Deadline: Noon on December 6, 2013
Following the award of a European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant to Professor Sally Shuttleworth (“Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives”), the Faculty of English Language and Literature seeks three postdoctoral research assistants to work on aspects of the project. This project will explore the phenomena of stress and overload, and other disorders associated in the nineteenth century with the problems of modernity, as expressed in the literature, science and medicine of the period, tracking the circulation of ideas across these diverse areas.
The posts are fixed term for 59 months, and will start on March 1, 2014. Applicants must have a PhD or DPhil in a relevant area, possess strong communication skills and be willing to participate in the running of the project. The appointees will be based at St Anne’s College, Oxford.