The School has done well in postgraduate funding competitions this year, attracting full funding for 5 full-time PhD students and an MA Bursary.Three of the PhD awards come through the Northern Bridge doctoral training partnership, a new consortium with Newcastle University and Queen’s University Belfast funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The PhD projects funded by Northern Bridge will focus on:
- The reception of Schopenhauer’s philosophy in the Russian Silver Age-
- conceptions of time in the works of Michel de Montaigne and Giordano Bruno
- gluttony and excess in eighteenth-century erotic and libertine fiction
The other two PhD awards are offered as a result of a winning bid for research funding from the Newby Trust. The Durham-Newby Doctoral Studentships will fund projects on Tomaso Grossi and the origin of the Romantic novella, and a critical edition and study of Ludovico Savioli’s Amori (1765).
The School has also secured a Santander MA scholarship for the MA in Translation Studies. Postgraduate funding opportunities for 2015 entry will be advertised in the Michaelmas term on the School’s website.
We are looking forward to welcoming our new PhD students to the School of Modern Languages and Cultures!
[extract from the MLAC June newsletter, authored by Dr Mike Thompson]