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New Opportunities at Newcastle for PhD Studentships

German Studies in the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University is pleased to announce several opportunities for PhD studentships.

1.       Graduate Teaching Assistantship in German Studies Deadline: 25 March 2012

2.       AHRC awards in Linguistics or Translation Studies Deadline: 1 March 2012

How to Apply

Graduate Teaching Assistantship Deadline: 16 March 2012

We offer a fully funded PhD position for a three-year period. Full advertisement.

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant, the successful candidate will teach up to 6 hours per week and in return will receive:

  • An annual stipend of £ 13,000
  • A waiver for UK/EU fees throughout the 3-year period.
  • Appropriate training for doctoral research and teaching.

The studentship will commence on 01/10/2012 or as soon thereafter as possible. Informal enquiries can be made to the Director of Postgraduate Studies of the School of Modern Languages, Prof. Henrike Lähnemann, Tel: 0191 222 7513.

German Studies at Newcastle has research strength across a wide range of disciplines. We are happy to supervise in the following areas:

  • Medieval to early modern German Literature; Northern German mysticism; manuscript transmission and visual culture; comparative medieval literature (Dr Elizabeth Andersen; Prof. Henrike Lähnemann).
  • Morphological theory; morphology, phonology and dialectology of German and Dutch (Dr Carol Fehringer).
  • German literature and politics post-1945; comparative literature and literary theory; GDR literature and censorship; Holocaust narratives (Dr Beate Müller).
  • Twentieth-century and contemporary German literature; literature and philosophy; cultural and critical theory; women’s writing (Dr Teresa Ludden).

There is a vibrant research culture in the School, which is one of the leading departments for research in the UK, with particular strengths in Linguistics; History, Politics and Society; Cultural Studies; Film and Visual Media; Literature; Translating and Interpreting. We work as an integrated school in terms of both research and teaching, allowing us to develop true interdisciplinarity within and across our language sections, and with other schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS). We have a lively international postgraduate community within the School and at Faculty level.

AHRC awards in Translation & Interpretation / Linguistics. Deadline 1 March 2012

The School of Modern Languages at Newcastle invites applications for AHRC Block Grant Partnership Postgraduate Studentships for 2012 entry in the following subject areas:

Linguistics. Doctoral awards.

Our research specialisms and supervisory expertise include: German and Dutch morphology, historical linguistics and medieval German, including Middle Low German. Further information

Interpreting and Translation. Doctoral awards

This is a multi-faceted inter-discipline where different fields, like linguistics, literary and cultural studies, interact and spark ideas from each other. Key interests for our community of staff and student researchers are History of Translation, literary translation (also from Dutch) and translation theory. Further information

How to Apply

To be considered for an award, you should first apply to the School via the central portal for Postgraduate admission. Once you have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place you may submit an application for a studentship. To apply for a studentship, you should send the School of Modern Languages Postgraduate Officer:

(1)  A letter of no more than 300 words stating your name, the programme you have applied for and your application numberhighlighting the reasons why you are a suitable candidate for a studentship;

(2)  A copy of your c.v.

Enquiries and Applications: Postgraduate Officer Lucy Brickwood
Level 6, Old Library Building, School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7RU
Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 5867 Fax: + 44 (0) 191 222 3496

Postgraduate Open Day Wednesday 15 February 2012

Further information about postgraduate study at Newcastle will be available at our Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 15thFebruary 2012. To reserve your place, visit or email us for more details.


Prof. Henrike Lähnemann

Chair of German Studies | School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University, GB – NE1 7RU Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel.: 0044 191 2227513, emailWebsite * Medingen project * Medieval and Early Modern Studies @ Newcastle * WIGS




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