Ongeveer 20 uur geleden - VU - Amsterdam
Postdoctoral Researcher, Redefining the Region, Subproject 4
You will work as part of a team on the NWO-funded VICI project Redefining the Region: The Transnational Dimensions of Local Colour. This project aims to …
- Houtlaan, Nijmegen, Gelderland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 32 uur
- € 4274 - € 4274 per maand
You will work as part of a team on the NWO-funded VICI project Redefining the Region: The Transnational Dimensions of Local Colour. This project aims to examine the unexplored transnational dimensions of local colour by studying media representations of regions and local colour fiction from the long 19th century in European and transatlantic frameworks. These materials provide unique case studies for transnational approaches: images and texts about European regions reached transnational audiences through emerging periodical cultures, dissemination of local colour fiction across Europe, and transcultural networks with North American diasporic communities.
Subproject 4: European Local Colour Fiction in Transnational Contexts, 1830-1914. Your postdoctoral research, which is to result in four scientific publications (one monograph, three articles), examines the transnational circulation of texts by selected major authors in local colour fiction from across Europe (e.g. Thomas Hardy, Selma Lagerlöf, Alphonse Daudet, Serafin Estebanéz Calderon). You will:
1. investigate which works of these writers were reprinted and where; whether texts were translated and by whom;
2. in the case of Great Britain and two other countries (in any case France and/or Germany), investigate how these works were received in press reviews upon republication. The focus will be on the circulation of these texts within Europe;
3. uncover examples of how regions elsewhere in Europe were represented by emigrant writers who had settled elsewhere in Europe.
Furthermore, you will contribute research results to the project’s database. You will participate in the project’s programme of meetings (e.g. expert meetings, conferences), as a speaker (3) and organiser (2), and you are also expected to contribute to collaborative research output (articles, public events).
- A (soon to be) completed PhD degree in literary studies or cultural studies (at least a manuscript approved by the board of examiners).
- Demonstrable expertise about Europe in the long nineteenth century. preferably with knowledge about reception, periodical cultures or the literary field;
- Excellent command of spoken and written English; good reading knowledge of at least two other European languages (including either German or French).
- An excellent track record of research achievements and publications.
- A demonstrable affinity with knowledge utilisation.
- The ability to work collaboratively in an international research team, as evidenced by previous work experiences.
- The proven capacity to work with deadlines.
- Experience with working in a Digital Humanities environment, and DH literacy will be considered a plus.
- Employment: 32 hours per week.
- A maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,274 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10).
- The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
- In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
- You will be appointed for an initial period of 12 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2 years.
- The intended start date is between 1 February and 1 August 2020 (negotiable).
- You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
- Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?
Additional informationFor more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Dr. Marguérite Corporaal, Associate Professor
Tel.: +31 24 361 20 34