Fully funded PhD studentship in Poetry, Fine Art and the Document

Loughborough University - School of the Arts, English and Drama

Application details:

Reference number: SAED17AW

Start date: 1 October 2017

Interview date: Week beginning 5 June 2017

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.

In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Graduate School, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Find out more: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/

Project Detail:

The School of the Arts, English and Drama offers an exciting interdisciplinary research environment and we welcome the submission of high-quality proposals that have the potential to make a substantive contribution to research within the School.

We invite proposals that seek to explore the interplay between poetry or poetic language, innovative media and the social, political or cultural document. Proposals of a critical or practice-based nature are welcome and areas of interest might include:                                 

  • Poetic Language, the Visual Arts and/or digital media
  • The literary and/or visual work as a form of thought, intellectual event or socio-political document.
  • Poetics and philosophy

As part of your application you will be required to submit a detailed research proposal (approximately 2,000 words). For practice-based applications please submit a portfolio of work in addition to the proposal.

Find out more:

Further details of each theme and what is required of the proposal can be found at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/aed/pg-research/. We also advise applicants to look at the information provided about research areas on the School website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/aed/staff-research/.

Entry requirements:

Applicants should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent). A relevant Master’s degree and/or relevant work experience is essential.

Funding information:

The studentships will be paid for a period of up to three years, starting in October 2017, and will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, and provide a tax-free annual stipend of £14,553. The value of the stipend in years two and three will increase in line with RCUK recommended values.  International students may apply, however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the International tuition fee in the first instance.

Contact details:

Name: Emma Nadin (School Postgraduate Research Administrator)

Email address: E.L.Nadin@lboro.ac.uk

Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 228901

How to apply:

All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name select either ‘Art; English; Drama or English and Drama’.

Please quote reference number: SAED17AW

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