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Thu Jan 24 2002

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  1. Patrick Stevenson, Interdisciplinary: 3 Studentships at Univ of Southampton, UK

Message 1: Interdisciplinary: 3 Studentships at Univ of Southampton, UK

Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 16:10:27 +0000
From: Patrick Stevenson <>
Subject: Interdisciplinary: 3 Studentships at Univ of Southampton, UK

Research Studentships at the University of Southampton, UK

3 Research Studentships will be available in the School of Modern
Languages at the University of Southampton for a fixed period of 3
years from September 2002. Students will receive an annual grant of
GBP7500 (approx. 12,150 Euro) and their fees will be waived throughout
the 3-year period. In return, they will be expected to teach 6 hours
per week (German language classes).

The School of Modern Languages is one of the leading research
departments in the UK and has just been awarded the highest grade (5*)
in the 2001 national Research Assessment Exercise. The School has
particular research strengths in linguistic, literary and cultural
studies (especially film and media studies and identity and migration
research) in German, French and Spanish. The emphasis in research and
teaching is on interdisciplinarity, and in 2003-4 a new 4-year
postgraduate programme in Transnational Studies will be introduced.

International Research Projects in the SML Professors Ulrike Meinhof
(cultural and linguistic studies), Pam Cook (film) and Jo Labanyi
(Hispanic and cultural studies) are currently conducting international
interdisciplinary research projects on 'media and cultural memory' and
'identities in European border areas'. Dr Deniz Goektuerk is working
on a collaborative research project on 'Transnational Communities',
which deals with the conditions of cultural production in different
contexts of migration and diaspora.

Research interests of members of staff in German:

Sociolinguistics of German, multilingualism, the politics of language
(Patrick Stevenson);
Language and national identity (Prof Ulrike Meinhof, Patrick
German and European film and media studies (Dr Tim Bergfelder and Prof
European film industries and filmmakers in exile (Dr Tim Bergfelder);
Cinema and literature, cultural theory, comparative studies,
Turkish-German studies (Dr Deniz Goektuerk);
Late 19th and 20th century German and Austrian literature in its
historical and political context, especially Theodor Fontane and
Thomas Mann; war and society; the Weimar Republic; German resistance
(Prof Alan Bance);
19th and 20th century German and Austrian literature and culture,
feminist literary theory, Jewish-German studies (Dr Andrea Reiter);
20th century Jewish-German literature and culture, especially poetry;
exile and trauma studies in the European context (Dr Bridget Thomson).

Specialists in German culture are also working in related departments
such as the History Department and the Parkes Centre for Jewish /
non-Jewish Relations.

Current PhD projects include: Stars in GDR cinema; The female gaze in
the work of Annette von Droste-Huelshoff; German radio from 1945 and
the renewal of national identity; narrative elements in Friedrich
Torberg's non-fictional texts.

Further information on the School of Modern Languages can be found on
the SML website:


Good first degree in a relevant area (must include German); native or
near-native German language; good knowledge of English (especially
written); experience in teaching German as a Foreign Language would be
an advantage.


Please send an informal application (including CV and brief
description of your proposed PhD research project, approx. 1 page) by
the end of March 2002 to:

Professor Ulrike Meinhof 
School of Modern Languages,
University of Southampton, 
Southampton SO17 1BJ
Tel:(0044) 23 8059 2295
Fax: (0044) 23 8059 3288
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