New Job Alert: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Romantic Ridiculous

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This is an exciting position for a postdoctoral researcher to shift Romantic Studies from the sublime to the ridiculous, working with the Principal Investigator to investigate an alternative collaborative ethos in the Romantic period and in Higher Education today.

The postdoctoral researcher will explore possibilities for collaborative authorship with the principal investigator in different forms, including a co-authored article on this Research Question – How have Romantic-period writers and Romanticism itself been represented as ridiculous? – and an experimental duograph on The Romantic Ridiculous. The postdoctoral researcher would conduct their own research in one of the following areas:

• Representations of the Romantic child from the nineteenth century to the present day

• Women’s writing and/or children’s literature and aesthetics

• Romantic legacies, particularly in children’s literature, satire/caricature, and/or music

The project’s Impact elements will be collaborative, edging towards co-production, building on an existing track record of collaboration with partner cultural institutions. The postdoctoral researcher and principal investigator will work with groups of A-level students in collaboration with Windermere Jetty and the Grasmere Trust to develop a travelling exhibition on ‘Ridiculous Romantics’.

For more details about this job, visit the Edgehill website and view the job posting here

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