PhD Position Alert!

PhD in Cultural Memory, Literary Radio and Life Writing

Full-time position for four years at Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Deadline for applications: August 16th, 2022

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Faculty of Languages and Humanities, Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies, is looking for a four-year full-time PhD researcher in the field of literary studies as part of the FWO-funded research project “Broadcast Biographies. Innovations in Genre and Medium (1945-2020)”.

The project is situated at the intersection of life writing, literary radio studies and cultural memory studies. It examines the literary radio biography in Britain and (West-)Germany in the period 1945-2020 along three complementary lines: its production and reception history, its genre and media conventions and its cultural memory function. The main focus is on productions by (post)modernist and neo-avant-garde authors. The aim is to study the genre and function of the broadcast biography, including its role in the transnational exchange between the two central national broadcasting cultures.


Application Procedure:

Applications should include (in one PDF file):

(1) a cover/motivation letter;

(2) your academic CV with details about your Bachelor and Master qualifications (including grades) and your previous academic experience (if applicable);

(3) a short text on how you envisage your contribution to the project, especially the doctoral dissertation that you would be working on (max. 1000 words). Please mention your approach, research question and case studies (i.e. the authors and/or works you would like to work on);

(4) the names of two referees.

Also include (in a separate PDF file) a writing sample (e.g. your MA thesis, a research paper or academic article), Clearly mentioning your name on the writing sample.

Please send your application by e-mail to both supervisors, Prof. dr. Inge Arteel (Inge.Arteel@vub.be) and Prof. dr. Birgit Van Puymbroeck (birgit.van.puymbroeck@vub.be). The deadline is 16 August 2022 (midnight, CET). Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in the week of 29 August 2022 on the Humanities Campus of Vrije Universiteit Brussel or online.

If you have any questions, please contact Inge.Arteel@vub.be or birgit.van.puymbroeck@vub.be.

More informations available in the PDF below:

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