Funded PhD studentships related to the Writing Lives project

Liverpool John Moores University is offering fully-funded 3 year PhD scholarships (up to £19,208 per year) and fees only PhD scholarships (up to £3,845 per year). Helen Rogers and Lucinda Matthews-Jones are looking for candidates who would like to pursue a PhD relating to the collaborative research project Writing Lives: The Autobiography of the Working Class in Britain, 1600-Present. The PhD candidate will have access to a searchable database and 220 memoirs in the Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies. For more on these memoirs see the Writing Lives website.

The deadline for applications is 18 March 2016. Candidates will have an MA (or equivalent), at distinction level (or be on track for one by completion Autumn 2016) in English, History, or a cognate subject. If you would like to apply for a studentship connected with Writing Lives, please email us asap to discuss the application so you can draw up a 1 page project description by 11 March 2016. If we decide to support your proposal we will work with you to finalise the application for the 18 March deadline. For details of the scholarship and application form see https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/research/phd-scholarships

Projects may use a range of archives and sources, including other forms of life-writing. Topics might include:

  • Material culture, memory and affect in working-class autobiography
  • Prison memoirs
  • Life-writing, community publishing and/or digital narratives
  • Narratives of illness and disability
  • Migration, memory and place in autobiography
  • Life-writing and childhood

At LJMU you will join a vibrant postgraduate community in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and two students currently working on fully-funded PhDs related to the Writing Lives Project: Philip Crown, The Poetry and Prose of the ‘Conservative Bard’, Robert Story (1795-1860); and Kate Taylor, ‘Angels of the Fallen Class’: Women, Inebriety and Domesticity, 1890 – 1913

Dr Helen Rogers                           H.Rogers@ljmu.ac.uk                         @HelenRogers19c

Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones       L.M.Matthew-Jones@ljmu.ac.uk       @LucieJones83

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