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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2018

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarships

in Urban Connections in African Popular Imaginaries in the English Department

The research programme is concerned with African popular modes of representation and interpretation, and especially with the ways in which local specificities and global imaginaries are articulated through popular genres. It seeks to engage critically with various knowledge productions that are embedded in local cultural forms.

The English Department at Rhodes University, together with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invite applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships who wish to embark on research in any of the following research areas: genre fiction in Africa (crime thrillers, science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy fiction, Afro-Gothic fiction, chick-lit, and romance fiction); literary narratives of new and ‘invisible’ African writers; new modes of African writing through modern digital technology; popular performance art (stand-up comedy, music, film, television, radio); magazines and graphic illustrations. Students in cognate disciplines are also encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: R190 000 per annum

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship applicants must provide a 1000 word research proposal, CV and academic record.
  • All applicants must also include letters from two referees in their applications.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing Date for Applications: 30 September 2017.

Candidates who are shortlisted will be called for an interview and, should their application be successful, they must be available to commence full-time study (in attendance) in February 2018.

For academic and project enquiries: contact the Vice-principal Investigator on the project, Dr Minesh Dass: m.dass@ru.ac.za

Submit applications to: m.dass@ru.ac.za

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