You will work as part of a team on the NWO-funded VICI project Redefining the Region: The Transnational Dimensions of Local Colour. This project aims to examine the unexplored transnational dimensions of local colour by studying media representations of regions and local colour fiction from the long 19th century in European and transatlantic frameworks. These materials provide unique case studies for transnational approaches: images and texts about European regions reached transnational audiences through emerging periodical cultures, dissemination of local colour fiction across Europe, and transcultural networks with North American diasporic communities.
The projects objectives are:
1. examining portrayals of regional-transnational dynamics (foreigners, emigrants) in illustrated periodicals and local colour fiction;
2. researching the transnational circulation and reception of European local colour imagery, reports, fiction;
3. exploring the reconstruction of European regions by the media and local colour writers across the Atlantic.
Subproject 1: The Transnational Dimensions of the Region in European Illustrated Periodicals, 1842-1900.
Your PhD research, which is to result in a dissertation, concerns the transnational dimensions of the region in European illustrated periodicals (e.g. Illustrated London News, Le Monde Illustré, Illustrirte Zeitung), over the period 1842-1900. While these illustrated periodicals have traditionally been identified with nation building, they had a transnational scope in terms of subject matter, and they borrowed heavily from periodicals elsewhere: it was common that illustrations and texts (in translation) travelled from one national context to another, being reprinted in periodicals elsewhere in Europe (Martin 2006:12).
Your subproject investigates:
1. in what ways regions at home and elsewhere in Europe featured in these periodicals;
2. additionally, how visual and textual materials on the region circulated (in reprint) in various European contexts and readerships through this new mass medium.
Furthermore, you will contribute research results to the projects database. You are also expected to participate as a speaker in the projects programme of meetings (e.g. expert meetings, conferences).
The Faculty of Arts employs over 500 academic and support staff in the fields of history and art, languages and cultures, linguistics and information, and communications technology (ICT). Research is embedded in one of the two faculty research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) or the Institute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS). The faculty currently enrols some 2,400 students in three departments: the department of History, Art History and Classics, the department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the department of Language and Communication.
Radboud University has seven faculties, which together cover the full range of academic disciplines. Its teaching and research staff hail from more than fifty countries. With several brand new buildings and state-of-the-art facilities, the leafy modern campus in Nijmegen provides an open and welcoming environment with a personal touch, encouraging the sharing of knowledge among academics, across disciplines, and within and between research institutes. Radboud University firmly believes that a broad perspective is essential for generating new insights and solutions in both science and society.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Dr. Marguérite Corporaal, Associate Professor
Tel.: +31 24 361 20 34
Please address your application to Drs. L.J.P.M. van Mosseveld and submit it, using the application button, no later than 28 October 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.
Your application should include the following attachments
The first round of interviews will take place on Friday 29 November 2019. Candidates will be asked to deliver presentations as part of the selection process.Läs mer
|Titel||PhD Candidate: Redefining the Region, Subproject 1|
|Job location||Comeniuslaan 4, 6525 HP Nijmegen|
|Publicerad||september 11, 2019|
|Sista ansökningsdatum||oktober 28, 2019|
|Ämnen||Sociologi,   Urbana studier,   Kulturgeografi,   Fysisk planering,   Kulturstudier  |