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Call for Applications: ‘Gothic Women’ Events Fellow

Posted on 28 April 2021

The ‘Gothic Women’ team are pleased to invite applications for the position of ‘Gothic Women’ Events Fellow, for a period of one year, starting in June 2021.

This fellowship opportunity is fully funded by the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS).

The Fellow will be a postgraduate student or early career researcher working in Romantic studies, ideally with a focus on one or more Gothic women writers of that period. The position will be paid £500 as an honorarium on the completion of 1 year of service.

The successful applicant will work with the ‘Gothic Women’ project team, assisting them on a number of administrative duties relating to running a new ‘Gothic Women’ online seminar series, starting in September 2021. The role will include running a basic wordpress site, contacting speakers, monitoring online (Zoom) events, managing Eventbrite booking pages, and running social media accounts. Experience in events or social media for academic/research purposes is desired. The Fellow will be expected to attend all online events and will also be invited to attend future ‘Gothic Women’ events (culminating in a conference in 2023). The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to project team meetings, for example by providing suggestions for speakers and topics. We expect the role to require c.1 hour per week, but as we are keen to support an early career colleague, the time we expect to be committed to the project will be flexible in relation to other professional or personal responsibilities.

To apply: please send an academic CV and a personal statement of 500 words explaining why you are best placed to undertake the duties explained above to: Informal enquires can be directed to Anna Mercer at the same address.

Deadline: 21 May 2021

Project team:

Daniel Cook (University of Dundee)

Laura Kirkley (Newcastle University)

Anna Mercer (Cardiff University)

Deborah Russell (University of York)