Friday, 26 March 2010

PHD studentship at Queen's University Belfast

To all of you due to complete your MAs soon, this looks like a great opportunity for aspiring translation researchers:

Call for applications: PhD Bursary in Translation Studies
Queen's Universary, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Deadline: 15 May 2010

Applications are invited for a full three-year PhD studentship in
Translation Studies. The successful candidate will enroll in Queen’s
University Belfast, and will receive joint supervision from Professors
David Johnston (Queen’s University) and Lawrence Venuti (Temple University).

Area of study: The proposed area of research will consider translation
as an interpretive act. It will be on a topic located within literary or
cultural studies, and its focus should be on a particular aspect or
aspects of what are broadly termed humanistic texts – anthropology,
drama, film, history, life-writing, philosophy, poetry, prose fiction,
religion, travel writing etc.

Eligibility: The award is open to UK nationals, or those who fulfil UK
residence criteria. The successful candidate will be expected to reside
mainly in Belfast for the duration of the studentship. Teaching
opportunities will be available. It is expected that the successful
candidate will embark upon his or her programme of research in September 2010.

Applicants should have completed or be about to complete an MA in
Translation Studies, and should include full details of their
programme(s) of study in their CV.

Method of application: Please send a full CV and a 500-700 word project proposal to David Johnston and Lawrence Venuti. Email applications are acceptable, and should be sent to both addresses: d.johnston at; lvenuti at Applications will be assessed as they arrive. Final closing date: 15 May 2010.

Further details may be obtained by writing to d.johnston at

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