PhD Studentship in French - Adaptation and Censorship in post-war French Cinema 1944-1958
|Location:||Newcastle Upon Tyne|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£14,296 p.a.|
|Placed on:||12th September 2016|
|Closes:||28th October 2016|
Value of award: 100% tuition fees at UK/EU rate and £14,296 living expenses per year (2016-17 Research Council UK rate). Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.
Number of awards: 1
Start date and duration: January 2017 for 3 years.
Overview: Interested in French film history? This PhD project will explore the relationship between film production and film censorship in post-war French cinema (1944-1958), with a focus on adaptations.
You will test the hypothesis that adapting novels or plays for the screen allowed filmmakers to address key social and political concerns of the time, by:
- undertaking primary research in archives, including those of the censorship committee (Commission de contrôle)
- tracing the impact of censorship at different stages of production through case studies.
The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping the theories and methodologies required to:
- define the concept of censorship
- contextualise emerging debates on adaptation
- frame the archival research.
Training will be offered following a thorough analysis of needs, but may include archival research and data management.
Sponsor: Funded through the University’s Research Excellence Academy.
Eligibility Criteria: This award is available to UK/EU and international candidates. International students will need to pay the difference between UK and international fees.
- have a 2:1 honoursdegree or equivalent in French, History, Film Studies or a related subject
- have a near native knowledge of French
- have IELTS 7.0 with at least 7.0 in the written component.
In addition, you must have, or expect to achieve, a Masters with merit in a subject area such as:
- Film Studies
- Cultural History
- Literary Studies.
How to apply: You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system. All relevant fields should be completed, but fields marked with a red asterisk must be completed.
The following information will help us to process your application. You will need to:
- insert the programme code 8220F in the programme of study section
- select ‘PhD School of Modern Languages – French’ as the programme of study
- insert the studentship code SML03 in the studentship/partnership reference field
- attach a covering letter and CV. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote reference code SML03 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project.
- attach degree transcripts* and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualification.
* You will not be able to submit your application until you have submitted your degree transcript/s. You should also send your covering letter and CV by email to Dr Sarah Leahy.
Contact: For further details and informal enquiries, please contact:
Dr S Leahy
School of Modern Languages
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7492
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