As posted by Professor Regenia Gagnier:
NEW Research Fellow in British Academy supported pilot project on the global circulation of the novels of Charles Dickens (Fixed Term) (Ref. N2243)
The starting salary will be circa £24,000 pro ration Grade E
Closing date: 5:00pm on 17 August 2009.
Associate Research Fellow in the Global Circulation of Literature and Culture
(Fixed term) (Ref. N2243)
This new full time fixed term Associate Research Fellowship post is available from 1 October 2009 until 19th July 2010 to support a pilot funded by a British Academy Research Development Award for the Global Circulation of Literature and Culture Project.
The Global Circulation Project directed by Professor Regenia Gagnier and supported by Wiley-Blackwell’s Literature Compass (http://www.blackwell-compass.com/subject/literature/) and NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship,http://www.nines.org/) is a global map and e-dialogue on how key Anglophone works, authors, genres, and literary movements have been received, imitated/mimicked, adapted, or syncretised outside Britain, Europe, and North America, or, conversely, how key works from outside these areas have been received, imitated/mimicked, adapted, or syncretised within Anglophone literary traditions. It asks, what forms of intertextuality, reception, etc. are generated through cultural contact?
In the pilot project on the global circulation of the novels of Charles Dickens, we are asking:
* How has Dickens been received, imitated/mimicked, adapted, or syncretised outside Britain, Europe and North America?
* What forms of intertextuality have been generated with indigenous cultural forms?
* What is the role of Dickens’s Britain in the imaginary of other cultures?
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or comparable research experience and publications in the global circulation of literature and culture and/or Victorian Britain and cultural contact. Bi- or multi-literacy is desirable, especially bi-literacy in Chinese-English or Arabic-English literatures. Research skills in print and digital archives are essential. Depending on linguistic expertise and the results of archival research, the ARF will select one or two geographical/linguistic areas or time periods after 1830 on which to focus and will publish at least one article on his or her specialism. He or she will also have the opportunity to teach one or two undergraduate modules in a related area. Some travel may be required, e.g., to the Ada B. Nisbet archive at the Dickens Project, UC Santa Cruz, California.
The starting salary will be circa £24,000 pro rata on Grade E.
Application packs are available from http://www.admin.ex.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/N2243pdf
Completed applications should be forwarded to Ms Jenny Hickman, SALL Research Administrator, Room 250, School of Arts, Literatures and Languages, Queen’s Building, The Queen’s Drive, Exeter, Devon EX4 4QH or email to J.A.Hickman@ex.ac.uk.
The closing date for completed applications is 5:00 pm on 17th August 2009 and interviews will be held the week commencing 30 August 2009.