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Modern and Contemporary French Poetic Practice

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  • Full or part time
    Dr E Wagstaff
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

A project with Dr Emma Wagstaff will investigate poetry in French in the Twentieth and/or Twenty-first centuries. The research may focus on developments in poetic form, poets’ engagement with other disciplines and media, the mutual influences between poetic practice and contemporary cultural phenomena, or the place of poetry in changing literary and technological landscapes.

Funding Notes

There are a limited number of funding opportunities with the College of Arts and Law, however, competition for these scholarships is fierce and only those with the highest credentials are likely to be successful. For more information see:

The main source of funding for a PhD in this field is the AHRC Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnerships (410 PhD studentships over a five year period): http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/calgs/scholarships/ahrc-funding.aspx

Enquiries from self-funded students are also welcome.


Emma Wagstaff, Provisionality and the Poem: Transition in the Work of Du Bouchet, Jaccottet and Noël (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006)

Hugues Azérad, Michael G. Kelly, Nina Parish, and Emma Wagstaff (eds) Poetic Practice and the Practice of Poetics in French since 1945 (= French Forum, 37, 1-2) (2012)

Hugues Azérad, Michael G. Kelly, Nina Parish, and Emma Wagstaff (eds) Chantiers du poème : prémisses et pratiques de la création poétique moderne et contemporaine (Oxford : Peter Lang, 2012)


How good is research at University of Birmingham in Modern Languages and Linguistics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 33.10

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