AHRC Midlands3Cities PhD funding for UK/EU students: Postcolonial Studies

AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU students

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C) is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M3C is awarding up to 80 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2018 entry.

M3C is also awarding 7 Collaborative Doctoral Awards with partner organisations: Flatpack Festival, Leicester City Council, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, Nottingham Contemporary, Oxford Lieder, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Spalding Gentlemen’s Society.

M3C provides research candidates with expert supervision (including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate), research training and access to a wide range of facilities, cohort events and placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors.

Postcolonial Studies at Nottingham Trent University is inviting applications from students whose research interests include:

  • Diaspora and migration
  • Refugeeism and displacement
  • Race, ethnicity and immigration
  • Postcolonial audiences and readerships
  • The postcolonial literary marketplace
  • Neocolonialism, Globalization and Neoliberalism
  • Postcolonial Feminism
  • Transnational sexuality studies
  • Twenty-first century postcolonial literatures
  • Literature and technology
  • Postcolonial ecocriticism
  • Environmental and economic studies
  • Energy and food security
  • Colonial and Postcolonial travel writing
  • Postcolonial studies and motherhood
  • Visual culture
  • Postcolonial cultural production: film, documentary, graphic art
  • Cinema and globalization
  • Place and historical/cultural identity
  • South Asian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean and Latin American literatures and cultures
  • Literatures and cultures of Africa and African diaspora
  • Black writing in Britain
  • Pacific island studies
  • Dalit literature and dalit activism
  • Postcolonial studies and mental illness

The deadline for M3C funding applications is Monday 15 January 2018, by which time students must have applied for a place to study and have ensured that two academic references are submitted to the home university on the correct M3C form. For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit www.midlands3cities.ac.uk or contact enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk

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