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Naidu Mellon Inclusive Scholarship

 Naidu Mellon Inclusive Scholarship Advert August ‌

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

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INTERSECTING DIASPORAS: LITERATURE OF THE AFRICAN, LATIN AMERICAN, AND SOUTH ASIAN DIASPORAS

The  focus of Professor Sam Naidu’s project is the fictional crimes and related identities represented in literature of the African, Latin American and South Asian diasporas.  Drawing on current postcolonial theories of migration and diaspora, the intention of this project is to uncover the value of such imaginary constructions of transnational subjectivities and of what is deemed ‘criminal’ in an increasingly globalised world.  Postgraduate Students/Postdoctoral Fellows wishing to embark on research projects which explore fictional representations of the experiences and exigencies of diaspora, and who favour a comparative methodology informed by an intersectional approach to the study of literature are invited to apply for:

MA scholarship (two years); R90 000 per annum. PhD scholarship (three years): R100 000 per annum.

Andrew W. Mellon funded Postdoctoral fellowship  R180 000.

Programme Co-Ordinator: Professor Sam Naidu, Department of English Literature, Rhodes University, Grahamstown

Applicants need to send a brief research proposal (1000 words) and a CV with academic record to: s.naidu@ru.ac.za

Closing Date for Applications: 31 October 2016. Candidates will be shortlisted for a brief interview and must be available to commence study in  February 2017.

For enquiries contact: s.naidu@ru.ac.za or pgfunding@ru.ac.za

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