The project: The University of Bristol and the British Library are delighted to offer a fully-funded Arts and Humanities Research Council full-time or part-time collaborative PhD studentship on the theme: The Michael Hamburger Archive: Mediating European Literature, beginning on 1 October 2020.
Your project will be co-supervised by Steffan Davies and Rebecca Kosick (University of Bristol) and Pardaad Chamsaz and Rachel Foss (British Library). You will spend time both in Bristol and at the British Library and will be part of a wider cohort of CDP funded students across the UK. Given the nature and extent of the material which is the focus of this project, you are likely to be based mainly at the British Library in London and to make frequent visits to Bristol.
Michael Hamburger was one of the foremost mediators of modern European – mainly German and Austrian – literature to readers in English. Born into a German family of Jewish descent, he came to the UK as a refugee in 1933. He became a poet, a literary critic, and the translator of a very broad range of writers, including Hölderlin, Goethe, Rilke, Celan, Brecht, Ernst Jandl, Hans Magnus Enzensberger and W. G. Sebald. This collaborative studentship on his archive at the British Library offers a unique opportunity to study key processes of cultural transfer through research, cataloguing, and public engagement.
Location: School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol, and The British Library, London
Eligibility: UK/EU students*
Start date: October 2020
Full details (including funding, *eligibility and entry requirements): Michael Hamburger Archive studentship (PDF, 222kB)
Contacts: If you are interested in applying, you are welcome to contact Steffan Davies (email@example.com) to informally discuss this opportunity in advance of submitting an application. For enquiries related to the application process, please contact the Arts Postgraduate Research Admissions team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How to apply: Complete an online application at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Select 'German PhD' on the Programme Choice page and September 2020 as your start date. You must submit all documents outlined in the German PhD Admissions Statement before the deadline to be considered.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 5pm BST on Monday 1 June. Interviews will take place in late June.