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PhD studentship on AHRC research project ‘In Search of Italian Cinema Audiences in the 1940s and 1950s: Gender, Genre and National Identity’
The Department of Italian at the University of Bristol is seeking to award a fully-funded PhD studentship from September 1st 2013. It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The studentship provides full tuition fees and a tax-free stipend of £13, 726 per annum for 3 years (for UK/resident students).
The award is for a self-contained doctoral research topic on the reception of female stars in the Italian press in the 1940s and '50s, to be supervised by Dr. Catherine O’Rawe, as part of the AHRC project, ‘In Search of Italian Cinema Audiences in the 1940s and 1950s: Gender, Genre and National Identity’. The AHRC project will be run in collaboration with the universities of Exeter and Oxford Brookes, but the PhD student will be based at Bristol, andwill work within the Department of Italian at the University of Bristol http://www.bris.ac.uk/italian.
Applicants should have a very strong undergraduate degree, should be fluent in both Italian and English, and should ideally have or be undertaking a Masters degree in a relevant discipline, such as Italian or film studies, or have relevant research experience in a related field. The successful candidate will undertake archival work in Italy on popular magazines of the 1950s, and will also collaborate with the project directors in analysing data gathered from questionnaires and interviews with Italians about their memories of cinema-going in the 1940s and ’50s.
To apply, use the online form (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/prospectus/postgraduate/2013/apply.html), specifying that you wish to be considered for this studentship. In your personal statement, explain how your research interests or previous experience put you in a position to make a valuable contribution to the project.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Catherine O’Rawe in the Department of Italian by telephone at +44 (0)117 3316760 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for receipt of applications is 24th June 2013
Dr. Catherine O'Rawe
Department of Italian
University of Bristol
19 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TE
Tel: +44 117 3316760