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Postdoctoral fellowship “Contemporary Literary Legacies of Slavery” 930398

In connection with the research project Reading Slavery - Comparative Studies of the Literature of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (readingslavery.au.dk) at the Department of Comparative Literature, Aarhus University, the School of Communication and Culture invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship (one year). The appointment begins on 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
 
The postdoc project should address questions regarding the imprint of modern slavery (1440-) in contemporary literary culture. Either through contemporary uses of literary representations of slavery in different forms of cultural memory practice, or through contemporary reworkings of historical slavery and its repercussions in contemporary literature. In both cases, the project should reflect on the position and nature of literature and literary representations as memorial practices and their relation to historical slavery. Projects that address questions of comparison between different empires and histories of slavery will be of particular interest.
 
The successful applicant should have an individual project which is relevant for the collective research project, and is expected to collaborate closely with the other project members. The application should contain a research proposal for the postdoc project, indicating clearly how the project will complement the research agenda of the Reading Slavery project. Descriptions of no more than three pages are invited.
 
A limited amount of teaching in the department as well as a limited amount of administrative work in relation to the project will be expected. The successful applicant must be willing to be based in Aarhus.
 
For further information on the research project, please see readingslavery.au.dk or contact Associate Professor Mads Anders Baggesgaard (madsbaggesgaard@cc.au.dk). 
 
For further information regarding the application and employment procedure, please contact HR supporter Helle Sindal, mail: hsi@au.dk
 
Qualifications
Applicants for this position must have a PhD degree or equivalent scholarly qualifications in comparative literature or related fields.
 
Applicants should be experienced in advanced literary study and should have an interest in collaborative, interdisciplinary work. Evidence of high-quality publications will be a distinct advantage. The application must be submitted in English.  

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.

Formalities

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Deadline

All applications must be made online and received by:

11.10.2017
Please apply online here

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