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2 PhD Fellowships in Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark, Centre for Medieval Literature

sdulogo2 PhD Fellowships in Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark, Centre for Medieval Literature – starting February 1, 2018
Deadline: 1 November 2017

2 PhD fellowships are available at the Centre for Medieval Literature (CML), starting February 1, 2018. The fellowships run for 3 years and the successful candidates must hold an MA within medieval textual culture (literature, philology, history, religion or other with emphasis on texts and/or languages).

CML is a Danish centre of excellence founded in 2012, based jointly at SDU and at the University of York. The centre‘s field of research is European medieval literatures in a broad sense. Its ambition is to propose new theoretical frameworks for the field which is still predominantly divided into national interests and paradigms.

The proposed research project for the PhD must fall within one of the Centre’s main themes, Canon and Library, Imperial Languages or Transformations and Translocations (se further at sdu.dk/cml). The centre encourages projects which include a comparative element, either chronologically, geographically or between disciplines and languages.

At present the centre and its associates can provide competence of supervision in Ancient and Medieval History, History of Religion, Spanish, Greek, Latin, Art History, Comparative Literature; co-supervision can also be provided by York within French, Old and Middle English, Italian and Old Norse.

Further information is available from the Head of the Centre for Medieval Literature Lars Boje Mortensen, email: labo@sdu.dk

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
A PhD Fellowship is a three-year position. Employment ends automatically by the end of the period. The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

To qualify for a PhD position you must have completed a relevant master’s degree with a good assessment by the application deadline.

Applications will be assessed by an expert assessment panel. All applicants will receive the part of the panel’s assessment that is relevant to their application.

An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the Protocol on PhD Research Fellow signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) Juli 1st, 2013, enclosure 5, Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015 (the document only exists in Danish).

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” at the bottom of this page.

Please note that we only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

The Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.
Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English, German, French or one of the Scandinavian languages.
Only research publications in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

The application should include:

  • Special PhD-application form found here
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Detailed project description, no more than 5 pages of 2.400 keystrokes
  • Examination certificates
  • A maximum of 2 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file

Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanties can be found here.

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Apply online

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CfP: Bodies in flux: Rewriting the Body in Medieval Literature, Art, and Culture 1000-1450, University of Warwick, 20th May 2017,

bodies-in-fluxDeadline for abstract submission: 15th December 2016

 

Keynote Speakers: Dr Miranda Griffin (St Catharine’s College, Cambridge), Dr Robert Mills (UCL), Dr Debra Strickland (University of Glasgow)

 What is it to have a body? And to experience change and transformation through that body?

This interdisciplinary conference asks what the transformation of the body means for the conception of bodies of different kinds: human, nonhuman, animal, material, divine, and how the representation of these changes in different media reflects on and inflects the boundaries conventionally associated with the body. We are inviting abstracts from graduate students and early career researchers from all disciplines. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

 metamorphosis – boundaries between species – boundaries between materials – volatile matter – changing forms – spiritual bodies – transubstantiation – transforming saints – vulnerable bodies – death, illness, injury – medical transformations – bodily miracles – translating bodies – bodies in text and image – allegory and symbolism – transforming meaning

 Please submit abstracts of 250 words to warwickbodiesinflux@gmail.com by 15th December 2016. We look forward to hearing from you!

For more information, visit: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/hrc/confs/bif/

Call for Papers: Biennial London Chaucer Conference: Science, Magic and Technology (London, 10-12 July 2015)

Call for Papers:
Biennial London Chaucer Conference: Science, Magic and Technology
London, Senate House, Institute of English Studies, 10-12 July 2015
Deadline: 1 September 2014

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Papers are sought on all aspects of ‘Science, Magic and Technology’ in late medieval literature and culture and particularly within Chaucer studies. Approaches might include:

  • The presentation of scientific ideas in myth and poetry
  • Observation and naturalism in literature and art
  • Experiment and experience in science and literature
  • The occult sciences (astrology, magic, alchemy) and their relationship to literature
  • Technology as magic, magic as a technology
  • Scientific literatures and the literariness of science
  • Epistemology and taxonomy in late medieval writing
  • Technologies of writing, parchment making and codicology
  • Concepts of the material and immaterial worlds, the environment, astrology, astronomy and cosmology
  • Cartography; deep-sea and space exploration
  • The science of the senses, optics, sound or scent
  • The representation of medicine in literature or the literary modes of medical writing
  • Trade technologies in literature
  • Science, magic and technology in medievalism

Papers are welcomed on the work of Geoffrey Chaucer or, more broadly, on late medieval writing and culture.

Please send 250 word abstracts to Dr Isabel Davis; Birkbeck, University of London. i.davis@bbk.ac.uk by 1st September 2014.

Conference: Sensory Perception and the Medieval World, UCL

SensoryPerceptionParticipants will consider the ways in which we understand and interpret written, printed, and physical materials from the early medieval period. This is enhanced by the growing availability of digital resources which enhance the potential for visual perception while reducing the opportunity to use other senses for interpretation.

At the same time, scholarship is becoming more conscious of ways in which artefacts and documents were perceived and used in the period: of how the design of objects, including books and manuscripts, controlled their reception.

Papers include discussions of the role of digital editions of texts, the impact of art, perceptions of deafness, the sensory experience of manuscripts, and the presentation and exploitation of the senses in Old English, Old Norse, and Medieval Literature.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/calendar/articles/20140412

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: http://www.sdu.dk/en/servicenavigation/right/ledige_stillinger/jobs/Soegjob

There are two further studentships based in York; they are announced at the University of York website (http://www.york.ac.uk/). 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: www.sdu.dk/cml.

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.

Call for Papers: The Face of Battle in Medieval History and Literature

Bataille_de_Bouvines_In recent years there has been a revolution in the study of medieval warfare.  Traditional paradigms that emphasised pitched battles and the charge of heavily armed mounted knights have given way to a focus upon sieges and raids, as well as a more nuanced understanding of medieval generalship and of the place of war within medieval society.  Yet much remains to be discovered about the place of battles in medieval warfare, and about their representation in contemporary historical and literary texts.

The Face of Battle in Medieval History and Literature will be a one-day conference held by Swansea University’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO) on Friday 20 June 2014 to discuss the significance of the medieval battle.  The year 2014 includes significant anniversaries for two epoch-making medieval encounters:  the 800th anniversary of the French royal victory over Imperial, Flemish and English forces at Bouvines (27 July 1214), and the 700th anniversary of the Scottish victory over the English at Bannockburn (24 June 1314).  Plenary papers will be given by Professor Matthew Strickland (Glasgow) concerning Bouvines and Dr Michael Brown (St Andrews) concerning Bannockburn.  The Symposium will be held in honour of Professor John France, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at Swansea University, to celebrate his many contributions to the history of warfare.

Proposals for papers should be submitted to the Director of MEMO, Professor Daniel Power (d.j.power@swansea.ac.uk) by Friday 31 January 2014.  MEMO is an interdisciplinary research centre, and the organisers welcome contributors who take literary or archaeological as well as historical approaches to the study of medieval warfare.