Employment: Research Associate, Emotions in Literature, University of Western Sydney

Closing date 27th  September 2013

Research Associate: Emotions in Literature,
University of Western Sydney.

Ref: 492581

  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level A AU $59,832 – AU $81,194 p.a.
  • Closing date: Friday, 27 September 2013

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions includes research expertise at five nodes in Australia (the Universities of Western Australia, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland), plus research partnerships in the UK, Germany, Switzerland Sweden and Canada. Our approach is strongly interdisciplinary, with researchers spanning the fields of social and cultural history, literature, art history, museology, Latin studies, history of medicine and science, musicology and performance practice.

You will propose and work on a well-formulated, significant and original project concerning emotions in literature or drama in English between 1500 and 1800, preferably leading to a monograph, under the supervision of Winthrop Professor Bob White, Programme Leader for ‘Meanings’ in the ARC Centre of excellence for the History of Emotions at the University of Western Australia.

As Research Associate you will play a prominent role in medieval and early modern emotions research by examining the meanings attributed to emotions in medieval and early modern Europe, and their modes of expression, transmission and regulation.

To discuss or clarify any aspects of the position please contact Winthrop Professor Bob White by email bob.white@uwa.edu.au after accessing the position documentation.

Application Details: To access the position description and apply online.

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