KU Leuven PhD Scholarship at the Department of Literary Studies in Belgium

Страна: Бельгия;

Дедлайн: 28.07.2017

Тип гранта: Обучение за границей;

Веб-сайт: icts.kuleuven.be

Область наук: Филологические;

 

PHD SCHOLARSHIP "THE RECEPTION OF FOREIGN LITERATURES IN BRITISH ROMANTIC PERIODICALS"

The researcher will work in close collaboration with both junior and senior researchers at the Centre for Reception Studies (www.receptionstudies.be) and the Research Unit English Literature of the University of Leuven (https://www.arts.kuleuven.be/literatuurw...). The researcher will greatly benefit from the combined expertise in 19th-century literature and reception studies and (s)he will be actively involved in the research activities of both units.

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Project

This project pursues a quantitative, critical and comparative analysis of the reception and translation of non-British cultures in major British Romantic periodicals that dominated the literary, cultural, scientific and economic debates in Britain during the first two decades of the 19th century. Key questions that will be addressed are: what is the position of foreign texts/cultures in these periodicals, to what extent are they indicative of a transnational function and orientation of these periodicals, and how are they integrated in the larger ideological strategies of the latter? Addressing a largely neglected dimension of British Romantic periodical culture, the project combines methodological insights from reception studies, periodical studies, sociology of literature and discourse analysis, and cultural transfer and translation studies. 

Profile

Candidates should have:

 

  • a Master’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant field, such as English, Western, or Comparative Literature
  • an outstanding academic record
  • excellent writing and speaking skills in English
  • additional knowledge of other languages (esp. French and German) is a plus
  • an aptitude for original, independent, and creative work, both individually and as part of a team

Offer

  • We offer a full-time PhD position at KU Leuven (Campus Brussels).
  • The project is fully funded by the University of Leuven and runs for a period of 4 years. The starting date is 1 October 2017.
  • The successful applicant will pursue a PhD under supervision of Prof. dr. Tom Toremans (Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven)
  • The researcher will work in close collaboration with both junior and senior researchers at the Centre for Reception Studies and the Research Unit English Literature of the University of Leuven. S/he will be based at the Brussels Campus of KU Leuven.
  • The project provides funding for participation in international conferences, consultation of archives and other research activities

Interested?

For more information please contact Prof. Tom Toremans ([email protected]).

Applications should include:
1. a cover letter specifying why you are interested in the project and why your profile matches the position
2. a current CV
3. a writing sample (excerpt from thesis, article, etc) of max. 5 pages
4. a letter of reference

Interviews will be held early September 2017.

You can apply for this job no later than July 28, 2017 via the 

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