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.
Subproject 4: European Local Colour Fiction in Transnational Contexts, 1830-1914. Your postdoctoral research, which is to result in four scientific publications (one monograph, three articles), examines the transnational circulation of texts by selected major authors in local colour fiction from across Europe (e.g. Thomas Hardy, Selma Lagerlöf, Alphonse Daudet, Serafin Estebanéz Calderon). You will:
1. investigate which works of these writers were reprinted and where; whether texts were translated and by whom;
2. in the case of Great Britain and two other countries (in any case France and/or Germany), investigate how these works were received in press reviews upon republication. The focus will be on the circulation of these texts within Europe;
3. uncover examples of how regions elsewhere in Europe were represented by emigrant writers who had settled elsewhere in Europe.
Furthermore, you will contribute research results to the projects database. You will participate in the projects programme of meetings (e.g. expert meetings, conferences), as a speaker (3) and organiser (2), and you are also expected to contribute to collaborative research output (articles, public events).
The Faculty of Arts employs over 500 staff members who teach, conduct research, or support educational and research endeavors 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 Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS). The faculty provides education for circa 2,400 students, spread over three departments: the department of history, art history and classics, that 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 Dr Marguérite Corporaal and submit it, using the application button, no later than 21 October 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.
Your application should include the following attachments:
The first round of interviews will take place on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Candidates will be asked to deliver presentations as part of the selection process.Läs mer
|Titel||Postdoctoral Researcher, Redefining the Region, Subproject 4|
|Job location||Comeniuslaan 4, 6525 HP Nijmegen|
|Publicerad||september 11, 2019|
|Sista ansökningsdatum||oktober 21, 2019|
|Befattningar||Postdoktor,   Forskare  |
|Ämnen||Sociologi,   Urbana studier,   Kulturgeografi,   Fysisk planering,   Kulturstudier  |