Supporting postgraduates and early career researchers has always been an important part of the remit of the British Association for Romantic Studies. We are currently looking for a postgraduate student willing to join the Executive in order to represent our postgraduate members and students in the field more generally.
The position offers valuable experience of conference organisation, together with excellent networking opportunities. Most importantly, it offers the chance to help shape the Romantic Studies postgraduate community by feeding in to the Executive’s discussions and launching new initiatives to support postgraduates in the field. The post is unpaid, but any travel expenses incurred are met by the Association.
Eligibility: We are especially keen to receive applications from students who expect to have postgraduate status until the summer of 2021, although this is not required. The new representative will officially stand for election at the next International Conference, Romantic Facts and Fantasies, which takes place at the University of Nottingham between the 25th and the 28th of July 2019.
Please send expressions of interest, together with a one-page CV including a brief description of your research, to the Secretary of the Association, Jennifer Orr, copying in the President, Ian Haywood. The deadline for expressions of interest is the 28th of February 2019; applications will be considered at the next Executive meeting in March.
If you would like to discuss the position further, please feel free to get in touch with Paul, who will be happy to talk about what the position entails.