Associate Research Fellow for AHRC-funded project, Reconfiguring the Canon of Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry, 1991-2008, Deadline September 8

The following announcement came to CEERES from The University of Exeter:

College of Humanites   (Academic)
Associate Research Fellow for AHRC-funded project, Reconfiguring the Canon of Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry, 1991-2008 (Fixed term, full-time) (Ref. N2965)

This new full-time fixed term Associate Research Fellowship post is available from 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2013.

The aim of the project, directed by Dr. Katharine Hodgson as Principal Investigator, with Dr. Alexandra Smith at the University of Edinburgh as Co-Investigator, is to explore the ways in which the contemporary Russian literary world has reshaped the canon of twentieth-century poetry. The project will assess the extent to which the canon as represented in print publications has changed in comparison to the canon of the late Soviet period, and analyse the contribution of Russian publishers, literary journals, and educational institutions to the process of canon formation. The post holder will investigate the role of educational institutions and publishers in the development of the post-Soviet canon and also contribute to project administration and, with appropriate training, manage the project website and bibliographical database. (See the application pack for full details)

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent research experience and relevant publications in an aspect of Russian literature of the twentieth century; native or near-native competence in both Russian and English. The post offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to participate in a major research project and in so doing to develop their careers, professional experience and training in research methods, skills and procedures. There will also be opportunity to engage in a limited amount of undergraduate teaching.

The starting salary will be circa £25,000 on Grade E.

Application packs are available from

e-mail; quoting reference number N2965.

Completed applications should be forwarded to Jenny Hickman, SALL Research Administrator either by e-mail ( or by post to the following address Room 256, College of Humanities, Queen’s Building, The Queen’s Drive, Exeter, Devon EX4 4QH.

The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon 8 September 2010. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 20 September 2010.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity in its workforce and, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, is particularly keen to consider applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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