[Msa-discuss] 2018 University of Otago City of Lit PhD Scholarship: call for applications (deadline: 1 February 2018)

Jacob Edmond jacob.edmond at otago.ac.nz
Tue Dec 5 16:39:19 EST 2017

Dear colleagues,
Please find below a call for applications for the 2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship. I am particularly interested in attracting excellent candidates working in English, Russian, and/or Chinese on topics relating to contemporary poetry, literature and new media, and comparative and global modernism. Please circulate the details below to anyone who might be interested. Thank you.

Best wishes,

2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship: call for applications
The Department of English and Linguistics invites applications for the 2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship.
The Department of English and Linguistics welcomes applications for PhD projects across a broad range of areas ranging from medieval to digital literature. Department strengths include New Zealand and postcolonial literature, eighteenth-century literature, Romanticism, comparative literature, global modernism, cognitive approaches to literary studies, literature and language pedagogy, linguistic approaches to literature, contemporary poetry and fiction, creative writing, Irish and Scottish studies, the history of the book, and new media literature. For more information on the department, see: http://www.otago.ac.nz/english-linguistics/index.html.
Applications are invited on or before 1 February 2018.
The scholarship is open to applicants of any nationality and to any area of literary studies.
The scholarship runs for three years and includes an annual stipend of NZ$25,000 per annum (approximately US$17,000 at current exchange rates) and a near-full fee waiver. The scholarship does not cover insurance.
The PhD degree at the University of Otago is by thesis only. Over the course of three years of full-time study, PhD candidates are expected to produce an original piece of research of 80,000 to 100,000 words. All PhD candidates work closely with two supervisors.
PhD students may commence their study at Otago at the start of any month. It is expected that the successful applicant for the 2018 City of Literature PhD Scholarship will begin their study sometime between March and October 2018, but the date is negotiable.
Any applicant who is not offered the City of Literature Scholarship will be considered for a general University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship.
Please note, the application process comprises two parts:
1. You must first complete the online expression of interest form and secure the support and prospective supervision of a faculty member within the department. For details, see: http://www.otago.ac.nz/english-linguistics/english/postgraduate/phd/index.html
2. Once departmental support has been obtained, you should make a formal application via the university’s online application portal: http://www.otago.ac.nz/graduate-research/study/phddoctoral//index.html<http://www.otago.ac.nz/graduate-research/study/phddoctoral/index.html>
Both parts of the application process must be completed by 1 February 2018 for your application to receive full consideration.
We anticipate the successful applicant will be announced sometime in late February or early March 2018.
The scholarship celebrates the granting of UNESCO City of Literature status to Dunedin, New Zealand, where the main campus of the University of Otago is located. Dunedin’s rich literary history is reflected in its many writers, literary festivals, and reading series and in its world-class libraries and special collections. Closely associated with the city’s literary heritage, the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus has been rated one of the world’s most beautiful. Located in the southern part of New Zealand, Dunedin is also close to some of the country’s most renowned natural scenery.

Jacob Edmond, Associate Professor
Dept. of English, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand

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