14 April 2008

SCHOLARSHIP - PhD Scholarship in Australian Literature (U of Wollongong) Deadline: 30 April 2008

PhD Scholarship in Australian Literature

Award: $ 25,118 p. a. for three years.

A PhD scholarship with the Faculty of Arts (UOW) is offered for contribution to the ARC-funded project 'Globalising Australian Literature: Asian-Australian writing, Asian perspectives on Australian literature.' The student will join a research team consisting of Alison Broinowski, Wenche Ommundsen, Paul Sharrad, Ouyang Yu and another PhD student in the investigation of multiple facets of Australian literary interaction with Asia:

  • A comprehensive mapping and analysis of Asian-Australian writing
  • A study of the circulation and reception of Australian literature across the Asian region

We welcome applications from qualified students who can demonstrate an understanding of the general field of study and have a developed research proposal in a particular area with relevance to it, such as:

  • South East Asian-Australian writers
  • The reception and study of Australian literature in India (or other major Asian country)
  • Theoretical perspectives on Asian-Australian literary production

Application should include a full cv, including transcripts of previous studies, a research proposal and a statement about your understanding of, and interest in, this area of study.

For more information please contact Prof. Wenche Ommundsen on (02) 4221 5445 (wenche@uow.edu.au).

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 30 April 2008.