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SMLC invites proposals for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2016-17

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick welcomes expressions of interest from early-career researchers who would like to apply to the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme in 2016-17. Closing date for proposals: 16th September 2016. 

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Winners of the HRC Doctoral Fellowship Competition

This year’s winners (and the conferences they will organise) are as follows:

 Rebecca Carnevali and Gloria Moorman (Centre for the Study of the Renaissance)

‘More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy 1570s-1700s’ 

Liam Lewis and Jane Sinnett-Smith (French)

‘Bodies in Flux: Rewriting the Body in Medieval Literature, Art and Culture 1000-1450 

Gianmarco Mancosu (Italian)

‘Trespassing the Borders: Redefining Postcolonialism from Peripheral Experiences’

The winners of the competition are each given a research budget of £400 and a conference budget of £600, and are invited to organise a one-day interdisciplinary conference during the following academic year.

Three bursaries now available for MA study for October 2016 entry

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is pleased to offer three bursaries to suitably qualified MA applicants for the 2016-17 academic year. These bursaries cover fees only, at the home/EU rate. Any home/EU applicant for any of the Masters courses offered in the School is eligible to apply for one of these bursaries.

SMLC Phd Scholarship applications 2016-17

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick invites applications to the university’s annual funding competition for doctoral students, for entry in 2016-17.

Postdoctoral project fixed-term post in French Theatre of the Napoleonic era

Fixed term contract 1 January 2016 until 30 September 2016.
Closing date 21 October 2015
This is an exciting opportunity to work on a major project funded by the AHRC. You will work with the project investigator (Dr Katherine Astbury) and her existing team to complete a calendar of performances for the Paris theatres 1800-1815. You will undertake original research to address the gaps in existing theatre calendars and this will involve time working in archives in France. In completing the calendar, you will also be gathering data to write an article analysing the findings and establishing which were the most successful plays of the period in terms of total performances.

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant field, excellent French, experience of conducting archival research, and a commitment to working as part of a team to develop our understanding of theatre of the period. Familiarity with early 19th-century theatre and/or press is desirable.

Informal enquiries to Dr Katherine Astbury, School of Modern Languages and Cultures: French Studies, University of Warwick. Email:

Interviews proposed w/c 9th November 2015

Leverhulme Trust Early-Career Fellowship scheme applications

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick welcomes strong applications to the Leverhulme Trust Early-Career Fellowship scheme. The School has enjoyed important successes in this scheme in recent years and is keen to support postdoctoral candidates whose profiles fit the scheme and whose proposed research speaks to the School’s key research strands within and across French, German, Hispanic and Italian Studies.

PhD funding opportunities in Modern Languages

Are you thinking of pursuing a PhD in German, French, Italian or Hispanic Studies? The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick, UK, invites applications for the university’s annual funding competition for doctoral students.

PhD Studentships with the Department of French Studies

The Department of French Studies at the University of Warwick currently has a thriving postgraduate research community with 18 PhD students, and welcomes applications for the following fully-funded PhD studentships (academic fees at home/Euro rates + maintenance or academic fees at overseas rates + maintenance) commencing October 2014.

* 3 prestigious Wolfson Foundation Scholarships in the Humanities recently awarded to the University in the areas of History, Literature and Languages. The first 2 Warwick Wolfson Languages Scholarships in 2012 and 2013 have gone to students from French Studies. The Wolfson scholarships include £6000 a year to spend on research travel, books, etc.

* 25 University-wide Chancellor's scholarship studentships for entry October 2014. Funding is for 3 1/2 years and covers academic fees at either home or EU rates + maintenance.

* 25 University-wide International Chancellor's scholarship studentships for entry October 2014. Funding covers academic fees at oveseas rates + maintenance.

The competitions are combined; applicants only apply once and will be considered for all awards for which they are eligible. More information about the application process can be found here.

To be considered for these awards, you must have applied for admission to the University by 13 January 2014.

Potential candidates should make contact initially with the Department's Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Katherine Astbury:, preferably as soon as possible but by mid-December at the latest in order to allow sufficient time to work on the research proposal before the funding deadline.

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