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PhD Studentship in Literatures of Travel (Nottingham Trent University)

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PhD Studentship in Literatures of Travel (Nottingham Trent University)

August 29, 2016

Nottingham Trent University welcome applications from prospective students wishing to work for a PhD on travel writing under the guidance of a supervision team led by Professor Tim Youngs. There is no restriction as to historical or geographical focus or type of critical approach, but proposals relating to post-medieval travel writing and any of the following areas may be especially welcome: North America; Italy; India; travel writing and modes of transport; the poetry of travel; modernism and travel; postcolonialism and travel; creative-critical work; radical travel writing; diasporic travel narratives; travel writing and the Midlands. We also welcome single-author studies, particularly of unjustly neglected figures. NTU is home to the world-renowned Centre for Travel Writing Studies, and the successful applicant will be expected to support the Centre’s activities.

Specific qualifications/subject areas required of the applicants for this project: 2:1 or 1st class Hons degree in English or a related subject (essential), MA in English or a related subject (desirable)

How to apply:
To apply for this studentship, you should submit:

  1. a fully completed application form (please ensure you read the guidance notes that accompany the form)
  2. copies of your academic certificates
  3. copies of your English Language Proficiency certificates (if applicable)
  4. a research proposal of which should be no longer than 2 sides of A4 (including reference list) and should give details of your proposed research project.

All documents should be submitted electronically to gradschool@ntu.ac.uk

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 5pm (UK time) on 29 August 2016. This deadline will be strictly adhered to. Application by CV only or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Visit our course page, where you will find your application form, guidance notes and other supporting information.

Contact: tim.youngs@ntu.ac.uk for informal discussions.


August 29, 2016
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