PhD-Text and Event in Early Modern Europe (TEEME): An Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate
The School of English has a strong international reputation and global perspective, apparent both in the background of its staff and in the diversity of our teaching and research interests
Our expertise ranges from the medieval to the postmodern, including British, American and Irish literature, postcolonial writing, 18th-century studies, Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, Victorian studies, modern poetry, critical theory and cultural history. The international standing of the School ensures that we have a lively, confident research culture, sustained by a vibrant, ambitious intellectual community. We also count a number of distinguished creative writers among our staff, and we actively explore crossovers between critical and creative writing in all our areas of teaching and research.
TEEME is an international doctoral programme in early modern studies funded by the European Union under the Erasmus Mundus scheme. It is structured around a unique collaboration between university-based researchers in the humanities and the cultural and creative sector in four EU countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic). Candidates have research projects that are comparative and interdisciplinary in conception, that bear a clear relation to present needs and debates, and that span at least two different linguistic, religious and/or ethnic cultures within Europe, or that relate one European with one non-European culture, in the period 1400 to 1700, or in later political or cultural uses and representations of early modern literature and history. By relating a broad understanding of ‘text’ – in its original meaning of tissue, web or texture – to underlying ‘events’ – the raw data of the past shaped into story by ‘weaving’ or writing – all projects combine a textual-literary with a cultural-historical strand.
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