Literature and Disability PhD Studentship (Swansea University, apply by July 2 2012)

Disability in Coalfields Literature c.1880 -1948: A Comparative study
Fully Funded PhD, Literature and Disability, Swansea University
Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship from 1 October 2012 for three years
(Stipend starting at £19,919).

Swansea University, in partnership with the Universities of Aberystwyth, Northumbria and Strathclyde, has been awarded a five-year Wellcome Trust funded project on Disability and Industrial Society: A comparative cultural history of British Coalfields, c. 1780-1948.

The PhD will be a comparative study of disability in the literature of three coalfields (South Wales, North East England and Scotland) from the late nineteenth century to 1948.  The successful student will be based at Swansea University and will work as part of the 14-strong project team.

Academic supervisor: Dr Kirsti Bohata, Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales.  For more information please visit our web site. Deadline for applications 2 July 2012.

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