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This scholarship is attached to the appointment of Professor Ann Heilmann under the University’s ‘Serious Brain Power’ initiative and is related to the university-wide President's Research Scholarships. The ‘Serious Brain Power’ scheme was launched in 2011 to attract outstanding international scholars to Cardiff across the University’s range of disciplines. The School of English, Communication and Philosophy was awarded two appointments under the scheme and is looking for PhD applicants who will contribute to the School’s research excellence through a significant and challenging PhD research project which develops innovative theories, methodological and conceptual approaches, and sophisticated and original debates in the broad field of neo-Victorian studies. The scholarship’s focus on on reimaginings of the Victorian/nineteenth-century past establishes a key strategic link between historical scholarship and contemporary concerns, and connects with wider scholarship conducted in the School beyond neo-Victorian studies, such as work on the Gothic and neo-Gothic.
The project supervisor, Professor Ann Heilmann, has a long-standing international profile in Victorian and neo-Victorian studies, and has previously supervised four PhD projects on neo-Victorianism (eleven PGRs overall). She is the author of the first book to focus on and conceptualise the post-millennial development, Neo-Victorianism: The Victorians in the 21st Century (2010). Her edited work includes Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women’s Writing (2007) as well as of a forthcoming special issue for Victoriographies on Neo-Victorian Masculinities. The successful candidate will join a team of researchers, including an AHRC-funded student working in the field. S/he will have the opportunity to participate in research events (including planning) and interact with (inter)national scholars.
This project is closed to applications