Unearned Wealth - A Literary History of Inheritance (1900-2015) (5+3)

PhD fellowship in the field of Unearned Wealth - A Literary History of Inheritance (1900-2015) (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF), invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in Unearned Wealth - A Literary History of Inheritance provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 September 2017 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidate who is awarded the fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 September 2017. 

The PhD fellowship will be financed by the 2 parties.

The collective research project “Unearned Wealth – A Literary History of Inheritance (1600-2015)” is supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research and located at the Department of Comparative Literature and Rhetoric in collaboration with Digital Text Lab. It studies inheritance as a socio-economic and cultural practice in modern England and France through the analysis of narrative fiction. The study combines digital analysis of large literary corpora and critical historical interpretation of both longue durée developments and particular case studies. The collective project is divided into three historical periods. One subproject deals with the period 1600-1800, another with 1800-1900, while the current PhD project will focus on English and French literature from the period 1900-2015.

The PhD project will result in an individual dissertation, but the candidate is also expected to draw on and contribute to the over-all research activities and results of the collective project.

 

Eligible candidates will:

1) Hold an MA in Comparative Literature or another relevant discipline related to literary studies.

2) Have an interest in the relationship between literature, economic and/or political history.

3) Have experience with or an interest in digital humanities.

4) Have experience with research collaboration and/or academic group work.

 

The PhD student must complete the studies in accordance with the valid regulations for the PhD degree programme, currently the Ministerial Order of 27 August 2013 on the PhD degree programme at the universities: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/phdstudystructure/

Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

The PhD fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.

The PhD student will be affiliated with the PhD programme Art, Literature and Cultural Studies.

The PhD student’s place of work will be the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University. In general, the student is expected to be present at the school on an everyday basis.

The PhD degree programme is expected to include a lengthy research stay at a foreign institution, cf. Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme.

School of Communication and Culture’s research programme:
http://cc.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/

 

5+3 programme

When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must enclose documentation stating that you have submitted your Master’s thesis for assessment by the deadline for application, and you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 31. august 2017.

The PhD fellow will be employed as a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (see section 6.1.4), as well as with the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (see enclosure 5). The agreement and the protocol including amendments are available online: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

Salary: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/salary-and-employment/salary-5-3-programme-and-part-b-of-the-4-4-programme/

 

Application
If you require professional guidance regarding your application for the PhD fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at Art, Literature and Cultural Studies:  http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/contacts/

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Jakob Ladegaard, School of Communication and Culture, litjl@cc.au.dk, Phone + 45 87 16 30 37.

Applications for the PhD fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility.

Guidelines for the application facility: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/application/application-guide/

 

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2017 at 23.59 CET
Reference number: 2017-9

During the assessments, Aarhus University can conduct interviews with selected applicants.