Curtin University PhD project and scholarship in creative writing/literary studies

Curtin University PhD project and scholarship in creative writing/literary studies

Into the New World: Diaspora in Australian and Scottish Writing

As part of Curtin’s collaboration with the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, a PhD project with scholarship is available for 2019 start.

Students undertaking a collaborative PhD under the alliance are offered a seamless international experience as well as a fully funded scholarship with living stipend. You will spend time at each institution and will be supervised by both Aberdeen and Curtin research staff.

Immigration and Emigration are dominant features of our current global experience but they are foundational to the relationship between Scotland and Australia. Many Scots left Scotland to make a new home in Australia and arrived at the port of Fremantle near Perth and many modern Australians trace their origins to Scotland.

This PhD project invites submissions on the theme of emigration and immigration between Scotland and Australia (whatever the direction of travel) with particular emphasis on diasporic experience. Proposals are welcomed from those wishing to undertake a creative writing project that deals with the historical experience of emigration and immigration between the two countries, or one that considers more recent experience by taking either a fictional or life-writing approach. Proposals from those who wish to take undertake a more literary study exploring existing literary works on the topic of Scottish-Australian diasporic experience will also be welcomed.

Closing date for EOI: 10 January 2019.

For more information, see: https://scholarships.curtin.edu.au/scholarships/scholarship.cfm?id=3646.0

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