Back to search results

Doctoral Candidate, European Literature in Transnational Perspective

University of York - Centre for Womens Studies

Location: York, Work from home
Salary: £41,330 per year (No family) - £46,360 per year (Family). Grade: Marie Curie
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: 11588

Based at: University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

Interview date: TBC, late January 2023 

Department

The University of York’s Centre for Women’s Studies and Department of English & Related Literature are recruiting for 1 Doctoral Candidate to work on the “Translational genres: genre/gender crossings in translation and creative practice” research strand on EUTERPE: European Literatures and Gender in Transnational Perspective, an international, collaborative Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Networks project, funded by Horizon Europe and UKRI and involving a consortium of 7 European universities, working with non-academic Associate Partners. The recruitment calls for all EUTERPE strands can be found here.

Role

The York Doctoral Candidate will develop an original doctoral thesis that should:

  • Build on the notion of the “born-translated” novel, or the blending of gender and sexuality studies with migrant/multilingual literary, in order to interrogate and reimagine the definition of translingual, border-crossing writing not merely as an aesthetic effect in transnational literatures but as a genre in its own right.
  • Deepen understandings of how multilingual and migrant writing shapes and is shaped by nuanced intersections of gender, language, culture, race, class, sexuality, and/or disability.
  • Experiment with practice-led research methods, using translation and/or various forms of creative practice (e.g. creative writing, performance, mixed-media artforms), alongside social science methods (e.g. interviews, focus groups), in order to develop innovative interdisciplinary methods for approaching border-crossing artworks that challenge and question existing conventions in literary scholarship.

They would also:

  • Engage in an industry internship with our Associate Partner, Comma Press Manchester, and a 6-month secondment based at the University of Bologna, as part of the candidate’s bespoke Employability Enhancement Plan.
  • Actively collaborate with other researchers within the network towards the EUTERPE objectives and outputs, including the Dictionary of Transnational Women’s Literature in Europe, Digital Podcast Library, and network events. 
  • Support the York PI and CI in the organisation, coordination, and delivery of the York-based EUTERPE school, project conference, and relevant public engagement and dissemination activities. 

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • A 2nd Level Master Degree (120 ECTS + 180 ECTS in a bachelor degree) or a Single Cycle Degree (minimum 300 ECTS), or a comparable university degree (Second Cycle qualification), in literary studies, translation, gender studies, and/or related fields post-1800, completed by November 28th, 2022.
  • Knowledge in and/or professional, activist, artistic, or related experience in literary multilingualism, multi-/transculturalism, migration, and/or gender studies. 
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies, including translation, literary, and/or artistic methods
  • Research expertise or equivalent experience in an area that will complement and enhance the project’s research strategy and goals
  • Proven fluency in English, as per York’s English language criteria for research degrees. Fluency in any languages other than English and/or experience of working multilingually would be an asset.
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media

Please see the job description for further requirements.

For informal enquiries: Please contact the Primary Investigator at York, Dr. Boriana Alexandrova, at boriana.alexandrova@york.ac.uk.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):

Location(s):

Job tools
 

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Ok Ok

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Account Verification Missing

In order to create multiple job alerts, you must first verify your email address to complete your account creation

Request verification email Request verification email

jobs.ac.uk Account Required

In order to create multiple alerts, you must create a jobs.ac.uk jobseeker account

Create Account Create Account

Alert Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your account is currently blocked. Please login to unblock your account.

Email Address Blocked

We received a delivery failure message when attempting to send you an email and therefore your email address has been blocked. You will not receive job alerts until your email address is unblocked. To do so, please choose from one of the two options below.

Max Alerts Reached

A maximum of 5 Job Alerts can be created against your account. Please remove an existing alert in order to create this new Job Alert

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your alert was not created at this time. Please try again.

Ok Ok

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

 
 
More jobs from University of York

Show all jobs for this employer …

More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended

jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge