performative and material specificity of the arts and creative practices, and on the way in which these produce or perform ‘presence’ as a tangible, material, perceptual event, however ephemeral or fleeting this may be.

A project exploring these questions in or across any medium (literature, music, theatre, performance art) in the modern and contemporary period is just one example of the sort of project that might be available in this research group. The precise project will be decided upon in consultation with the supervisor.

The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture has a lively postgraduate community. Postgraduate students are offered a comprehensive programme of research skills training.

Funding Notes

This project is funded by a University of Aberdeen Elphinstone Scholarship. An Elphinstone Scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees, whether Home, EU or Overseas.

Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit. For information about English-language requirements, see

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FTE Category A staff submitted: 21.50

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