Postgraduate Research Fellowship in Comparative Literature 2019, University of Glasgow, UK

University of Glasgow


Deadline:

July 01, 2019

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Opportunity Cover Image - Postgraduate Research Fellowship in Comparative Literature 2019, University of Glasgow, UK

Comparative Literature is an exciting interdisciplinary, intercultural, and inter-medial discipline housed in a School of Modern Languages and Cultures with expertise in ten modern languages and cultures.

OVERVIEW

The strengths of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) lie in the languages and literatures of Europe, both east and west. For this reason our Comparative Literature Programme might be subtitled: European and European Influenced. There is indeed still much work to be done in having East meet West since the fall of the Wall so many years ago, and we are proudly placed, with our Slavonic subject areas, to enable research and teaching in this cross-over area. We cross into the New World as well, having staff working on, for example, Quebecois literature, Mexican and Brazilian, as well as North American Anglophone literature.

Comparative Literature has close collaborative links, not only with disciplines such as Translations Studies, English Literature, Scottish Literature and Classics, but also with History, Art History, Philosophy, Gender History, as well as Central and East European Studies and Economic and Social History, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Medical Humanities, and Digital Humanities.  We are also involved within larger networks such as Human Rights Network and GRAMnet (Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration network), and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures is home to the Stirling Maxwell Centre for Text/Image Studies.

This allows us to offer a very wide variety of research pathways for students with diverse backgrounds and interests.  Our special strengths linguistically include languages of Eastern, Central, and Western Europe and Latin America as well as Mandarin. Links with other Schools provides access to classical, mediaeval, and other modern languages.

We currently have a cohort of 25 taught Masters and roughly 30 postgraduate research students within the School of Modern Languages and Culture. Our research students organise a regular seminar series and play an active role in building a thriving research environment beneficial to all postgraduate students within modern languages and cultures.

Staff Research Strengths

Staff research interests within the School of Modern Languages and Cultures include topics from the Middle Ages to the present.

Research areas include

  • gender (femininities, masculinities and transgender),
  • emotions,
  • visual cultures (from Renaissance emblems to film, photography and the graphic novel),
  • the literature of migration and exile (including post-colonialism, post-communism, African literatures, literatures of the New World, and the Holocaust),
  • nationalism(s) and transnationalism,
  • psychology/psychoanalysis/analytical psychology and literature,
  • literature and philosophy, critical theory, and censorship.

The work that we do addresses the problems of understanding an ‘Other’ across times, places/spaces, and cultures, whether this work is undertaken by means of translation, literary/cultural or social analysis, or historical research. 

 

STUDY OPTIONS

PhD

  • Duration: 3 years full-time; 5 years part-time
  • Thesis length: 70,000-100,000 words, including references, bibliography and appendices (other than documentary appendices).

A Doctor of Philosophy may be awarded to a student whose thesis is an original work making a significant contribution to knowledge in, or understanding of, a field of study and normally containing material worthy of publication.

MLitt (Research)

  • Duration: 2 years full-time; 3 years part-time
  • Thesis length: 40,000-70,000 words (including references, bibliography and appendices).

Our Degree of Master of Letters (Research) requires you to undertake a postgraduate course of special study and research that represents a distinct contribution to knowledge.

MPhil (Research)

  • Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
  • Thesis length: 30,000-40,000 words (including references and bibliography).

A Master of Philosophy (Research) requires you to undertake a postgraduate course of special study and research that represents a distinct contribution to knowledge.

MRes

  • Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
  • Thesis length: 18,000-30,000 words (including references, bibliography and appendices).

Our Master of Research includes both taught and research elements. You will be required to undertake 60 to 80 credits worth of taught courses as well as independent study which represents some contribution to knowledge.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below


This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:

https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/comparativeliterature/



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