Fees Waiver PhD Studentship: "Questions of gender and the representation of minority rights in the South Asian literary and visual landscape"

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Questions of gender and the representation of minority rights in the South Asian literary and visual landscape

Critical considerations of women’s history in South Asia point to the impact of patriarchal and religious conservatism on women’s lives, and link periods of discrimination to acts of political and artistic resistance. Today, the situation of gender, sexual, religious, linguistic, class/caste, ethnic and political minorities is an issue of both local and transnational debate and concern. However, there remains a need to look critically across women’s artistic self-expression and questions of minority representation, and to probe minoritarian cultural outputs’ relationships to colonial, postcolonial, and neoliberal hierarchies and stereotypes.

Applicants will be invited to devise a project on the representation of gender and/or minority rights in the South Asian literary and / or visual landscape which enables them to address these and related issues via an exploration of literature and / or the visual arts. A good BA and MA in Literature, Fine Arts, South Asian / Gender Studies or another relevant discipline(s) are prerequisites.

For more information see: www.tees.ac.uk/sections/research/funding_details.cfm?fundingID=122