Phd Fellowships & Postdocs in Medieval Literature (Southern Denmark; 2014-15)

The Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) at the Department of History invites applications for two PhD-fellowships of 3 years in Medieval literature. The positions are available starting Sept 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

How to apply:

There are two further studentships based in York; they are announced at the University of York website ( It is possible to apply both at York and Odense with the same research plan, but you will need to follow the procedures of application for each University.

Jointly based at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense) and the University of York (UK), CML is a centre of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation for six to ten years.

The CML takes an integrated European approach to the study of Medieval Literature with research ranging from Scandinavia to the Middle East.  Our research is organized into three main areas: languages, fictionality, and canon formation.  The work of CML is interdisciplinary (crossing literature and history) in studying texts as embedded within social relationships. We also attend to the modern representation of and interaction with medieval literature. You can find more about our research and activities on the CML website:

Successful candidates for the PhD fellowships will be committed to
1) collaboration which unites scholarship across disciplines and languages,
2) creating a shared research environment across SDU and York,
3) situating their research within a wider European framework. In addition to describing your research topic and how it will fit into one or more of the three strands of CML, your proposal should include a statement of what you think you could contribute to the teamwork that is an important aspect of the CML.

The application should include:
• Special PhD-application form found here
• Curriculum Vitae
• Detailed project description, no more than 5 pages
• Examination certificates 
• Relevant publications.
A pdf file is attached for each publication. Any declaration of co-authorship should be part of this pdf file 

Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanities can be found here.
The university welcomes applications from all interested parties regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background.

The application deadline is March 1st 2014 at 23:59 CE Apply Online

The Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) at SDU invites applications for two positions as a 3-year Postdoc in Medieval literature, one at the Department of History and one at the Department for the Study of Culture. The positions are available starting September 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.


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